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necrotizing enterocolits

Brent R Weil, Alyaa Al-Ibraheemi, Sara O Vargas, Shawn J Rangel
Autoamputation of the appendix has previously been reported in the literature, but it is likely an unusual event. We report a two-year-old male who had previously undergone laparotomy and bowel resection for necrotizing enterocolits. Two years later a calcified intra-abdominal mass was identified on abdominal radiography and ultrasonography. Eventual laparotomy revealed a densely calcified mass within the transverse mesocolon. The mass was uneventfully resected. Pathologic evaluation showed appendiceal tissue, consistent with prior autoamputation of the vermiform appendix...
March 28, 2016: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
Hans Proquitté, Thekla Dushe, Hannes Hammer, Mario Rüdiger, Gerd Schmalisch, Roland R Wauer
INTRODUCTION: Natural surfactants have been shown to be superior to synthetic surfactants in the treatment of neonatal respiratory distress syndrome (RDS). In Germany, Alveofact (A) and Curosurf (C) are the most frequently used natural surfactant preparations. The aim of this retrospective, observational study was to compare the effects of A and C on gas exchange and outcome in premature infants. METHODS: During a 5-year period in our neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), 187 premature infants were treated with surfactant, with 82 receiving A and 105 receiving C...
January 2007: Respiratory Medicine
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