Eduardo Mekitarian Filho

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OBJECTIVE To describe the main epidemiological, clinical, diagnostic and treatment aspects of children with acute pancreatitis. SOURCES Systematic review of MEDLINE and SciELO databases in the last 5 years on acute pancreatitis in children, as well as consultation of relevant references on the texts obtained. SUMMARY OF THE FINDINGS Cases of acute(More)
OBJECTIVES This study aims to describe the association between different postoperative complications and the length of hospital stay among children undergoing neurosurgical procedures. METHODS A retrospective cohort study was carried out between May 2004 and May 2009 in a tertiary community hospital. All postoperative complications following neurosurgical(More)
In a retrospective cohort of 494 children with meningitis in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the Bacterial Meningitis Score identified all the children with bacterial meningitis (sensitivity 100%, 95% confidence interval: 92-100% and negative predictive value 100%, 95% confidence interval: 98-100%). Addition of cerebrospinal fluid lactate to the score did not improve(More)
OBJECTIVES To summarize the main clinical entities associated with fever without source (FWS) in infants, as well as the clinical management of children with occult bacteremia, emphasizing laboratory tests and empirical antibiotics. SOURCES A non-systematic review was conducted in the following databases--PubMed, EMBASE, and SciELO, between 2006 and 2015.(More)
OBJECTIVES To summarize 1) the definitions and epidemiological features of stroke in children; 2) the main risk factors that can lead to stroke in pediatrics and neonatology; 3) the main pathophysiological features involved in the genesis of brain injury in stroke; 4) the clinical manifestations and imaging diagnosis; and 5) the latest recommendations(More)
Agitated and uncooperative children are frequently a challenge for safe anesthetic induction or urgent surgical procedures in emergency departments. Promoting anxiolysis and light sedation facilitates the performance of such procedures, reducing the adverse effects and increasing parents’ and health care team’s satisfaction. In a recently published study by(More)
OBJECTIVE This article focused on verifying if hyperglycemia in critically ill pediatric patients is a risk factor for increased morbidity and mortality and carried out a critical analysis of the articles in pediatrics and neonatology. METHODS A systematic review of literature was performed using Medline, Cochrane, Lilacs and Embase databases and(More)
UNLABELLED This prospective observational pilot study evaluated the aerosolized intranasal route for dexmedetomidine as a safe, effective, and efficient option for infant and pediatric sedation for computed tomography imaging. The mean time to sedation was 13.4 minutes, with excellent image quality, no failed sedations, or significant adverse events. (More)