Daniel G Buamscha

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INTRODUCTION There is currently a deficiency of physicians in pediatric intensive care units (PICU). The cause of this deficit is multifactorial, although the burnout phenomenon has been described as relevant. OBJECTIVE To analyze the situation of human resource in the pediatric intensive care units in Argentina and measure the level of burnout. METHODS(More)
UNLABELLED Since the onset of our liver transplantation program in 1992, 362 transplants were performed in 338 children. A risk score for predicting mortality was designed and implemented over time. The description of a method utilized to design the risk score, changes in mortality rate over 12 yr and the analysis of factors that might have influenced these(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the detection of hepatitis A virus ribonucleic acid in patients with acute liver failure and to assess if the results have any clinical implications for the evolution of acute liver failure in children. Hepatitis A infection, a vaccine-preventable disease, is an important cause of acute liver failure in children in Argentina.(More)
Ascites is a major complication of cirrhosis. There are several evidence-based articles and guidelines for the management of adults, but few data have been published in relation to children. In the case of a pediatric patient with cirrhotic ascites (PPCA), the following questions are raised: How are the clinical assessment and ancillary tests performed?(More)
INTRODUCTION Pediatric intensive care residency programs have been in place in Argentina for just a few years. Knowing their status offers the possibility to establish strategies to help with professional development and training. OBJECTIVES 1) To describe the characteristics of pediatric intensive care residency programs across Argentina. 2) To assess(More)
BACKGROUND Hepatitis A infection, a vaccine-preventable disease, is an important cause of fulminant hepatic failure (FHF) in children in Argentina. Universal vaccination in 1-year-old children was implemented in June 2005. The limited studies about the correlation between the characteristics of the hepatitis A virus (HAV) and FHF have been carried out in(More)
Strains of hepatitis E virus (HEV) isolated from Argentinian patients with sporadic hepatitis, as well as from swine from Argentina, belong to genotype 3. HEV genotype 3 variants have been described associated with acute liver failure (ALF) in adults from Japan and the United Kingdom. In Argentina, 30% of ALF in adults and children are of unknown aetiology.(More)
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