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Erica L Dueger, Edwin J Asturias, Neal A Halsey et al.
OBJECTIVE: To compare children with confirmed bacterial meningitis (CBM) and those with culture- and latex-negative meningitis (CLN). METHODS: Children 1 to 59 months of age admitted to three major referral hospitals in Guatemala City with clinical signs compatible with bacterial infections were evaluated prospectively between 1 October 1996 and 31 December 2005. Bacterial cultures and latex agglutination antigen testing were performed on samples of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)...
October 2008: Revista Panamericana de Salud P├║blica, Pan American Journal of Public Health
Nemat Bilan, Afshin G Behbahan, A J Khosroshahi
BACKGROUND: Arterial blood gas (ABG) analysis is the major tool for proper diagnosis and treatment of acid-base imbalance, but the invasive nature of arterial puncture and its possible hazards such as arterial spasm have resulted in a worldwide trend toward less-invasive diagnostic methods including venous blood gas (VBG) analysis. This study aimed to evaluate the validity of VBG and its clinical agreement with ABG in the 10 most common diseases in pediatric intensive care unit (PICU), and to answer how far it can replace the ABG test...
May 2008: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
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