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Serum cholesterol procalcitonin (PCT) and C-reactive protein (CRP) levels were measured consecutively in 76 critically ill patients at admission to the intensive care unit. The presence of infection was defined according to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) criteria; in-house mortality, underlying diseases, and severity of sepsis were(More)
Severe head injuries in children (under 15 years of age) have many features that differentiate them from head injuries in adults. In such cases, non-surgical treatment cannot always prevent fatal herniation. We report on seven cases of children with severe head injury, presenting with decorticate posturing and treated by unilateral decompressive(More)
Isolated injuries of the genitourinary tract are rare, with the kidney being the most frequently affected organ, especially in situations of polytrauma. Overall, the genitourinary tract is involved in approximately 3 % of all children suffering polytrauma accidents. The literature and international guidelines provide clear therapeutic concepts with a(More)
The fulminant form of post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD) is very uncommon and occurs in approximately 1% of PTLD patients. Approximately 85% of these lesions are of B-cell origin, and most of them are associated with Epstein-Barr virus infection. Fulminant PTLD is frequently associated with a systemic inflammatory response syndrome, and may(More)
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