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The term 'inconspicuous penis' refers to a group of anatomical abnormalities in which the penis looks smaller than is expected. Micropenis can be defined as 'true micropenis'—which results from a defect in the hypothalamic–pituitary–gonadal axis—and 'micropenis secondary to congenital anatomical anomalies of the surrounding and overlying structures'—also(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe epidemiologic features and identify risk factors for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) acquisition in a level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). SETTING A prospective, cohort study in a university-affiliated NICU with an infection control program including weekly nasal cultures of all neonates. METHODS(More)
Data on daptomycin use in the pediatric setting are scanty. We conducted a multicenter, retrospective study on 46 children treated with intravenous daptomycin at a mean dosage of 7.0 mg/kg/d, for a median of 14 days. Three children had adverse events possibly related to daptomycin. The drug was overall well tolerated, even with prolonged treatment.
We readwith interest the article by TakashiM et al. that recently appeared inMGMReport. Becausemany open issues remain about the outcome of infantile Pompe disease (IPD), we describe here our experience with two IPD siblings born to related parents and treated with enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) in the symptomatic and the pre-symptomatic state. In the(More)
In the pediatric population, abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) is a known complication of abdominal wall defect repair. However, there are only few reports on ACS in newborns and only a proposal of critical intra-abdominal pressure value (IAP) in term newborns, absent in preterm newborns. Although the prevalent clinical sign is tense abdominal(More)
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