Shailender Mehta

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Perinatal asphyxia can lead to multi-organ insult which includes cardiovascular dysfunction. The objective was to study the relationship between cardiac function, perfusion and troponin. Unit database was accessed to identify infants with perinatal asphyxia over the last 2 years. Information from medical records and archived echocardiographic images was(More)
OBJECTIVES Clinicians are increasingly using cardiac sonography in clinical practice. The objectives of this study were to assess the current state of clinician-performed cardiac sonography practice in the Australia-New Zealand region, with particular reference to the scope of clinical practice and type of training offered. METHODS A prospective(More)
BACKGROUND Antimicrobial doses in children are often prescribed by using an individually calculated dose per weight (e.g., mg/kg) or based on body surface area. Dosing errors are the most commonly reported medication errors in children. A "dose-banding" strategy is frequently used for some over-the-counter drugs to prevent dosing errors. It could also lead(More)
AIM Whole body therapeutic hypothermia (TH) for hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy was introduced into clinical practice in New South Wales (NSW) and Australian Capital Territory in 2007. State-wide policy adopting the eligibility criteria and practice based on trial-designs was published in 2009. METHODS The study was conducted by retrospectively reviewing(More)
BACKGROUND Rates of pre-gestational obesity and gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) are increasing in Australia. While both are established risk factors for neonatal hypoglycaemia, the additive effect of both risks on neonatal hypoglycaemia is not well understood. AIMS To determine the influence of obesity on neonatal hypoglycaemia among infants born to(More)
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