S S Shah

Summary

Affiliation: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi Sterile cerebrospinal fluid pleocytosis in young infants with urinary tract infections
    Samir S Shah
    Division of Infectious Diseases, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Pediatr 153:290-2. 2008
  2. pmc Blood cultures in the emergency department evaluation of childhood pneumonia
    Samir S Shah
    Division of Infectious Diseases, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 30:475-9. 2011
  3. ncbi Cerebrospinal fluid mononuclear cell predominance is not related to symptom duration in children with enteroviral meningitis
    Samir S Shah
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Clinical Virology Laboratory, and the Department of Infection Prevention and Control, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Pediatr 148:118-21. 2006
  4. ncbi Bloodstream infections after median sternotomy at a children's hospital
    Samir S Shah
    Division of Infectious Diseases, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 133:435-40. 2007
  5. ncbi Off-label drug use in hospitalized children
    Samir S Shah
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, 34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 161:282-90. 2007
  6. pmc Comparative effectiveness of pleural drainage procedures for the treatment of complicated pneumonia in childhood
    Samir S Shah
    Division of Infectious Diseases, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Departments of Pediatrics and Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Hosp Med 6:256-63. 2011
  7. doi How long does it take to "rule out" bacteremia in children with central venous catheters?
    Samir S Shah
    Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Division of Infectious Diseases, Room 1526, North Campus, 34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Pediatrics 121:135-41. 2008
  8. doi A multicenter study of factors influencing cerebrospinal fluid shunt survival in infants and children
    Samir S Shah
    Department of Pediatrics and The Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Neurosurgery 62:1095-102; discussion 1102-3. 2008
  9. doi Primary early thoracoscopy and reduction in length of hospital stay and additional procedures among children with complicated pneumonia: results of a multicenter retrospective cohort study
    Samir S Shah
    Division of Infectious Diseases, The Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia, 34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 162:675-81. 2008
  10. pmc Intravenous immunoglobulin in children with streptococcal toxic shock syndrome
    Samir S Shah
    Division of Infectious Diseases, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 49:1369-76. 2009

Detail Information

Publications78

  1. doi Sterile cerebrospinal fluid pleocytosis in young infants with urinary tract infections
    Samir S Shah
    Division of Infectious Diseases, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Pediatr 153:290-2. 2008
    ..Among patients with urinary tract infections and without traumatic lumbar punctures, sterile cerebrospinal fluid pleocytosis was uncommon (0%-8%, depending on the definition) in contrast to earlier studies reporting this association...
  2. pmc Blood cultures in the emergency department evaluation of childhood pneumonia
    Samir S Shah
    Division of Infectious Diseases, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 30:475-9. 2011
    ..Blood cultures are frequently obtained in the emergency department (ED) evaluation of children with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP)...
  3. ncbi Cerebrospinal fluid mononuclear cell predominance is not related to symptom duration in children with enteroviral meningitis
    Samir S Shah
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Clinical Virology Laboratory, and the Department of Infection Prevention and Control, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Pediatr 148:118-21. 2006
    ..These findings suggest that factors other than symptom duration influence the composition and evolution of the CSF white blood cell response to enteroviral infection...
  4. ncbi Bloodstream infections after median sternotomy at a children's hospital
    Samir S Shah
    Division of Infectious Diseases, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 133:435-40. 2007
    ..The objectives of this retrospective cohort study were to determine the incidence and to identify risk factors for postoperative bloodstream infections among children after median sternotomy in an urban tertiary care children's hospital...
  5. ncbi Off-label drug use in hospitalized children
    Samir S Shah
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, 34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 161:282-90. 2007
    ..To describe the magnitude of off-label drug use, to identify drugs most commonly used off-label, and to identify factors associated with off-label drug use in children hospitalized in the United States...
  6. pmc Comparative effectiveness of pleural drainage procedures for the treatment of complicated pneumonia in childhood
    Samir S Shah
    Division of Infectious Diseases, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Departments of Pediatrics and Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Hosp Med 6:256-63. 2011
    ..To determine the comparative effectiveness of common pleural drainage procedures for treatment of pneumonia complicated by parapneumonic effusion (ie, complicated pneumonia)...
  7. doi How long does it take to "rule out" bacteremia in children with central venous catheters?
