Tawatchai Kirawittaya

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BACKGROUND Nephrotic syndrome (NS) is one of the most common renal diseases in children, which is defined as idiopathic NS and secondary NS. Current data on adult showed that pericardial effusion was related only to SLE, but not to non-SLE nephrotic patients. Until now there were no studies about children. OBJECTIVE To compare the frequency and clinical(More)
OBJECTIVE To report 2 cases of severe combined aortic and pulmonic valvular stenosis. MATERIAL AND METHOD To find patients with a diagnosis of severe combined aortic and pulmonic valvular stenosis, the authors searched in the patient profile at the cardiology unit, Queen Sirikit National Institute of Child Health (QSNICH) from 1995 to 2010. RESULTS(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the incidence and onset of aortic valve prolapse (AVP) and aortic regurgitation (AR) in the ventricular septal defect (VSD). STUDY DESIGN A prospective cohort study POPULATION The less than one-year-old children with diagnosis of isolated VSD were studied from October 2000 to September 2006 at Queen Sirikit National Institute of Child(More)
BACKGROUND Down syndrome (DS) is the most common chromosomal abnormality in children. Atrio-ventricular septal defect (AVSD) is the most common congenital heart disease (CHD) reported in DS. The mortality rate of DS with congenital heart disease (CHD) is 5-7 times higher than normal population. The survival rate in DS has improved with time and has reported(More)
The authors report an 11-year-old boy with septicemia and subacute infective endocarditis due to toxigenic-Corynebacterium diphtheriae. The patient had underlying congenital heart disease and incomplete immunization. He presented with fever, epistaxis and congestive heart failure. He received high-dose penicillin therapy and diphtheria antitoxin with(More)
BACKGROUND Infection with dengue virus results in a wide range of clinical manifestations from dengue fever (DF), a self-limited febrile illness, to dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) which is characterized by plasma leakage and bleeding tendency. Although cardiac involvement has been reported in dengue, the incidence and the extent of cardiac involvement are(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of cisapride on corrected QT (QTc) interval in neonates at the Queen Sirikit National Institute of Child Health. METHOD A prospective study was performed to see the effects of cisapride on QTc interval in 20 neonates between 1st July 2001 and 31st January 2002. QTc interval was determined just before, 48 hours, 7 days and(More)
OBJECTIVE To report an unusual case of progressive cyanosis post Fontan operation due to porto-systemic venous shunt and the result of its treatment. MATERIAL AND METHOD A patient with diagnosis of progressive cyanosis post Fontan operation from porto-systemic venous shunt at QSNICH RESULTS: This is a case of twelve years old girl, who had diagnosis of(More)
One of the important complications of transcatheter occlusion of the patent duct by insertion of either the Rashkind double umbrella or coil devices is intravascular haemolysis, particularly the severe form which occurs in 0.5-0.6% of cases. The incidence of subclinical or mild intravascular haemolysis including morphologic changes in the red cells,(More)
BACKGROUND Ventricular septal defect (VSD) is the most common congenital heart disease worldwide. Subpulmonic type VSD is an interesting subtype due to the aortic valve complications rate, which can change the prognosis of the VSD. Higher prevalence rates have been reported with this subtype in Eastern countries but there has been no report from Thailand so(More)
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