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A retrospective case note study of the aetiology and course of children in convulsive status epilepticus (CSE) admitted to a large paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) was undertaken between January 1999 and April 2004. Status epilepticus was defined as a prolonged (>30 min) tonic-clonic seizure irrespective of whether the seizure had stopped prior to(More)
OBJECTIVE The present study evaluated the mortality and conduit failure in bovine jugular vein (BJV) conduits. METHODS Between October 1999 and February 2009, 193 patients (mean age, 6.7 ± 5.8 years; range, 5 days to 18 years; mean weight, 23.9 ± 21.0 kg; range, 2.4-105.4 kg) had been discharged after BJV implantation. The reason for BJV implantation was(More)
The published literature on bacterial tracheitis is limited. We report the first multi-centre study of bacterial tracheitis together with a concise review of the literature. We conducted a retrospective study of cases admitted during the period 1993-2007 to 3 tertiary paediatric centres in the United Kingdom and 1 in Australia. A total of 34 cases were(More)
INTRODUCTION Cardiac troponin T (cTnT) has been used to assess prevalence of myocardial injury in critically ill children. The majority of studies investigated patients undergoing cardiac surgery. Myocardial injury has been associated with increased mortality. Our objectives were to investigate whether cTnT levels are elevated in infants without congenital(More)
BACKGROUND According to the World Health Organisation, influenza A (2009 pdmH1N1) has moved into the post-pandemic phase, but there were still high numbers of infections occurring in the United Kingdom in 2010-11. It is therefore important to examine the burden of acute respiratory infections at a large children's hospital to determine pathogen prevalence,(More)
BACKGROUND Children with severe neurodisability (ND) commonly suffer from chronic respiratory symptoms that impact greatly on quality of life, and lead to recurrent hospital admissions. This morbidity (and its causes) is poorly described, despite being well recognised by paediatricians. In this study, we characterised respiratory symptoms in children with(More)
We describe in this report what we believe to be the first report of a rare presentation of a very rare tumor, especially in this age group. We highlight the importance of early consideration of malignancy as a cause of chylous ascites in infancy and we discuss different causes of chylous ascites.
Sixty-eight episodes of pulmonary complication developed in 52 of 416 renal transplant recipients treated with low-dose immunosuppression. Twenty-four complications were noninfectious (20 were pulmonary edema due to transplant rejection). Forty-four complications were infectious (75% of were wholly bacterial). Nine patients died from their pulmonary(More)
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