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Capnography provides a substitute for monitoring of arterial carbon dioxide tension (PCO(2)). We performed a prospective study to evaluate a new application of capnography, using quantitative curve analysis in the pediatric ICU. Twenty-five infants and children admitted to the pediatric ICU after cardiovascular surgery for congenital heart diseases were(More)
Juvenile polyps are the most common tumors of the gastrointestinal tract in children and are the principal cause of hematochezia. A total of 103 children and adolescents with intestinal polyps have been treated in Veterans General Hospital-Taipei from March 1961 to March 1994. The diagnosis included 87 cases (84.5%) of juvenile polyps, 2 cases of isolated(More)
During endotracheal intubation, checking the position of endotracheal tube is important in order to avoid accidental esophageal intubation. Exhaled CO2 pressures of 50 emergent intubation attempts were recorded in our pediatric intensive unit to evaluate the efficacy of capnography in the early detection of esophageal intubation. Adjustment of the tube(More)
Cellulitis of extremities due to Haemophilus influenzae is rare in children. Only 60 cases of Haemophilus influenzae cellulitis of the extremities have been reported. It usually affects young children between the ages of six and 24 months. The lesion often presents with a red-to-bluish-purple discoloration overlying the involved area. High fever and(More)
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In an attempt to establish the reference pattern and the plasma growth hormone (GH) response to growth hormone releasing factor (GRF) (1-29)NH2, 5 normal stature with single kidney children and 14 with idiopathic GH deficient dwarfism received intravenous injections of 1 microgram/kg GRF(1-29)NH2. Plasma GH levels were measured at 0, 15, 30, 45, 60, 90, and(More)
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