Ruth Armano

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BACKGROUND During the 2009 influenza A/H1N1v pandemic, children were identified as a specific "at risk" group. We conducted a multicentric study to describe pattern of influenza A/H1N1v infection among hospitalized children in Brussels, Belgium. METHODS From July 1, 2009, to January 31, 2010, we collected epidemiological and clinical data of all proven(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the incidence and to characterize the determinants of red blood cell transfusions in critically ill children. DESIGN Prospective, descriptive epidemiologic study. SETTING A single-center, multidisciplinary, tertiary care level, university-affiliated, pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). PATIENTS Critically ill children. (More)
OBJECTIVES We hypothesised that sildenafil would improve hemodynamics in children with pulmonary hypertension and attenuate rebound pulmonary hypertension after inhaled nitric oxide withdrawal. PATIENTS AND METHODS We undertook an open-label, single-drug study of sildenafil in patients under 5 years of age with either symptomatic or rebound pulmonary(More)
We report a case of a 9-month-old baby admitted to the hospital because of low-grade fever, focal seizures in a context of watery diarrhea for 14 days' duration. The patient workup revealed a mild neutrophilic pleocytosis on cerebrospinal fluid (46 cells/microl), a positive stool culture for Salmonella pomona sensitive to ceftriaxone and ciprofloxacin, and(More)
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