Una Olivia Kim

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The secreted 30-kDa antigen (Ag) of Mycobacterium tuberculosis directly stimulates Th1-type protective cytokine responses in healthy tuberculin reactors but not in patients with active tuberculosis (TB). To examine the cytokine profiles attributable to Th1 suppression associated with active TB, interleukin-12 (IL-12), IL-18, and IL-10 production in response(More)
Parents often regard obstetric professionals as an important source of information regarding prematurity. However, there is no information regarding the readiness of these obstetric professionals to inform expectant parents of the potential outcomes of premature infants. Using a self-report questionnaire, we determined the knowledge of obstetric(More)
Objective:We studied several counselor-independent elements of prenatal counseling regarding prematurely born infants. Elements studied include: indications to offer counseling, clinical settings in which counseling is offered, personnel assigned to counsel, availability of tools to assist counseling and post-counseling documentation requirements.Method:As(More)
Histologic inflammation of placenta has been associated with increased risk for bronchopulmonary dysplasia and periventricular leukomalacia among preterm infants. Tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) plays a central role in the regulation of inflammation. Some alleles of TNF (LT-α+250, TNF-α−308, and TNF-α −238) have been associated with susceptibility and/or(More)
BACKGROUND Preterm infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) exhibit prolonged elevation of inflammatory indices in their tracheal aspirates. Tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) is a central mediator of the inflammatory response. The adenine-containing alleles of TNF-alpha-308 and lymphotoxin-alpha+250 have been associated with increased levels of(More)
OBJECTIVE To improve informed medical decision-making, principles for family-centered neonatal care recommend that parents have access to their child's medical record on an ongoing basis during neonatal intensive unit care (NICU) hospitalization. Currently, many NICUs do not allow independent parent access to their child's electronic medical record (EMR)(More)
Histologic inflammation of placenta has been associated with increased risk for bronchopulmonary dysplasia and periventricular leukomalacia among preterm infants. Tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) plays a central role in the regulation of inflammation. Some alleles of TNF (LT-alpha+250, TNF-alpha-308, and TNF-alpha-238) have been associated with(More)
140 The care of a critically ill neonate in the emergency department setting presents a special challenge for practitioners who do not routinely encounter compromised neonates. This review will provide guidelines for the initial stabilization of these infants as well as identify differential diagnoses that should be considered. As with any critically ill(More)
The current process of educating and informing parents of the concerns and outcomes of premature infants is suboptimal, mostly because of modifiable factors. Proven methods to improve the transference of information are underused. In most institutions, the task to inform and educate parents is left to individual providers. Effective parent-clinician(More)
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