Maja Isabel Hug

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Background: The standard treatment of chylothorax in pediatric intensive care today includes conservative therapy with fat-free nutrition, total parenteral nutrition and, if this is not successful, operative treatment (pleurodesis, ligation of the duct, pleuroperitoneal shunt). Patients: We describe four patients who were not in a suitable condition for(More)
A gene encoding a heat-stable enterotoxin (ST) from an Escherichia coli strain isolated from a human with diarrhea was cloned and characterized by nucleotide sequence analysis. The gene was found to be partially homologous to a previously characterized ST gene from an E. coli strain of bovine origin. Hybridization studies showed that most ST-producing(More)
To compare three different systems of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP): the naso-pharyngeal tube and two-prong systems in newborns, focusing on duration of CPAP, side effects and cost. Randomized clinical study. Between July 2000 and September 2001 newborns were randomized to three different CPAP systems. Forty infants in two weight groups (>2500(More)
BACKGROUND  Indwelling arterial catheters (IACs) are used for monitoring and blood sampling purposes in intensive care units. Very limited information is available on the incidence and risk factors of IAC-related thrombosis in children. OBJECTIVE  To investigate the incidence and predictors of IAC-related thrombosis in a tertiary care pediatric hospital.(More)
Amiodarone is an effective anti-arrhythmic agent for the treatment of supraventricular and ventricular tachycardias. The safety and efficacy of intravenous amiodarone has been described in adults and children but only to a limited extent in infants. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of intravenous amiodarone in infants.(More)
INTRODUCTION The use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is considered a risk factor for, or even a potential contraindication to, lung transplantation. However, only a few pediatric cases have been described thus far. CASE PRESENTATION A 9-year-old boy with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension developed cardiac arrest after the insertion(More)
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