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Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA): Differences Between Normal-Weight, Overweight, Obese and Morbidly Obese Children
The severity of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in children determines perioperative management and is an indication for postoperative polysomnography (PSG). There is a paucity of data on differences and predictors of OSA ...
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 ...
Apolipoprotein E Isoform Influence on Outcomes after Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury
INTRODUCTION: The ε4 allele of the apolipoprotein E gene (APOε) is associated with poor outcomes in adults with traumatic brain injury (TBI), but its influence on recovery after pediatric TBI is uncertain. The primary aims ...
The Radiation Footprint on the Pediatric Trauma Patient
BACKGROUND: Overuse of radiation in patients has recently become an important topic of discussion within the medical community. Pediatric patients are most at risk. A recent study has proven the incidence of 1 brain tumor ...
Use of Respiratory Acoustic Monitor for Postoperative Monitoring in Children
Recording vital signs is the standard of care for all patients on the hospital wards after surgery to detect respiratory and cardiovascular depression before serious complications ensue. Of all the vital signs, an altered ...
Contemporary Review of Pediatric Thyroid Surgery
PURPOSE: Pediatric thyroid cancer is uncommon and, despite its relative aggressiveness, prognosis is favorable if treated appropriately. Our study is the largest contemporary review to characterize the presentation, ...