Lori B Siegel

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To evaluate the relationship between postoperative serum lactate levels and outcome in children undergoing open heart surgery. Prospective, noninterventional study. Pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) of a university hospital. 41 nonconsecutive children who had had cardiopulmonary bypass for repair of congenital heart disease. None. Serum lactate levels(More)
Gout is a condition characterized by the deposition of monosodium urate crystals in the joints or soft tissue. The four phases of gout include asymptomatic hyperuricemia, acute gouty arthritis, intercritical gout and chronic tophaceous gout. The peak incidence occurs in patients 30 to 50 years old, and the condition is much more common in men than in women.(More)
Rheumatic complaints secondary to viral infections are usually brief, self-limited and nondestructive. They may accompany almost any type of viral illness, and the arthritic presentation is nonspecific. These manifestations are protean, ranging from arthralgia to vasculitis. Often the cause of the rheumatic complaint remains elusive because of the prompt(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the best alternative therapy for acute gouty arthritis when nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs or colchicine are contraindicated. METHODS Thirty-one patients with crystal proven gout presenting with an acute attack of < 5 days' duration were treated prospectively with either a single intramuscular injection of adrenocorticotropic(More)
We describe 4 patients with coagulopathy and vasculitis that demonstrated marked tissue ischemia and necrosis. In the clinical setting of rapid evolution of vascular insufficiency, the possibility of combined vasculopathic processes should be considered. This is especially so in patients with underlying connective tissue disease such as systemic lupus(More)
The shoulder is a very complex joint that is crucial to many activities of daily living. Decreased shoulder mobility is a serious clinical finding. A global decrease in shoulder range of motion is called adhesive capsulitis, referring to the actual adherence of the shoulder capsule to the humeral head. Adhesive capsulitis is a syndrome defined as idiopathic(More)
Tracheal extubation after laryngotracheal reconstruction in children may be complicated by postoperative tracheal edema and pulmonary dysfunction. The replacement of a tracheal tube in this situation may exacerbate the existing injury to the tracheal mucosa, complicating subsequent attempts at tracheal extubation. We present two cases where noninvasive(More)
Antiplatelet effects of common analgesics were assessed in vitro. The Streck Platelet Aggregation Test Kit (Omaha, NE) was used to measure percent platelet aggregation in response to sodium arachidonate, collagen, adenosine diphosphate, and ristocetin in patients on various analgesics. In comparison with the control group, the response to arachidonate and(More)
Acute arthritis may be a potential medical emergency. An infected joint causes rapid cartilaginous destruction and risk of future osteoarthritis. Prompt attention to the historical clues and potential causative organisms ensures appropriate therapy. Numerous microbes have been identified as the causative agent in septic arthritis, and various populations(More)