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Pulmonary hemmorhage

Rajeev Sivasankar, Rashmi Saraf, Sambhaji Pawal, Uday S Limaye
INTRODUCTION: We present two cases of Hereditary Hemmorhagic Telengiectasia (HHT), one pediatric and the other adult, with a view to highlight the myriad cerebral and spinal vascular manifestations of this disease. The syndrome and its various findings will be reviewed including the utility of angiography in assessing the various vascular abnormalities of the cerebral and spinal vasculature. METHODS: A review of literature regarding various developmental abnormalities including brain and spinal cord arterio-venous malformations (AVMs), arterio-venous fistulae (AVFs), micro AVMs, micro-fistulae, aneurysms and cavernomas that occur in pediatric and adult population subsets of HHT...
November 2014: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Neurology
I Gross, F R Moya
Unfortunately, surfactant therapy is not routinely available to infants in some parts of the world because of its cost. It is the hypothesis of this article that in situations where surfactant is not available, there may be a role for antenatal thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH) plus glucocorticoid therapy. Data from randomized clinical trials, which compared therapy with antenatal glucocorticoid plus TRH to that with glucocorticoid alone were extracted and subjected to meta-analysis. The trials that incorporated surfactant therapy were analyzed separately from those in which surfactant was not used...
December 2001: Seminars in Perinatology
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