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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 ...
Urine Sodium Concentration as a Marker of Poor Growth in Children with Intestinal Failure
BACKGROUND: Children who have had a significant small bowel resection often have difficulty growing adequately due to fluid and electrolyte losses in their stool. Specifically, growth is impaired when total body sodium ...
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 ...