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Thoracoscopic treatment of spontaneous pneumothorax in children.
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE This study describes the authors experience and results with thoracoscopic treatment of spontaneous pneumotrorax (SP) in 22 children. METHODS A total of 32 thoracoscopicExpand
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Capillaries demonstrate changes in membrane potential in response to pharmacological stimuli.
It has been proposed that capillaries can detect changes in tissue metabolites and generate signals that are communicated upstream to resistance vessels. The mechanism for this communication mayExpand
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Neurological outcome is diminished in survivors of congenital diaphragmatic hernia requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.
In a series of 61 infants who had congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) treated at our center from 1978 through 1996, 37 of 59 (61%) survived the perioperative period with two infants lost toExpand
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Discharge outcomes of extremely low birth weight infants with spontaneous intestinal perforations
Objective:To examine discharge outcomes of extremely low birth weight infants (ELBW) with spontaneous intestinal perforation (SIP).Study design:A single-center retrospective cohort study of all ELBWExpand
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Esophageal foreign bodies.
1. Eugene D. McGahren, MD* 1. 2. *Associate Professor of Pediatric Surgery and of Pediatrics, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA. After completing this article, readersExpand
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Use of video-assisted thoracic surgery in the treatment of chylothorax.
Chylothorax, a potentially lethal disorder that may cause profound respiratory, nutritional, and immunologic complications, has become increasingly common in recent years. Medical therapy has beenExpand
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The role of peritoneal drainage for intestinal perforation in infants with and without necrotizing enterocolitis.
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE This report reviews our experience using peritoneal drainage (PD) as initial therapy for intestinal perforation in premature infants with and without necrotizing enterocolitisExpand
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Ratiometric measurement of endothelial depolarization in arterioles with a potential-sensitive dye.
A fluorescence ratio technique based on the voltage-sensitive dye 1-(3-sulfonatopropyl)-8-[beta-[2-di-n-butylamino)-6-naphythyl++ +]vinyl] pyridinium betaine (di-8-ANEPPS)has been developed forExpand
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Permissive hypercapnia in the management of congenital diaphragmatic hernia: our institutional experience.
BACKGROUND Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is a potentially lethal anomaly associated with pulmonary hypoplasia and persistent pulmonary hypertension. Permissive hypercapnia is a strategyExpand
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Surgical outcomes analysis of pediatric peritoneal dialysis catheter function in a rural region.
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to analyze the experience with peritoneal dialysis (PD) at a high-volume, single center institution that supports a rural population. METHODS From 2000 toExpand
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