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OBJECTIVE Current criteria for performing relaparotomy for suspected peritonitis are non explicit and based on non-quantitative, subjective arguments or hospital practice. The aim of this study was to determine the value of routinely used clinical and diagnostic parameters in early detection of postoperative, diffuse peritonitis (PP). Furthermore, the(More)
A five-day-old infant with transposition of the great arteries, ventricular septal defect, and an interrupted right aortic arch underwent successful balloon septostomy, pulmonary artery banding, and aortic arch repair. The infant also had abnormal facies with severe refractory hypocalcemia and depressed T-lymphocyte number and function believed to represent(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate features during the first 6 months of disease that may be associated with a poor outcome as measured principally by extension to a polyarticular disease course in patients with oligoarticular-onset juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (oligo-JRA). METHODS This study was a retrospective review of patients who fulfilled the American College(More)
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