Mikaela Miller

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Yin Zhi Huang (YZH) is a decoction of four plants which is widely used in Asia to treat neonatal jaundice. This study compares the ability of phenobarbital and the individual herbs comprising YZH, Artemisia, Gardenia, Rheum, and Scutellaria baicalensis, to induce hepatic drug and bilirubin metabolizing enzymes in rats. Herbal decoctions (30 ml/kg/day) or(More)
Daily administration of either phenobarbital (60 mg/kg) or yin zhi huang (YZH, 30-60 ml/kg) for 5 days to rats similarly accelerated the clearance and conjugation of intravenously infused bilirubin. However, the two drugs had quite different effects on liver enzyme activities associated with xenobiotic metabolism and with bilirubin metabolism. Phenobarbital(More)
To assess the effect of fetal exposure to cocaine on neonatal serum bilirubin values, we compared 17 infants whose cocaine exposure was confirmed by urine toxicology studies, with no evidence of other drug exposure by history or urinalysis, with 31 sequentially born healthy term infants without evidence of maternal drug use. The mean (+/- SD) bilirubin(More)
AIM To determine the clinical characteristics of children with gastrointestinal bleeding (GIB) who died during the course of their admission. METHODS We interrogated the Pediatric Hospital Information System database, including International Classification of Diseases, Current Procedural Terminology and Clinical Transaction Classification coding from 47(More)
INTRODUCTION To compare the demographic, clinical, and therapeutic characteristics in a cohort of patients discharged following acute gastrointestinal bleeding, representing to the emergency department (ED) and readmitted within 30 days of discharge with the characteristics of non-readmitted patients. STUDY DESIGN Hospitalization data was obtained from(More)
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