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A retrospective medical record review was completed for 264 consecutive newborns receiving phototherapy for hyperbilirubinemia to determine whether a "rebound" increase in total serum bilirubin (TSB) level occurs after termination of phototherapy. The difference between mean TSB levels at discontinuation of phototherapy and at rebound was calculated by(More)
The dialysis disequilibrium syndrome (DDS) is characterized by progressive neurological symptoms and signs attributable to cerebral edema that occurs due to fluid shifts into the brain following a relatively rapid decrease in serum osmolality during hemodialysis (HD). Since continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) is less efficient at solute clearance(More)
We analyzed the effectiveness of paravertebral-block for immediate postoperative pain control in living liver donors. Specifically, we sought to determine whether or not the addition of paravertebral catheters with continuous ropivacaine infusion would decrease postoperative opioid use and reduce the incidence of adverse effects and complications. We(More)
At birth, GFR and tubular function of neonates is compromised as compared to older children and adults. These functions are even less developed in premature infants. These facts have a direct bearing on drug dosing, fluid and electrolyte administration, and maintenance of acid-base balance in neonates. Although many detailed methods of assessing renal(More)
Central venous catheter is commonly utilized as a hemodialysis access in the pediatric population. Long-standing central venous catheters can be complicated by superior vena cava (SVC) stenosis and thrombosis that can rarely present as pleural effusions. We report a case of a 5-year-old boy on chronic hemodialysis who presented with combined pleural and(More)
Survival of critically ill neonates in the intensive care unit has improved over the past decades reflecting improvements in obstetric, delivery room and neonatal intensive care, however, morbidity remains significant. Acute kidney injury is a common occurrence in these neonates and despite improved understanding of the pathophysiology and management of(More)
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