Paula Hayek

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Clinical data from 91 patients with rheumatic fever (RF), who were hospitalized at a tertiary hospital in Lebanon between 1980 and 1995, were reviewed retrospectively. Age on hospitalization was 11.1 ± 2.9 years (mean ± SD, range 3–17 years). Nineteen patients were <6 years of age. Manifestations included carditis (93%), arthritis (39%), Sydenham's chorea(More)
Postnatal exposure to steroids has been associated with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) in the newborn. Such an effect has not been described in infants born to mothers who received antenatal steroids. We report three newborns whose mothers were treated with betamethasone prenatally in different doses, duration of time, and who developed various degrees(More)
We report on the acute onset of respiratory distress secondary to fluid accumulation in the chest within hours of placement of an external jugular venous line in a newborn. External jugular venous catheterization in the newborn is a procedure with potentially serious complications, and should be avoided unless the patient is monitored closely.
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