Rodney B Steiner

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The leading cause of death in the pediatric population in the United States is trauma. A retrospective review of patients treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for traumatic respiratory failure was performed. Eight children were treated at the Ochsner Medical Foundation and additional data on six children were available from the National(More)
BACKGROUND Undifferentiated (embryonal) sarcoma (UES) of the liver is a malignant hepatic neoplasm accounting for 7% of pediatric hepatic tumors. Current use of multimodal therapy, including chemotherapy and surgery, has greatly improved survival. Tumor rupture is uncommon and, prior to the adjuvant use of sarcoma based chemotherapy regimens, was thought to(More)
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) can be lifesaving support for neonates with fulminant respiratory failure. In the 121 patients that we have placed on ECMO since 1983, bleeding, infection, and intracranial hemorrhage have constituted most of the major complications. We have also encountered two cases of biliary calculi in post-ECMO infants. The(More)
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