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Long-Term Outcomes of Patients with Tetralogy of Fallot Repaired in Young Infants and Toddlers
Background: Total repair of tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) during young infancy had been recently advocated, but recent outcomes leave this question undecided.Methods: Between 1992 and 2002, 259Expand
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Protective Effect of D-Methionine on Body Weight Loss, Anorexia, and Nephrotoxicity in Cisplatin-Induced Chronic Toxicity in Rats
D-methionine is a sulfur-containing amino acid that can act as a potent antioxidant. Anorexia and nephrotoxicity are side effects of cisplatin. The protective effects of D-methionine onExpand
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Association of meteorological factors and air NO2 and O3 concentrations with acute exacerbation of elderly chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
We studied the combined effect of air pollutant concentrations and meteorological factors [e.g., temperature and atmospheric pressure (AP)] on the acute exacerbation of coronary obstructive pulmonaryExpand
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Efficacy of model-based iterative reconstruction in cystic fibrosis assessment using CT.
AIM To evaluate the efficacy of model-based iterative reconstruction (MBIR) constructed non-enhanced ultra-low dose (ULD) computed tomography (CT) of the chest to evaluate cystic fibrosis (CF)Expand
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Efficacy of a stress management program for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma receiving transcatheter arterial embolization.
Transcatheter arterial embolization (TAE), a common treatment for patients with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), can provoke severe physical discomfort and psychologic stress. The purposeExpand
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Diagnosis of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension in Children by Using Cardiac Computed Tomography
Objective To establish diagnostic criteria for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in children by using parameters obtained through noninvasive cardiac computed tomography (CCT). Materials andExpand
Infective endocarditis involving atrial septal occluder
A 4-year-old girl had small ventricular septal defect (VSD) and atrial septal defect (ASD) status post closure with Figulla Flex II septal occluder 1 year ago. She was admitted because of prolongedExpand
Kawasaki Disease Shock Syndrome
Hemodynamic instability is relatively uncommon during the acute phase of Kawasaki disease. This condition is referred to as Kawasaki disease shock syndrome (KDSS), and in this chapter we review theExpand
Obstructive Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return Masqueraded as Severe Meconium Aspiration Syndrome in a Newborn
Certain congenital heart diseases (CHD) may be difficult to diagnose when associated with poor precordial window or concurrent critical condition. We report a case of supracardiac type TAPVR withExpand