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Environmental phthalate exposure has been associated with attention deficit disorders in children. We hypothesized that in children treated in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU), circulating phthalates leaching from indwelling medical devices contribute to their long-term attention deficit. Circulating plasma concentrations of(More)
The initial rates of reactivity of oxaliplatin, its metabolites Pt(dach)Cl2 and Pt(dach)(OH2)2(2+) with guanosine and L-met in water, NaCl and phosphate were compared. Versus guanosine, the most reactive molecule was Pt(dach)(OH2)2(2+), about 40 fold that of oxaliplatin, the least reactive was Pt(dach)Cl2, Versus L-met, Pt(dach)(OH2)2(2+), was also the most(More)
BACKGROUND The state-of-the-art nutrition used for critically ill children is based essentially on expert opinion and extrapolations from adult studies or on studies in non-critically ill children. In critically ill adults, withholding parenteral nutrition (PN) during the first week in ICU improved outcome, as compared with early supplementation of(More)
Cesarean section patients have compelling reasons to achieve optimal postoperative pain relief, because they are expected to recover expeditiously and to care for their newborns within a few hours following surgery. Consequently, it is necessary that pain relief is safe and effective, that it does not interfere with the mother's ability to care for her(More)
BACKGROUND Accidental dural puncture (ADP) and post-dural puncture headache (PDPH) are important complications of obstetric regional anesthesia. Inserting the catheter intrathecally after ADP to prevent PDPH has gained popularity. Nonetheless, data on the effect of an intrathecal catheter on PDPH and epidural blood patch (EBP) rates are mixed. Our primary(More)
 A 58-year old man with a history of hypothyroidism and primary antiphospholipid syndrome (with recurrent thromboembolic disease and therapy-refractory autoimmune thrombocytopenic purpura) presented with a life-threatening crisis of warm autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA) while under chronic low-dose steroid therapy. The exacerbation was eventually(More)
We describe a 19-year-old Cameroonian primigravid young woman with sickle cell disease who was admitted to a local hospital in Cameroon where the first author performed his internship gynecology and obstetrics. She presented at 28 weeks of gestation with severe pain in her left leg caused by a vaso-occlusive crisis. As recommended, high doses of intravenous(More)
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