Narumon S Densupsoontorn

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Chylothorax and chylopericardium are rare conditions occurring in infants and children. Both may be traumatic or nontraumatic in origin. We reviewed our experiences with the management of sixteen pediatric cases (10 males, 6 females; 11-days to 14-years old) of chylothorax and chylopericardium from 1997 to 2003. There were fifteen cases of chylothorax (9(More)
BACKGROUND Mitochondrial fatty acid oxidation (FAO) disorders are among the causes of acute encephalopathy- or myopathy-like illness. Carnitine-acylcarnitine translocase (CACT) deficiency is a rare FAO disorder, which represent an energy production insufficiency during prolonged fasting, febrile illness, or increased muscular activity. CACT deficiency is(More)
Post-operative chylothorax can be cured by a medium-chain triglyceride (MCT)-rich diet. However, there is concern that an MCT-rich diet results in clinical and biochemical deficiencies in fat-soluble vitamins and fatty acids. We compared fat-soluble vitamins status and fatty acids status before and after administration of an MCT-rich diet. Nine children(More)
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