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Malignant hyperthermia (MH) is a complex pharmacogenetic disorder of muscle metabolism. To more closely examine the complexities of MH and other related muscle disorders, the Malignant Hyperthermia Association of the United States (MHAUS) recently sponsored a scientific conference at which an interdisciplinary group of experts gathered to share new… (More)
L-Asparaginase from Erwinia carotovora was modified by coupling with human serum albumin. The complex retained 80% of the activity, shifted the pH optima to 7.0, and lowered the Km value by tenfold, but the temperature optima remained at 37 degrees C. It was also found to be heat-resistant.
BACKGROUND The Pediatric Craniofacial Collaborative Group established the Pediatric Craniofacial Surgery Perioperative Registry to elucidate practices and outcomes in children with craniosynostosis undergoing complex cranial vault reconstruction and inform quality improvement efforts. The aim of this study is to determine perioperative management, outcomes,… (More)
A 15-year-old boy was reported with corectopia involving both eyes symmetrically as an isolated congenital disorder. An autosomal recessive mode of inheritance was suggested.
Infants born with a giant sacrococcygeal teratoma (GSCT; >10 cm) have high mortality. Risk factors for mortality include increased tumor vascularity, high cardiac output, rapid growth, diagnosis before 20-week gestation, delivery before 30-week gestation, hydrops, low birth weight, Apgar less than 7 at 5 min and polyhydramnios. We present the case of a… (More)
Few conditions make even the most experienced pediatric anesthesiologists take pause. Pulmonary hypertension is one such condition due to the associated high perioperative morbidity and mortality. Much is written about the intraoperative management of pediatric pulmonary hypertension. This article will instead focus on postoperative care and review the… (More)