Irving J. Zamora

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Attempts to minimize the effects of prolonged steroid use in steroid-dependent nephrotic syndrome (SDNS) and the need to overcome steroid resistance (SRNS) justifies immunosuppressant therapy. We report our experience in a cohort of patients with SD/SRNS during the administration of mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) in a prospective protocol initiated in January(More)
INTRODUCTION The optimal timing of repair for congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) patients that require ECMO is controversial. Early repair on ECMO theoretically allows for restoration of normal thoracic anatomy but entails significant bleeding risks. The purpose of this study was to examine the institutional outcomes of early CDH repair on ECMO. (More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to determine whether prenatal imaging parameters are predictive of postnatal CDH-associated pulmonary morbidity. METHODS The records of all neonates with CDH treated from 2004 to 2012 were reviewed. Patients requiring supplemental oxygen at 30 days of life (DOL) were classified as having chronic lung disease (CLD).(More)
Malnutrition is common among children with complex heart disease (CHD). Feeding gastrostomies are often used to improve the nutritional status of such patients. Our purpose was to evaluate a cohort of children with CHD following open Stamm gastrostomy without fundoplication. We reviewed all CHD patients who underwent feeding gastrostomy placement from(More)
To identify early markers of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), we hypothesized that continuous abdominal near-infrared spectroscopy (A-NIRS) measurement of splanchnic tissue oxygen saturation and intermittent plasma intestinal fatty-acid binding protein (pI-FABP) measured every 6 hours can detect NEC prior to onset of clinical symptoms. Premature piglets(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this manuscript was to examine the outcomes of patients with lower urinary tract obstruction (LUTO) treated with vesicoamniotic shunt (VAS) to improve the quality of prenatal consultation and therapy. METHODS The medical records of all patients diagnosed with LUTO at our center between January 2004 and March 2012 were reviewed(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate fetal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as a modality for predicting perinatal outcomes and lung-related morbidity in fetuses with congenital lung masses (CLM). METHODS The records of all patients treated for CLM from 2002 to 2012 were reviewed retrospectively. Fetal MRI-derived lung mass volume ratio(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine associations between fetal lung and liver herniation volumes measured by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and mortality/need for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in cases of isolated congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). A secondary objective was to compare prenatal MRI parameters with two-dimensional ultrasound lung(More)
INTRODUCTION Patients with congenital diaphragmatic hernias (CDH), omphaloceles, and congenital lung malformations (CLM) may have pulmonary hypoplasia and experience respiratory insufficiency. We hypothesize that given equivalent lung volumes, the degree of respiratory insufficiency will be comparable regardless of the etiology. METHODS Records of all(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to review the unique imaging characteristics, prenatal course, and outcomes for fetuses with mainstem bronchial atresia (MBA). METHODS The records of all patients referred for a fetal lung malformation from 2001 to 2012 and the medical literature were reviewed to identify cases of MBA. RESULTS Of 129 fetuses(More)