Irwin Lotwin

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Elevated alkaline phosphatase (AlkPhos) and phosphate levels are associated with cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in patients receiving dialysis. A retrospective cohort study was conducted to test these associations in outpatients with an estimated GFR > or =60 ml/min/1.73 m(2). DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the role of genetic mechanisms in the development of pediatric obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). DESIGN Genetic-epidemiologic survey of families of index children with laboratory-confirmed OSAS. SETTING Tertiary care academic medical center. PARTICIPANTS Six-hundred nap polysomnograms performed in our institution's(More)
BACKGROUND Abusive abdominal trauma (AAT) is the second leading cause of child abuse mortality. Previous outcome studies have been limited to data from trauma centers. OBJECTIVES The goals of this study were (1) to examine mortality, length of hospitalization, and hospital charges among a national sample of children hospitalized for AAT; and (2) to(More)
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