Jose Carlos Flores

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We performed an observational prospective study in 53 critically ill children to analyze the prognostic factors of children requiring continuous renal replacement therapy. Pediatric index of mortality (PIM), pediatric risk of mortality score (PRISM), multi-organ failure score, serum lactate levels, blood pressure, vasoactive drugs, renal function and(More)
OBJECTIVE We describe the case of a 2-mo-old infant who weighed 3.5 kg, had alveolar interstitial pneumopathy on mechanical ventilation, and developed a duodenal perforation due to a 6-Fr polyurethane transpyloric tube. METHODS AND RESULTS Abdominal ultrasound showed the tube to be within the intestinal lumen. Due to this diagnostic error, nutrition was(More)
We present the case of a 4-year-old boy with malaria who developed acute respiratory distress syndrome with severe hypoxemia refractory to mechanical ventilation and inhaled nitric oxide. Placing the patient in prone position immediately and persistently improved oxygenation: the ratio of P(aO(2)) to fraction of inspired oxygen rose from 47 to 180 mm Hg and(More)
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