Minesh Khashu

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OBJECTIVE Coagulase-negative Staphylococcus (CoNS) is the most frequent cause of late-onset sepsis in NICUs, but mortality is rare and morbidity is unusual. We report a new syndrome of CoNS sepsis characterized by significant morbidity and persistent bacteremia despite aggressive antibiotic therapy and no identified focus of infection. METHODS We(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of our population-based study was to compare the mortality and morbidity of late-preterm infants to those born at term. Advancement in the care of extremely preterm infants has led to a shift of focus away from the more mature preterms, who are being managed as "near terms" and treated as "near normal." Some recent studies have suggested(More)
Use of iodinated skin disinfectants in the perinatal period can result in significant iodine overload of the neonate and transient hypothyroidism. The authors report a case of unusually severe hypothyroidism requiring L-thyroxine (L-T4) replacement therapy in a premature neonate after prolonged use of iodinated skin disinfectants for a complex skin lesion.(More)
BACKGROUND Light exposure of TPN generates peroxides which induce vasoconstriction. Mesenteric vasoconstriction may affect feeding tolerance. Since photo-protection of TPN decreases peroxide generation, we hypothesized that shielding TPN from light may improve the establishment of minimal enteral nutrition in preterm infants. METHODS Infants were(More)
BACKGROUND Extrauterine growth retardation is a major clinical problem in very-low-birth-weight infants. Parenteral nutrition (PN) serves to achieve rapid maximal nutrition in early postnatal life. There is a lack of uniformity with regard to neonatal PN practice. The objective of this study is to ascertain current practice regarding neonatal PN(More)
Light-exposed total parenteral nutrition (TPN) generates peroxides that contribute to an oxidant load. Shielding TPN from light protects against lung remodelling. In preterm infants, photoprotection of TPN is associated with a 30% reduction in bronchopulmonary dysplasia in a post-hoc analysis. This analysis provides justification for a randomized controlled(More)
Skeletal manifestations are the hallmark of the osteogenesis imperfecta group of disorders. Extraskeletal involvement may, however, contribute significantly to morbidity. Structural cardiovascular anomalies reported in osteogenesis imperfecta include aortic root dilatation and aortic and mitral valve dysfunction. Herein is reported the first case of(More)
BACKGROUND Premature infants are vulnerable to complications related to oxidative stress. Exposure to light increases oxidation products in solutions of total parenteral nutrition (TPN) such as lipid peroxides and hydrogen peroxide. Oxidative stress impairs glucose uptake and affects lipid metabolism. HYPOTHESIS products of photo-oxidation contaminating(More)
Chronic lung disease (CLD) is a major cause of long-term morbidity in extremely LBW infants with respiratory distress syndrome. Parenteral vitamin A administration decreases the risk of CLD. We tested the hypothesis that intratracheal vitamin A administration with surfactant is systemically bioavailable without interfering with the functional properties of(More)