Raquel Eva Wainsztein

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Oligoanuric forms of postdiarrheal hemolytic uremic syndrome (D+ HUS) usually have more severe acute stage and higher risk of chronic sequelae than nonoligoanuric forms. During the diarrheal phase, gastrointestinal losses could lead to dehydration with pre-renal injury enhancing the risk of oligoanuric D+ HUS. Furthermore, it had been shown that intravenous(More)
Although erythropoietin (EPO) deficiency has been reported in children with post-diarrheal hemolytic uremic syndrome (D + HUS), very limited clinical data on EPO use in this disease are currently available. In this case–control study we examined whether EPO administration would reduce the number of red blood cell (RBC) transfusions in D + HUS patients under(More)
Six hundred and thirty-one patients with hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) were treated from 1960 to 1992; 19 (3%) were familial cases, of which 9 were classified as concomitant (including twins), 6 as non-concomitant, and 4 as recurrent. In the recurrent group there were 15 HUS episodes, 10 being concomitant in 2 patients. Prodromal diarrhea was present only(More)
INTRODUCTION Acute kidney injury is a common complication associated with an increase in mortality in children who require intensive care. The objective of this study was to determine the incidence of acute kidney injury and identify risk factors for mortality in critically ill patients hospitalized in our facility. PATIENTS AND METHODS This was a(More)
The most frequent postoperative complication in extracapsular cataract surgery is opacification of the posterior capsule. The purpose of this study was to correlate the frequency of capsular opacification with each kind of senile cataract. A total of 566 eyes with cataracts were studied. They had been operated on between 1980 and 1990 using the(More)
Platelet transfusions should be avoided in children with post-diarrheal hemolytic uremic syndrome (D + HUS) because they might increase microthrombi formation, thereby aggravating the disease. As this possibility has not yet been explored, we investigated whether platelet transfusion in patients with D + HUS would lead to a worse disease course compared to(More)
INTRODUCTION Idiopathic hypercalciuria (IH) predisposes to urinary tract infections (UTIs); however, there is scarce local information regarding such association. Our objectives were to estimate IH prevalence in children with UTI and to assess whether there were differences in relation to the presence or absence of vesicoureteral reflux (VUR). Additionally,(More)
BACKGROUND To evaluate professional competences is the main goal of every training program; the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) is a useful tool for this task. OBJECTIVE We describe OSCE administration across three different levels of pediatric training (postgraduate, internship and graduate medical education). METHODS Regarding the(More)