Chusak Okascharoen

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The case of a preterm infant weighing 1120 g who successfully received recombinant activated factor VII (rFVIIa) without complication for control of a life-threatening bleeding event resulting from a ruptured umbilical artery is reported. After performing an exploratory laparotomy at 27 hours of age, hemorrhage from the surgical wound and various sites(More)
OBJECTIVE Insufficient tools for bedside prediction of late-onset neonatal sepsis (LNS) initiated this study. The objective was to develop and validate a simple prediction-scoring model for LNS defined as culture-proven sepsis occurring 72 hours after birth. METHODS The study was performed at a university hospital in Bangkok. The derivation phase included(More)
OBJECTIVE To prospectively validate performance of a prediction score for diagnosis of late-onset neonatal sepsis (LNS) in a new patient population. STUDY DESIGN Data were prospectively collected from March 2003 to May 2004. Newborns were enrolled if they were in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) between 2 and 90 days, and during the first episode(More)
BACKGROUND Unexpected neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia (NAIT) may have devastating consequences and its management is challenging. To design future trials, evidence from the literature and existing best practice need review. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS This study was a cross-sectional survey of neonatal units in Germany and Canada to determine management(More)
We report on a female infant with disseminated tuberculosis who presented with clinical sepsis and disseminated intravascular coagulation starting at 14 days of age. Parenteral ofloxacin combined with streptomycin were used because the enteral route was not possible and intravenous isoniazid and rifampicin were not available. Rare complications including(More)
AIMS To assess adrenal function in asthmatic children treated with inhaled fluticasone propionate for up to 16 weeks. METHODS Children with asthma and bronchial hyperresponsiveness to inhaled methacholine were treated with inhaled fluticasone 250-750 microg/day via Volumatic spacer. The insulin tolerance test (ITT) was performed to assess adrenal(More)
OBJECTIVE To conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis of hemoglobin effect on the pregnancy outcomes. METHODS We searched MEDLINE and SCOPUS from January 1, 1990 to April 10, 2011. Observational studies addressing association between hemoglobin and adverse pregnancy outcomes were selected. Two reviewers independently extracted data. A mixed logistic(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate adrenal function in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) after induction therapy with corticosteroid and other cytotoxic agents. Study design Children with ALL (N=24) were treated with prednisolone (40 mg/m(2) per day) for 28 days during the induction phase followed by 1 week of oral dexamethasone every 4 weeks. A low-dose(More)
Migraine is a common childhood illness with expected favorable outcome. A study of the long-term clinical course of childhood migraine will provide information of evolution of migraine. A cohort study for 3-academic-year was conducted in Thai junior high-school children from July 2005 to February 2008 to determine the clinical course of migraine. Two(More)