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Association of Vitamin D Serum Concentration with Infection Outcomes for Children after Surgery
Vitamin D insufficiency and deficiency has been associated with various disease states and lower health outcomes. In the adult population, higher vitamin D levels correlated with decreased odds of in-hospital morbidity and ...
Readmission and Imaging Outcomes in Pediatric Complicated Appendicitis: A Matched Case-Control Study
INTRODUCTION: Currently, the treatment guidelines for perforated appendicitis generally include primary appendectomy or non-operative management followed by an interval appendectomy 6 to 12 weeks post discharge (first-line ...
Study of the Effect of Age on Toxicity During Treatment of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)
BACKGROUND: Minimizing toxicity is critical to the safety and efficacy of therapy. There are data suggesting that adolescents and young adults experience greater toxicity than younger patients during the induction and ...
The Outcomes of Tonsillectomy in Obese Pediatric Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea
INTRODUCTION: Pediatric obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is characterized by obstruction of the upper airway during sleep leading to inadequate ventilation. OSA is a common disorder, occurring in 1-4% of young children that ...