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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 ...
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 ...