Christopher LaRosa

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Tumor lysis syndrome is a potentially life-threatening complication of induction chemotherapy for treatment of lymphoproliferative malignancies. Serious complications of tumor lysis syndrome are rare with the preemptive use of allopurinol, rasburicase, and urine alkalinization. We report a case of oliguric acute renal failure due to bilateral xanthine(More)
Pediatric solid-organ transplantation is an increasingly successful treatment for solid-organ failure. With dramatic improvements in patient survival rates over the last several decades, there has been a corresponding emergence of complications attributable to pretransplant factors, transplantation itself, and the management of transplantation with(More)
LaR Pediatric solid-organ transplantation is an increasingly successful treatment for organ failure. Five- and 10-yr patient survival rates have dramatically improved over the last couple of decades, and currently, over 80% of pediatric patients survive into adolescence and young adulthood. Waiting list mortality has been a concern for liver, heart, and(More)
The diagnosis of hypertension in children relies upon blood pressure distribution tables adjusted for gender, age, and height. Unlike in adults, specific blood pressure levels corresponding to long-term adverse outcomes in children have not been established. However, there are known surrogate markers of target organ injury associated with elevated blood(More)
Despite recent increases in the processing power of handheld computers, often called palmtops, the devices continue to function primarily as personal information organizers. We believe adding mass storage to handheld computers will expand the usefulness of the devices. We propose a storage hierarchy, involving a hard disk and large software controlled flash(More)
Hypertension (HT) is a leading cause of adult morbidity and mortality worldwide. It is estimated to affect approximately 1 billion persons globally, and accounts for 7 million deaths yearly [1-2]. In adults, HT is well known as an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease [1]. In children and adolescents blood pressure (BP) levels at which(More)
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