    Samir S Shah
    Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Division of Infectious Diseases, Room 1526, North Campus, 34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Pediatrics 121:135-41. 2008
    ....
  8. doi A multicenter study of factors influencing cerebrospinal fluid shunt survival in infants and children
    Samir S Shah
    Department of Pediatrics and The Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Neurosurgery 62:1095-102; discussion 1102-3. 2008
    ..To identify factors influencing the duration of cerebrospinal fluid shunt survival after initial placement and after subsequent revisions...
  9. doi Primary early thoracoscopy and reduction in length of hospital stay and additional procedures among children with complicated pneumonia: results of a multicenter retrospective cohort study
    Samir S Shah
    Division of Infectious Diseases, The Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia, 34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 162:675-81. 2008
    ....
  10. pmc Intravenous immunoglobulin in children with streptococcal toxic shock syndrome
    Samir S Shah
    Division of Infectious Diseases, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 49:1369-76. 2009
    ..This study aims to describe the epidemiology of streptococcal TSS in children and to determine whether adjunctive therapy with IVIG is associated with improved outcomes...
  11. pmc Decline in varicella-related ambulatory visits and hospitalizations in the United States since routine immunization against varicella
    Samir S Shah
    Division of Infectious Diseases, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 29:199-204. 2010
    ..Widespread varicella vaccination has led to substantial decreases in varicella-related mortality and hospitalizations. The effect of the vaccine on ambulatory care utilization is poorly defined...
  12. pmc Costs of treating children with complicated pneumonia: a comparison of primary video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery and chest tube placement
    Samir S Shah
    Division of Infectious Diseases, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Pediatr Pulmonol 45:71-7. 2010
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  13. pmc Herpes simplex virus testing and hospital length of stay in neonates and young infants
    Samir S Shah
    Division of Infectious Diseases, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Pediatr 156:738-43. 2010
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  14. pmc Age-specific reference values for cerebrospinal fluid protein concentration in neonates and young infants
    Samir S Shah
    Division of Infectious Diseases, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Hosp Med 6:22-7. 2011
    ..Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) protein values decline over the first few months of life as the infant's blood-CSF barrier matures. However, published studies differ in the reported rate, timing, and magnitude of this decline...
  15. ncbi Fever following international travel: what's bugging this child?
    Samir S Shah
    Divisions of General Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Pediatr Case Rev 3:44-6. 2003
  16. ncbi Abnormal gait in a child with fever: diagnosing septic arthritis of the hip
    Samir S Shah
    The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Pediatr Emerg Care 21:336-41. 2005
    ..We also discuss the impact of the increased prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus on the management of septic arthritis of the hip...
  17. ncbi Low risk of bacteremia in children with febrile seizures
    Samir S Shah
    Division of General Pediatrics, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, 34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 156:469-72. 2002
    ..To evaluate the risk of bacteremia in children with febrile seizures treated as outpatients...
  18. ncbi Device-related infections in children
    Samir S Shah
    Division of Infectious Diseases, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, 34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Pediatr Clin North Am 52:1189-208, x. 2005
    ..New technologies, such as antimicrobial-impregnated central venous catheters and ventricular shunts, show promise in reducing the infection rates of these devices...
  19. ncbi Retropharyngeal aberrant thymus
    S S Shah
    Division of General Pediatrics, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Pediatrics 108:E94. 2001
    ..We present the case of an infant with respiratory distress attributed to aberrant thymic tissue located in the retropharyngeal space...
  20. ncbi Group C streptococcal meningitis: case report and review of the literature
    S S Shah
    Division of General Pediatrics, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, 19104, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 20:445-8. 2001
    ..We also review cases of group C streptococcal meningitis reported previously...
  21. ncbi Risk of bacteremia in young children with pneumonia treated as outpatients
    Samir S Shah
    Divisions of General Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases, and Emergency Medicine, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 157:389-92. 2003
    ..Blood cultures are often obtained as part of the evaluation of children with pneumonia. There are few data regarding the risk of bacteremia with pneumonia in children since introduction of the Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine...
