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OBJECTIVE To determine whether dexamethasone use increases the risk for Candida sepsis (CS) in very low birth weight premature infants (<1250 g). DESIGN Retrospective chart review of all infants with a birth weight <1250 g, admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit of the MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio between January 1, 1996 and December(More)
INTRODUCTION The classical doctrine of mass toxicological events provides general guidelines for the management of a wide range of "chemical" events. The guidelines include provisions for the: (1) protection of medical staff with personal protective equipment; (2) simple triage of casualties; (3) airway protection and early intubation; (4) undressing and(More)
Despite the common conception that febrile illnesses are associated with microscopic hematuria in children, a review of the literature failed to disclose supportive evidence. The aim of this study was to evaluate this relationship. Background data were collected for a convenience sample of children aged 4–18 years who presented to the emergency department(More)
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