Samuel Menahem

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BACKGROUND The effect of diet change in 38 bottle-fed and 77 breast-fed "colicky" infants, referred from community-based pediatric facilities was studied over a 1-week period in a double-blind (within each feeding mode), randomized, placebo-controlled trial. METHODS Bottle-fed infants were assigned to either casein hydrolysate or cow's milk formula. All(More)
Innocent murmurs in childhood are common, and often they do not reflect cardiac disease. We have performed a prospective review, by means of a questionnaire, to clarify the parental perception of the innocent murmur identified in their child. Whenever possible, depending on age, we also sought the input of the child. Of a cohort of 63 infants and children(More)
Respiratory syncitial virus (RSV) is a common cause of upper and lower respiratory tract infection in infants. An association between RSV bronchiolitis and cardiac arrhythmias has been described but is rare. A further case of an infant with supraventricular tachycardia in association with culture-positive respiratory syncitial virus bronchiolitis is(More)
OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that major aorto-pulmonary collaterals (MAPCAs) have the same anatomy as bronchial arteries. METHODS Two hundred and thirty-eight angiographies performed on 61 patients with pulmonary atresia, ventricular septal defect (VSD), and MAPCAs constituted the basis for this study. This represented all available angiographies(More)
We report two adolescents with late cyanosis post-Fontan palliation arising from a persistent and dilated left superior vena cava (LSVC) draining into the pulmonary venous circulation. One has undergone successful transcatheter closure of the left superior vena cava while the other is waiting closure. There is a need for long-term follow-up of Fontan(More)
BACKGROUND Prenatal diagnosis of a major cardiac abnormality precipitates a crisis in the parents. To their grief and/or anger may be added the burden of whether to continue with the pregnancy if the fetus is previable. AIMS We reviewed our counselling strategies to determine if the parents were satisfied with our approach and whether in their perception(More)
BACKGROUND Open surgical valvotomy and transcatheter balloon valvuloplasty are recognised treatments for neonatal critical aortic stenosis. METHODS A retrospective analysis was undertaken of all newborns with critical aortic valve stenosis between 1990 and 2000 presenting to a tertiary centre and who required intervention. The initial catheter and(More)
We present the antenatal cardiac findings in an infant in whom a postnatal diagnosis of congenital disorder of glycosylation type Ia (CDG-Ia) was confirmed. The antenatal findings at 34 weeks' gestation included biventricular cardiac hypertrophy with pericardial effusion, multiple skeletal anomalies and cerebral ventricular dilatation. A severe CDG-Ia(More)