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BACKGROUND Kawasaki disease shock syndrome (KDSS) and toxic shock syndrome (TSS) can present as shock and fever with skin rash, but the management of these 2 groups of patients is different. This report proposes to help clinicians earlier distinguish these 2 diseases and expedite institution of appropriate therapy. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the(More)
BACKGROUND Nitric oxide (NO) deficiency occurs in humans and animals with hypertension and chronic kidney disease (CKD). An inhibitor of NO synthase, N(G)-nitro-l-arginine methyl ester (L-NAME) exacerbates kidney damage in the adult spontaneously hypertensive rat (SHR). We examined whether L-NAME exacerbated hypertensive nephrosclerosis in young SHRs and(More)
BACKGROUND Acute fulminant myocarditis (AFM) commonly presents as abrupt cardiogenic shock with or without dysrhythmia. This study evaluated the impact of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) on AFM-related hemodynamic compromise dysrhythmias. We also reported the clinical experience of AFM at our hospital. METHODS Eighteen children diagnosed with(More)
Free radicals have gained wide acceptance as mediators of cerebral ischemic injury. It has previously been reported that a spin trap nitrone, alpha-phenyl-N-tert-butyl nitrone (PBN), can reduce infarct volumes in rats subjected to either permanent or transient focal cerebral ischemia. A recent study has demonstrated that NXY-059, a novel free radical(More)
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