Janice A Tijssen

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A hemoperfusion system has been developed which makes use of activated carbon encapsulated with cellulose acetate. Studies have revealed that there are no stagnant flow regions in the column, there is minimal particle release and the coating is 30 A thick. The relationships between pore size, pore volume and surface area have been examined. Twenty-five(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of our study was to investigate the circadian and weekly variation and assess the influence of environmental variables on the occurrence of acute myocardial infarction (AMI). METHODS Our study population consisted of 2983 consecutive patients admitted with AMI between January 2006 and May 2008. Data were abstracted from hospital records(More)
BACKGROUND Survival is less than 10% for pediatric patients following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. It is not known if more time on the scene of the cardiac arrest and advanced life support interventions by emergency services personnel are associated with improved survival. AIM This study was performed to determine which times on the scene and which(More)
AIM Outcomes for pediatric out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) are poor. Our objective was to determine temporal trends in incidence and mortality for pediatric OHCA. METHODS Adjusted incidence and hospital mortality rates of pediatric non-traumatic OHCA patients from 2007-2012 were analyzed using the 9 region Resuscitation Outcomes(More)
OBJECTIVE To report a novel approach to the management of tacrolimus intoxication that leads to rapid normalization of serum tacrolimus concentrations. CASE SUMMARY A 9-year-old female renal transplant recipient developed a severe tacrolimus intoxication as a result of prolonged diarrhea, which resulted in acute kidney injury, severe dehydration, and(More)
OBJECTIVES The transfer of children from community emergency departments (EDs) to tertiary care pediatric EDs for investigations, interventions, or a second opinion is common. In order to improve health care system efficiency, we must have a better understanding of this population and identify areas for education and capacity building. METHODS We(More)
Patients suffering from primary hyperoxaluria show elevated plasma concentrations of oxalic acid and glyoxylic acid. The in vitro adsorption of these compounds into activated charcoal, a series of neutral and ion exchange resins and onto hydrous zirconium oxide has been investigated. Hydrous zirconium oxide was the most effective sorbent studied for the(More)
We report a case of a child with a right ventricular inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) who presented with fever, viral symptoms, and abdominal discomfort. Including this case, 49 intracardiac tumors have been previously reported in all age groups. The majority of intracardiac IMTs occur in pediatric patients, with approximately half presenting in(More)
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