Jacob Ramos

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Patients with hereditary angioedema have episodes of local swelling, usually affecting the face, extremities, upper airway, and gastrointestinal tract. Only infrequently does it cause recurrent abdominal pain (with or without ascites); however, because it has potentially life-threatening complications, an early diagnosis is important. We describe a case of(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop models for estimating the length of hospital stay (LOS) of very low birth weight infants (VLBW), based on perinatal risk factors present during the first week of life and during the entire hospitalization period. STUDY DESIGN The files of 155 VLBW were analyzed, and the influence of individual risk factors were initially evaluated by(More)
Fluid management and dosage regimens of drugs in preterm infants should be based on the glomerular filtration rate. The current methods to determine glomerular filtration rate are invasive, time-consuming, and expensive. In contrast, creatinine clearance can be easy obtained and quickly determined. The purpose of this study was to compare plasma creatinine(More)
Bacterial resistance to antibiotics is a major therapeutic problem. Bacteria use the same mechanisms for developing resistance to antibiotics as they do for developing resistance to biocide compounds present in some cleaning and personal care products. Root-nodulation-cell division (RND) family efflux pumps are a common means of multidrug resistance, and(More)
PURPOSE An echocardiographic study was performed in newborns from risk groups, with the aim of to determining prevalence and to evaluate the indications for this test in the neonatal period. METHODS One hundred fifty six newborns were studied. They were admitted to the Newborn ward of the Department of Obstetric of the HC-FMUSP, in the period of November(More)
We report a case of non-familial hyperekplexia which characteristically developed apnea and feeding difficulties in the neonatal period. The abnormal startle response was evident from the second week of life onwards. The infant showed a marked improvement of the startle response and muscle hypertonia with clonazepam. Clobazam was also tried with no apparent(More)
Twenty three infants with neonatal seizures were followed prospectively to a mean age of 11 months. Only 2 were pre-term and birth weight ranged from 1700 to 4230 grams, with 17 male and 6 female infants. Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy was the most common etiology (82.6%). Focal clonic convulsions were the predominant seizure type, present in 7/16 infants(More)