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obesity in children: hospitalization from 200 2009

Nidhi Maley, Achamyeleh Gebremariam, Folafoluwa Odetola, Kanakadurga Singer
BACKGROUND: Sepsis induces inflammation in response to infection and is a major cause of mortality and hospitalization in children. Obesity induces chronic inflammation leading to many clinical manifestations. Our understanding of the impact of obesity on diseases, such as infection and sepsis, is limited. The objective of this study was to evaluate the association of obesity with organ dysfunction, mortality, duration, and charges during among US children hospitalized with infection...
February 14, 2016: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
Shaun K Morris, Patricia Parkin, Michelle Science, Padmaja Subbarao, Yvonne Yau, Sean O'Riordan, Michelle Barton, Upton D Allen, Dat Tran
OBJECTIVE: To compare risk factors for severe disease as measured by admission to hospital and intensive care unit (ICU) and other clinical outcomes in children with pandemic H1N1 (pH1N1) versus those with seasonal influenza. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of children admitted to hospital with pH1N1 versus seasonal influenza A. SETTING: Canadian tertiary referral children's hospital. PARTICIPANTS: All laboratory-identified cases of pH1N1 in children younger than 18 years admitted to hospital in 2009 (n=176) and all seasonal influenza A cases admitted to hospital from influenza seasons 2004-2005 to 2008-2009 (n=200)...
2012: BMJ Open
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