Shirley Pollack

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Subgaleal hematoma (SGH) is an infrequent finding in neonates, occurring mostly after vacuum extraction deliveries. SGH can cause anemia, hypovolemic shock, and death. To date, only one case of neonatal infected SGH has previously been reported. We describe a term neonate with severe polymicrobial infection complicating SGH, including anaerobic bacteria,(More)
Peritoneal dialysis is the preferred mode of renal replacement therapy in infants with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Hemodialysis (HD) is seldom used in neonates and infants due to the risk of major complications in the very young. Demographic, clinical, laboratory, and imaging data on all infants younger than 12 months with ESRD who received HD in our(More)
The remodeling transient describes a change in bone mass that lasts one remodeling cycle following an intervention that disturbs the calcium economy. We demonstrated the transient in a study of the response of bone density to calcium/vitamin D3 supplementation and show the hazards of misinterpretation if the transient is not considered. The remodeling(More)
Background.  Although human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive persons on antiretroviral therapy (ART) frequently have chronic liver enzyme elevation (cLEE), the underlying cause is often unclear. Methods.  Data Collection on Adverse Events of Anti-HIV Drugs (D:A:D) Study participants without chronic viral hepatitis were observed to the earliest of cLEE(More)
OBJECTIVES It is still debated if pre-existing minority drug-resistant HIV-1 variants (MVs) affect the virological outcomes of first-line NNRTI-containing ART. METHODS This Europe-wide case-control study included ART-naive subjects infected with drug-susceptible HIV-1 as revealed by population sequencing, who achieved virological suppression on first-line(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Hemodialysis (HD) catheter-related complications are regarded as the main cause of HD failure in infants and children with ESRD. In this study, we determined HD catheter infection rates and survival times in children. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS We analyzed demographic, clinical, laboratory, and microbiologic(More)
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