  22. ncbi Staphylococcus aureus as a risk factor for bloodstream infection in children with postoperative mediastinitis
    Samir S Shah
    Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 24:834-7. 2005
    ..4; 95% confidence interval, 1.4-29.3). Postoperative mediastinitis caused by S. aureus has a higher intrinsic risk of being complicated by BSI than mediastinitis caused by other pathogens...
  23. doi Why are young infants tested for herpes simplex virus?
    Kara L Davis
    Department of Pediatrics, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Pediatr Emerg Care 24:673-8. 2008
    ..The utility of this test in young infants undergoing sepsis evaluations is unknown...
  24. ncbi Primary varicella and herpes zoster among HIV-infected children from 1989 to 2006
    Sarah M Wood
    Special Immunology Service, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, 34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Pediatrics 121:e150-6. 2008
    ..We hypothesized that the incidence of herpes zoster has decreased in this population as a result of highly active antiretroviral therapy and routine varicella zoster virus immunization...
  25. ncbi Early differentiation of Lyme from enteroviral meningitis
    Samir S Shah
    Divisions of Infectious Diseases, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 24:542-5. 2005
    ..This distinction is clinically important because pathogen-specific diagnostic test results are not available immediately and only patients with Lyme meningitis require parenteral antibiotic therapy...
  26. ncbi Routine cerebrospinal fluid enterovirus polymerase chain reaction testing reduces hospitalization and antibiotic use for infants 90 days of age or younger
    Rebecca L King
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, 34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Pediatrics 120:489-96. 2007
    ....
  27. ncbi Risk adjustment for surgical site infection after median sternotomy in children
    Jessica Kagen
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 19104, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:398-405. 2007
    ....
  28. ncbi Postoperative mediastinitis in children: epidemiology, microbiology and risk factors for Gram-negative pathogens
    Caroline B Long
    Divisions of General Pediatrics, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, 34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 24:315-9. 2005
    ..Mediastinitis, although an infrequent complication of median sternotomy, represents a significant source of morbidity and mortality...
  29. doi Cerebrospinal fluid enterovirus testing in infants 56 days or younger
    Maya Dewan
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, 34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 164:824-30. 2010
    ..To determine whether cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) enterovirus polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing of febrile neonates is associated with a shorter hospital length of stay (LOS)...
  30. ncbi Epidemiology of and risk factors for Acinetobacter species bloodstream infection in children
    Shana C Segal
    Division of Infectious Diseases, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 26:920-6. 2007
    ..Acinetobacter species has emerged as an important cause of healthcare-associated bloodstream infections (BSI) in adults. Little is known about development of Acinetobacter spp. BSI in children...
  31. pmc Defining cerebrospinal fluid white blood cell count reference values in neonates and young infants
    Lori A Kestenbaum
    MSCE, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Division of Infectious Diseases, Room 1526 North Campus, 34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Pediatrics 125:257-64. 2010
    ..The objective of this study was to determine accurate, age-specific reference values for CSF WBC counts in a large population of neonates and young infants...
  32. ncbi Factors influencing the decision to test young infants for herpes simplex virus infection
    Daniela M Cohen
    Division of Infectious Diseases, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 26:1156-8. 2007
    ..Recognized factors, such as mode of delivery, were not associated with HSV testing. The factors currently used by physicians in the decision to order this test do not best reflect the likelihood of HSV infection...
  33. doi Invasive pneumococcal disease among human immunodeficiency virus-infected children, 1989-2006
    Andrew P Steenhoff
    Division of Special Immunology, Department of Pediatrics, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 27:886-91. 2008
    ..The heptavalent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV7) has decreased the incidence of pediatric invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) in the United States. Few data exist on the changing IPD incidence in HIV-infected children...
  34. pmc How well can hospital readmission be predicted in a cohort of hospitalized children? A retrospective, multicenter study
    Chris Feudtner
    Pediatric Generalist Research Group, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Pediatrics 123:286-93. 2009
    ..Investigations into the workings of this ecology of care would be advanced by more accurate methods of population-level predictions of the likelihood for future hospitalization...
  35. doi Tenofovir-associated nephrotoxicity in two HIV-infected adolescent males
    Sarah M Wood
    Division of Special Immunology, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 23:1-4. 2009
    ..We believe these cases highlight important and potentially irreversible side effects of this agent and emphasize the need for further studies of the renal safety of TDF in pediatric patients...
