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Bacterial translocation as a direct cause of sepsis is an attractive hypothesis that presupposes that in specific situations bacteria cross the intestinal barrier, enter the systemic circulation, and cause a systemic inflammatory response syndrome. Critically ill children are at increased risk for bacterial translocation, particularly in the early postnatal(More)
BACKGROUND Henoch-Schoenlein syndrome (HSS) is the most common form of vasculitis seen in childhood. The clinical diagnosis is based on the association of nonthrombocytopenic purpura, arthritis and abdominal pain. Nephropathy is the most common complication. Hemorrhages can occur in the respiratory, gastrointestinal and urinary tracts. Neurological(More)
OBJECTS In literature, excessive perioperative haemorrhage and related haemodynamic instability have been described as major risk factors in hemispherectomy. In this report we analyse the impact of neurosurgical operation on both the haematological and coagulative patterns of these children, especially focusing on younger patients. METHODS From 1993 to(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate perioperative management, early outcomes and hemocoagulative disorders in infants up to 1 year old, undergoing neurosurgery for brain tumors removal. DESIGN Retrospective evaluation of prospectively collected data regarding all infants aged <1 year admitted to PICU from 1994 to 2004, following intracranial mass removal. (More)
BACKGROUND Acinetobacter baumannii has been associated with high morbidity and mortality rates, even in pediatric patients. Therapeutic options are limited, especially when the strain is multidrug resistant. METHODS Clinical and microbiological analyses of 4 cases of systemic infections caused by multi drug resistant A. baumannii treated with(More)
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