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PURPOSE Ceftriaxone is a widely used third-generation cephalosporin. In this prospective study, we used sonography to investigate the incidence and outcome of biliary complications in children receiving ceftriaxone therapy. METHODS Ceftriaxone was administered intravenously at a dosage of 100 mg/kg/day for 1-3 weeks to 118 children hospitalized for severe(More)
DESIGN We evaluated the incidence and history of arteriovenous fistula (AVF) after kidney biopsy and assessed the use of superselective embolization for treatment. OBSERVATIONS During the last 10 years, 896 kidney biopsies (age range of the patients: 1 month-18.6 years) have been performed in our institution under real-time ultrasonographic guidance with(More)
Renal candidiasis in the neonate is encountered infrequently. We report a newborn with ichthyosis, who during the hospital course had five episodes of culture-proven sepsis, probably due to skin lesions. For these infections various antibiotic combinations were used. During the therapy of the last sepsis attack, unilateral hydronephrosis developed secondary(More)
The primary disorders of 50 children with increased renal medullary echogenicity on renal ultrasound were studied; 28 girls and 22 boys aged from 1 month to 16 years were classified into four groups based on underlying disease and ultrasound findings. Group 1 was composed of 17 patients with distal renal tubular acidosis (34%); intense echoes throughout the(More)
To define the mean effective dose of oral misoprostol, a PGE2 methylanalogue, for terminating midtrimester complicated pregnancy without producing significant side-effects and complications, forty-two patients with intrauterine complicated pregnancies of 14-28 weeks were treated with oral misoprostol. All patients were observed after the initial dose (200(More)
Cranial computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), or both, of 143 patients with West syndrome were retrospectively reviewed. Twenty-four children had normal CT scans. The most striking findings on pathologic scans were cerebral atrophy, ventricular enlargement, and encephalomalacia. Of 78 children who underwent MRI, 14 had normal scans.(More)
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