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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)
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 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)
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)
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