Richard Mink

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OBJECTIVE To determine whether hyperbaric oxygen administered immediately after global cerebral ischemia increases free radical generation and lipid peroxidation in the brain or alters neurophysiologic recovery. DESIGN Prospective, randomized, controlled trial. SETTING Animal research laboratory. SUBJECTS Adult male New Zealand white rabbits. (More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To determine whether adding IV theophylline to an aggressive regimen of inhaled and IV beta-agonists, inhaled ipratropium, and IV methylprednisolone would enhance the recovery of children with severe status asthmaticus admitted to the pediatric ICU (PICU). DESIGN A prospective, randomized, controlled trial. Asthma scoring was performed by(More)
Environmental isolates of the fungus Rhizopus have been shown to harbor a bacterial endosymbiont (Burkholderia) that produces rhixozin, a plant mycotoxin. We sought to define the role of rhizoxin production by endosymbionts in the pathogenesis of mucormycosis. Endosymbiotic bacteria were identified by polymerase chain reaction in 15 (54%) of 28 clinical(More)
A 3-month-old infant presented to the pediatric emergency department with respiratory distress and tetany after ingestion of a phosphate-containing oral laxative. The initial phosphorus level was 38.3 mg/dL. With aggressive fluid resuscitation and intravenous calcium administration, the infant completely recovered. Although the risks of phosphate-containing(More)
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the leading cause of death and disability in children and can lead to a wide range of impairments. Brain imaging methods such as DTI (diffusion tensor imaging) are uniquely sensitive to the white matter (WM) damage that is common in TBI. However, higher-level analyses using tractography are complicated by the damage and(More)
UNLABELLED Traumatic brain injury (TBI) often results in traumatic axonal injury and white matter (WM) damage, particularly to the corpus callosum (CC). Damage to the CC can lead to impaired performance on neurocognitive tasks, but there is a high degree of heterogeneity in impairment following TBI. Here we examined the relation between CC microstructure(More)
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) frequently results in diffuse axonal injury and other white matter damage. The corpus callosum (CC) is particularly vulnerable to injury following TBI. Damage to this white matter tract has been associated with impaired neurocognitive functioning in children with TBI. Event-related potentials can identify stimulus-locked neural(More)
Aspiration of a foreign body is common in children and can cause upper airway obstruction, leading to significant morbidity or mortality. We report 3 cases of aspiration of a popular fruit-flavored gel snack that led to cardiopulmonary arrest and death in 1 case and respiratory failure in 2 other cases. There is increasing concern about the safety of this(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW This review will update the reader on the most significant recent findings with regards to both the clinical research and basic science of pediatric traumatic brain injury. RECENT FINDINGS The developing brain is not simply a smaller version of the mature brain. Studies have uncovered important distinctions of the younger brain after(More)