  36. pmc National hospitalization trends for pediatric pneumonia and associated complications
    Grace E Lee
    Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Division of General Padiatrics, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Pediatrics 126:204-13. 2010
    ..To determine current rates of and trends in hospitalizations for community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) and CAP-associated complications among children...
  37. pmc Ambulatory visit rates and antibiotic prescribing for children with pneumonia, 1994-2007
    Matthew P Kronman
    Abramson Research Center, Division of Infectious Diseases, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, 34th Street and Civic Center Blvd, Room 1202F, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Pediatrics 127:411-8. 2011
    ..Although no pediatric CAP treatment guidelines are available, current data support narrow-spectrum antibiotics as the first-line treatment for most patients with CAP...
  38. ncbi Antibiotic use in pediatric patients admitted to a referral hospital in Botswana
    Brian T Fisher
    Division of Infectious Diseases and Departments of Pediatrics and Anesthesia and Critical Care, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 81:129-31. 2009
    ..The results showed that the duration of prescribed therapy can be excessive. Recommendations for potential interventions to reduce antibiotic overuse in this setting are necessary...
  39. doi Impact of congenital anomalies and treatment location on the outcomes of infants hospitalized with herpes simplex virus (HSV)
    Scott A Lorch
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    J Hosp Med 5:154-9. 2010
    ..Herpes simplex virus (HSV) is a rare but costly reason for hospitalization in infants under 60 days of age. The impact of coexisting comorbid conditions and treatment location on hospital outcome is poorly understood...
  40. doi The impact of AIDS diagnoses on long-term neurocognitive and psychiatric outcomes of surviving adolescents with perinatally acquired HIV
    Sarah M Wood
    Special Immunology Service, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    AIDS 23:1859-65. 2009
    ..To explore the association between previous severe HIV disease, defined as past Centers for Disease Control and Prevention class C diagnosis, and neurocognitive and psychiatric outcomes in long-term survivors of perinatally acquired HIV...
  41. pmc Incidence of and risk factors for community acquired pneumonia in US HIV-infected children, 2000-2005
    Andrew P Steenhoff
    Department of Pediatrics, Children s Hospital Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    AIDS 25:717-20. 2011
    ..98; confidence interval 1.05-15.13) was associated with CAP. Herd immunity through pneumococcal immunization may have diluted the effect of individual immunization in this cohort...
  42. pmc Epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia in Gaborone, Botswana
    Sarah M Wood
    Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 30:782-5. 2009
    ..aureus (MRSA) bacteremia. MRSA isolates had higher proportions of resistance to commonly used antimicrobials than did methicillin-susceptible isolates, emphasizing the need to revise empiric prescribing practices in Botswana...
  43. doi Variation in prevalence, diagnostic criteria, and initial management options for eosinophilic gastrointestinal diseases in the United States
    Jonathan M Spergel
    Division of Allergy and Immunology, Department of Pediatrics, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 52:300-6. 2011
    ..The aim of the present study was to define the regional and national prevalence of eosinophilic gastrointestinal diseases, and differences in practice approaches...
  44. doi State-level child health system performance and the likelihood of readmission to children's hospitals
    Chris Feudtner
    PolicyLab, Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Pediatr 157:98-102.e1. 2010
    ..To assess the relationship between children's hospital readmission and the performance of child health systems in the states in which hospitals are located...
  45. doi Lack of cerebrospinal fluid pleocytosis in young infants with enterovirus infections of the central nervous system
    Jeffrey A Seiden
    Division of Emergency Medicine, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Pediatr Emerg Care 26:77-81. 2010
    ..To identify factors associated with cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pleocytosis among infants aged 90 days or younger with enterovirus (EV) infections of the central nervous system (CNS)...
  46. pmc Patient position during lumbar puncture has no meaningful effect on cerebrospinal fluid opening pressure in children
    Robert A Avery
    Division of Neurology, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 4399, USA
    J Child Neurol 25:616-9. 2010
    ....
  47. ncbi Cutaneous Mycobacterium avium complex infection as a manifestation of the immune reconstitution syndrome in a human immunodeficiency virus-infected child
    Andrew P Steenhoff
    Division of Special Immunology, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 26:755-7. 2007
    ..The case illustrates that cutaneous Mycobacterium avium complex may present as a manifestation of the immune reconstitution syndrome in human immunodeficiency virus-infected children...
