Doaa El Amrousy

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OBJECTIVE Von Willebrand factor antigen (VWF-Ag) is proved to be a marker for pulmonary endothelial injury in acute lung injury (ALI). We aimed to evaluate the predictive value of VWF-Ag plasma levels in children with ALI. METHODS Prospective controlled study included 40 children with ALI as a patient group, 40 healthy children as a control group. Plasma(More)
The objective of this study was to evaluate the coronary circulation and calcification in children with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) on hemodialysis. A total of 50 children with ESRD and 50 healthy controls were enrolled in the study. Cardiac functions and coronary blood flow were evaluated with conventional and tissue Doppler echocardiography. Coronary(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to assess the effectiveness of pre-emptive dexmedetomidine versus amiodarone in preventing junctional ectopic tachycardia (JET) in pediatric cardiac surgery. DESIGN This is a prospective, controlled study. SETTING This study was carried out at a single university hospital. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Ninety patients(More)
OBJECTIVE Convulsive status epilepticus (CSE) is a medical emergency with high mortality that usually occurs within 30 days following the seizure activity. One of the potential mechanisms contributing to mortality in this period following CSE is cardiac injury. The aim of the present study was to evaluate cardiac injury after CSE in children. PATIENTS AND(More)
BACKGROUND Postoperative junctional ectopic tachycardia is one of the most serious arrhythmias that occur after pediatric cardiac surgery, difficult to treat and better to be prevented. Our aim was to assess the efficacy of prophylactic dexmedetomidine in preventing junctional ectopic tachycardia after pediatric cardiac surgery. METHODS AND RESULTS A(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate electrocardiographic and echocardiographic changes in moderately malnourished children and to correlate them with both anthropometric and electrolyte changes. PATIENTS AND METHOD Sixty moderately malnourished children were taken as patient group, and 60 healthy children of matched age and sex were taken as control group. Weight,(More)
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