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Congenital long QT syndrome (LQTS) with atrioventricular block is a rare and malignant arrhythmia, which usually responds poorly to traditional beta-blocker therapy. We describe a male neonate with LQTS with ventricular tachycardia and 2:1 atrioventricular block. This patient's sister had similar presentation and died suddenly at the age of 8 months despite(More)
Low vitamin C and reduced alpha-carotene intake are associated with increased asthma risk in children. In addition, mean serum vitamin A concentrations are significantly lower in asthmatic children than in controls. All-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) is a derivative of vitamin A. Macrophage-derived chemokine (MDC) is a T helper cell-type 2 (Th2)-related(More)
Cardiac tumors in infants and children are extremely rare. Their clinical manifestations vary widely from asymptomatic presentations to life-threatening cardiac events. Improvements in diagnostic techniques, such as those offered by echocardiography, have made early detection of cardiac masses possible, with or without the presence of clinical symptoms.(More)
The EAR (Excision, Alcoholization, Replantation) method consists of a proper tumor resection, removal of tumor tissue extracorporally, soaking the residual bone shell in 95% alcohol for half an hour, and replantation in situ, the cavity being filled with bone graft or bone cement. Eighty-three cases were treated in this manner, of which 95% were followed(More)
Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a rare but life-threatening condition, which needs emergent treatment in children. Though anticoagulation is the standard treatment for PE, recent studies revealed intrapulmonary thrombolytic therapy may produce more rapid clot lysis and less systemic complications in adult patients. We reported a 10-year-old girl who had diffused(More)
BACKGROUND The pathogenesis of acute pulmonary edema and cardiac collapse after enterovirus 71 (EV71) infection are not completely understood. OBJECTIVE To determine the hemodynamic features and the mechanism of pulmonary edema (PE) after EV71 infection by direct intracardiac monitoring. DESIGN Prospective clinical and laboratory study at a tertiary(More)
Pulmonary sequestration is a rare congenital anomaly with nonfunctioning lung tissue, for which the arterial blood supply is usually derived from the thoracic or abdominal aorta. Surgical resection is the conventional treatment for pulmonary sequestration. The arterial embolization of pulmonary sequestration is an alternative technique and a less invasive(More)
Congenital cardiac diverticulum is a rare anomaly that may present as an isolated lesion or in association with other malformations. Diverticulum of the left ventricle is more common than that of the right ventricle. We report a case of cardiac diverticulum over the right ventricular outflow tract and associated pulmonary stenosis, right atrial rhabdomyoma,(More)
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