All publications of “João Fernando Lourenço de Almeida”2 results
Risk factors for post-extubation stridor in children: the role of orotracheal cannula
ObjectiveTo determine the risk factors associated with stridor, with special attention to the role of the cuffed orotracheal cannula.MethodsProspective analysis of all the intubated patients submitted to mechanical ventilator support from January 2008 to April 2011. The relevant factors for stridor collected were age, weight, size and type of airway tube, diagnosis, and duration of mechanical ventilation. The effects of variables on stridor were evaluated using uni- and multivariate logistic regression models.ResultsA total of 136 patients were included. Mean age […]
Acute respiratory distress syndrome caused by Mycoplasma pneumoniae in a child: the role of methylprednisolone and clarythromycin
ABSTRACTMycoplasma pneumoniae is recognized as an important agent of pneumonia in pediatric population. In rare situations, severe pulmonary injury can develop. The use of corticoids in these cases remains controversial. A case of a girl with acute respiratory distress syndrome and bilateral pleural effusion secondary to pneumonia due to Mycoplasma pneumoniae is described, with good recovery after appropriate use of methylprednisolone and clarythromicyn.