Jorge Roqueta

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Liver transplantation (LT) is an established treatment for children with acute and chronic liver failure. Some reports suggest that infants under the age of 1 yr and children weighing under 13 kg are high-risk groups associated with less satisfactory results. This report describes our experience during the pediatric intensive care unit stay of 16 infants(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe the sequential changes in the growth hormone (GH)/insulin-like growth factors axis and their relationship with nitrogen balance in children following cardiac surgery. DESIGN Prospective, descriptive study. SETTING Pediatric intensive care unit of a university hospital. PATIENTS Twenty three postoperative cardiac surgical(More)
OBJECTIVES We describe our experience with infants suffering from interstitial pneumonia referred for lung transplantation. METHODS From April 1998 to December 2000, three infants were admitted to our lung transplantation program: a 9-month-old girl (patient 1) suffering from surfactant protein C deficiency who had high oxygen requirements (fraction of(More)
BACKGROUND Central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) is one of the most common nosocomial infections. The incidence is higher in paediatric patients than in adults, especially in those admitted to Intensive Care Units (ICU). CLABSI-related morbidity makes it a major health problem; therefore it is necessary to develop prevention strategies(More)
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