Todd M Sweberg

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OBJECTIVE To present a case of foreign body aspiration in a child with unilateral lung aplasia and successful removal of the foreign body by bedside flexible bronchoscopy. DATA SOURCE Case details were obtained from medical records. STUDY SELECTION Eighteen-month-old girl with unilateral lung aplasia. DATA EXTRACTION AND SYNTHESIS Demographic details(More)
BACKGROUND Up to 40% of infants with persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN) remains refractory to conventional therapies, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is offered as an effective support for this group. However, ECMO is a highly invasive and risky procedure with devastating complications such as intracranial hemorrhage (ICH). In this(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency among patients admitted to a Pediatric Critical Care Unit (PCCU) in an urban children's hospital, and to assess if there is a correlation between vitamin D level and disease severity. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients (216) between the ages of 1-21 years admitted to the PCCU in a children's(More)
Acute respiratory failure is common in critically ill children, who are at increased risk of respiratory embarrassment because of the developmental variations in the respiratory system. Although multiple etiologies exist, pneumonia and bronchiolitis are most common. Respiratory system monitoring has evolved, with the clinical examination remaining(More)
BACKGROUND We sought to determine whether the introduction of a new anticoagulation protocol improved the frequency with which target anticoagulation parameters were met in children supported with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Additionally, we sought to correlate the results of various tests of anticoagulation with the heparin infusion dose(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe sedation management in children supported on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for acute respiratory failure. DESIGN Secondary analysis of prospectively collected data from a multicenter randomized trial of sedation (Randomized Evaluation of Sedation Titration for Respiratory Failure). SETTING Twenty-one U.S. PICUs. PATIENTS(More)
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