Sascha Meyer

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Intensive front-line protocols have improved survival in children with malignancies; however, intensive multimodal therapy of paediatric malignancies can be associated with a significant risk of serious adverse events. Common risk scores (PRISM, PRISM III, APACHE-II) fail to predict mortality in these patients. A retrospective chart analysis of 32(More)
The arterial tortuosity syndrome is a rare congenital disorder characterized by elongation and generalized tortuosity of the major arteries including the aorta. Associated clinical features consist of excessively stretchable skin and joint laxity which is indicative of a connective tissue disorder such as Ehlers-Danlos or Cutis laxa syndrome. The gene locus(More)
The number of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures done outside of the operating room and the intensive care unit has increased substantially in recent years. In parallel, the management of acute pain and anxiety in children undergoing therapeutic and diagnostic procedures has developed considerably in the past two decades. The primary goal of procedural(More)
We retrospectively evaluated predictors of conversion to multiple sclerosis (MS) in 357 children with isolated optic neuritis (ON) as a first demyelinating event who had a median follow-up of 4.0 years. Multiple Cox proportional-hazards regressions revealed abnormal cranial magnet resonance imaging (cMRI; hazard ratio [HR] = 5.94, 95% confidence interval(More)
The electroencephalogram (EEG) is an essential diagnostic tool in children with epilepsy. The recording of a sleep EEG can increase the yield of EEG recordings in certain epileptic syndromes. The primary aim of this study was to assess the influence of melatonin on EEG recording (quality, EEG characteristics) and to assess its efficacy to induce sleep.(More)
BACKGROUND A high prevalence of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use has been documented in children with chronic illnesses. Conversely, evidence-based medicine is considered an important contributor in providing the best quality of care. METHODS We performed a systematic overview/synthesis of all Cochrane reviews published between 1995 and(More)
During the last years neuromonitoring with various biochemical markers such as S100B protein has been introduced into the clinical settings of neonatal and pediatric intensive care. Several investigations have been undertaken to correlate S100B protein concentrations to the diagnosis and prognosis of neonates and children with severe cerebral disorders.(More)
Identifying abusive head trauma (AHT) in infants is difficult because often there are no externally visible injuries and symptoms are nonspecific. The radiological finding that usually raises suspicion of AHT—especially when found with retinal hemorrhage and inappropriate history—is subdural hematoma (SDH). In addition to that, bridging vein thrombosis,(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of arginine-vasopressin (AVP) as a rescue therapy in catecholamine-refractory septic and non-septic shock in extremely low birth weight (ELBW) infants with acute renal injury. METHODS Prospective assessment of AVP therapy in three ELBW infants with catecholamine-refractory septic shock and(More)