Eduardo M da Cruz

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In this study, we describe a very rare case of anomalous left coronary artery arising from the right pulmonary artery in association with coarctation of the aorta. A 3-month-old boy presented with refractory congestive heart failure since 20 days after birth. The initial echocardiography suggested the diagnosis of left coronary artery-to-right pulmonary(More)
INTRODUCTION Limited evidence suggests that serum alkaline phosphatase activity may decrease after cardiac surgery in adults and children. The importance of this finding is not known. Recent studies, however, have identified a potential role for alkaline phosphatase as modulator of inflammation in multiple settings, including during adult cardiopulmonary(More)
  • Jon Kaufman, Piyagarnt Vichayavilas, +7 authors Genie Roosevelt
  • 2015
BACKGROUND This initiative sought to improve nutrition delivery in critically ill children with heart disease admitted to the cardiac ICU (CICU) and neonates undergoing stage 1 palliation (S1P) for single-ventricle physiology through interdisciplinary team interventions. Specific goals were increased caloric and protein delivery for all patients and a more(More)
BACKGROUND The utility of procalcitonin (PCT) and C-reactive protein (CRP) as infectious biomarkers following infant cardiothoracic surgery is not well defined. METHODS We designed a prospective cohort study to evaluate PCT and CRP after infant cardiothoracic surgery. PCT and CRP were drawn preoperatively and 24/72 h postoperation or daily in delayed(More)
OBJECTIVE Unplanned extubations in pediatric critical care units can result in increased mortality, morbidity, and length of stay. We sought to reduce the incidence of these events by reliably measuring occurrences and instituting a series of coordinated interdisciplinary interventions. METHODS This was an internal review board-approved quality(More)
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