Maria Stack

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OBJECTIVE To compare neurally adjusted ventilatory assist ventilation with pressure-support ventilation. DESIGN Prospective, crossover comparison study. SETTING Tertiary care pediatric and neonatal intensive care unit. PATIENTS Sixteen ventilated infants and children: mean age = 9.7 months (range = 2 days-4 yrs) and mean weight = 6.2 kg (range =(More)
OBJECTIVE Before the advent of antituberculous chemotherapy, thoracoplasty (TPL) was the definitive form of therapy for cavitary pulmonary tuberculosis. This study aimed to characterize the late functional sequelae of TPL, and to establish the degree of reversibility of any consequent airway obstruction. METHODOLOGY Pulmonary function was studied in 21(More)
BACKGROUND Although the frequency of group A streptococcal pharyngitis in adults is assumed to be low, there is little information on frequency other than in military populations. METHODS A prospective, observational study was done to determine the frequency of group A streptococcal pharyngitis in adults seen in the emergency department. Throat swabs were(More)
In 8 patients with complete heart block, cardiac and hemuodynammic functions were determined by methods based on cardiac catheterization. The data characterize the impairment in these functions in asymptomatic subjects and indicate, in addition, the further changes over the course of several years in the same subject, the deleterious effects associated with(More)
Forty-two knees were tested on both symptomatic and asymptomatic subjects. Subjects were tested using dynamic patellofemoral compression tests, and knee extension/flexion was evaluated using an isokinetic dynamometer with a dual channel recorder. The records of knee extension torque were analyzed using a single blind assessment and were judged to be regular(More)
Dent disease 1 is a rare cause of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in childhood secondary to mutations in the gene encoding the chloride–proton exchanger, CLC-5, which is found mainly in the proximal tubule. Clinical manifestations are variable and there are no known genotype–phenotype correlations. The proband was identified as having a mutation in CLCN5. The(More)
Early institution of enteral feeding in paediatric end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) is recommended. For patients on peritoneal dialysis (PD) there is concern that gastrostomy tube (GT) insertion may be complicated by increased peritonitis, in particular fungal. Our unit favours early planned GT insertion, and for those with late presentation, there is prompt(More)
Acute pediatric dialysis is provided by a single center in New Zealand. Most acute dialysis in our center is performed in the under 5 age group. The advantage of using peritoneal dialysis (PD) in these children is the ability to perform continuous renal replacement therapy without always requiring an ICU setting, avoiding central venous access and promoting(More)
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