Debbie Rasch

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Thirty infants scheduled for a variety of gastrointestinal, genitourinary and thoracic surgical procedures were selected for insertion of lumbar or thoracic epidural catheters via the caudal approach using either an Intracath or a Burron continuous brachial plexus kit. The catheters were inserted with ease by residents in training and no catheter-related(More)
To investigate the effects on the newborn infant of maternal magnesium therapy for treatment of pre-eclampsia, we studied 36 hypermagnesemic infants born to pre-eclamptic mothers treated with MgSO4, 18 neonates born to untreated pre-eclamptic mothers, and 25 infants born to normal mothers. Impairment of neuromuscular transmission, as well as neurobehavioral(More)
BACKGROUND Surgical repair of total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC) is associated with high rates of mortality and need for reintervention. The purpose of this study was to identify variables associated with surgical mortality and, in particular, to define predictors of recurrent pulmonary venous obstruction. METHODS All patients who(More)
Standardized silver staining and quantitation of nucleolar organizer regions-associated proteins (AgNORs) on routinely formalin-fixed and paraffin-embedded tissues has been recently established. The present study was designed to assess its applicability and reproducibility on archival oral squamous cell carcinoma specimens, with special emphasis on the(More)
In the last decade, silver staining of nucleolar organizer region-associated proteins (AgNORs) has been widely used in tumour pathology both for diagnostic and for prognostic purposes. However, a reliable and reproducible assessment of these proteins on routinely processed archival tissues has only become possible since the recent introduction of(More)
Severe respiratory distress developed in a 5-month-old infant approximately ten days after pneumonectomy for complete sequestration of the right lung. Right pneumonectomy syndrome was diagnosed by bronchography, which revealed thinning and obstruction of the left main bronchus during expiration. A right thoracotomy was then performed, and an inflatable(More)
A term neonate with hypermagnesemia secondary to maternal administration of MgSO4 for pre-eclampsia had a respiratory arrest after receiving gentamicin im. The neuromuscular tracings and sequential physician exams done before and after administering gentamicin suggest aminoglycosides may potentiate a magnesium-induced impairment of neuromuscular(More)
We present three patients with Treacher Collins or Pierre Robin syndromes who had historical and physical evidence of airway obstruction, difficulty feeding, and sleep disturbances. These preoperative findings correlated with difficult airway management intraoperatively. Based on this experience, we recommend that children with obstructive symptoms have(More)