  48. ncbi Mycoplasma pneumoniae, splenic infarct, and transient antiphospholipid antibodies: a new association?
    Char M Witmer
    Division of Hematology, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, 34th and Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Pediatrics 119:e292-5. 2007
    ..We report 2 children with Mycoplasma pneumoniae pulmonary infection with splenic infarcts and transient antiphospholipid antibodies. This association has not been reported previously...
  49. ncbi Neonatal cutaneous fungal infections
    Kara N Smolinski
    Division of Emergency Medicine, and Section of Pediatric Dermatology, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Curr Opin Pediatr 17:486-93. 2005
    ....
  50. ncbi Emergence of vaccine-related pneumococcal serotypes as a cause of bacteremia
    Andrew P Steenhoff
    Division of Infectious Diseases, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 42:907-14. 2006
    ..In the postlicensure period, the impact of non-PCV7 serotypes against pediatric pneumococcal bacteremia is unknown...
  51. ncbi Neuroborreliosis with progression from pseudotumor cerebri to aseptic meningitis
    Andrew P Steenhoff
    Division of Infectious Diseases, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 25:91-2. 2006
    ..The case illustrates the importance of considering neuroborreliosis in the differential diagnosis of pseudotumor cerebri and describes the evolution of cerebrospinal fluid findings in this condition...
  52. doi Polymicrobial bloodstream infections among children and adolescents with central venous catheters evaluated in ambulatory care
    Kevin J Downes
    Divisions of Infectious Diseases, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 46:387-94. 2008
    ..Bloodstream infections (BSIs) are an ever-present concern for clinicians evaluating ill-appearing pediatric patients with central venous catheters (CVCs) in the ambulatory care setting...
  53. pmc Congenital anomalies and resource utilization in neonates infected with herpes simplex virus
    Lilliam Ambroggio
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 36:680-5. 2009
    ..Neonatal herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection, while uncommon, is associated with substantial morbidity and mortality. However, there is little nationally representative data describing resource utilization...
  54. ncbi Risk factors for mediastinitis following median sternotomy in children
    Jessica Kagen
    Division of Infectious Diseases, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 26:613-8. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to identify risk factors for mediastinitis in a cohort of children undergoing cardiothoracic surgery at a tertiary care children's hospital...
  55. ncbi Central venous catheter-associated bloodstream infections in pediatric oncology home care
    Samir S Shah
    Division of Immunologic and Infectious Diseases, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 23:99-101. 2002
    ..Gram-negative organisms were responsible for a greater proportion of CVC-associated bloodstream infections in pediatric oncology patients receiving home care than in hospitalized pediatric oncology patients...
  56. pmc Cat scratch disease presenting as orbital abscess and osteomyelitis
    Beloo Mirakhur
    Divisions of General Pediatrics, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia Scheie Eye Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 41:3991-3. 2003
    ..We report a child presenting with orbital abscess and osteomyelitis who was diagnosed with hepatosplenic cat scratch disease by detection of B. henselae DNA in the orbital abscess fluid...
  57. pmc Children's hospitals do not acutely respond to high occupancy
    Evan S Fieldston
    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Pediatrics 125:974-81. 2010
    ..It is not known how children's hospitals acutely respond to high occupancy. The objective of this study was to describe the frequency, direction, and magnitude of children's hospitals' acute responses to high occupancy...
  58. ncbi Trends in invasive pneumococcal disease-associated hospitalizations
    Samir S Shah
    Division of Infectious Diseases, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 42:e1-5. 2006
    ..It is not known whether widespread vaccine use has led to a concomitant decrease in invasive pneumococcal disease-associated hospitalization rates...
  59. ncbi Streptococcus bovis Infection in young Infants
    Jeffrey S Gerber
    Division of Infectious Diseases, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 25:1069-73. 2006
    ..Sporadic cases of invasive Streptococcus bovis disease have been reported in young infants. However, little is known about the clinical manifestations or the conditions that predispose to S. bovis infection in this population...
  60. ncbi Significance of extreme leukocytosis in the evaluation of febrile children
    Samir S Shah
    Division of General Pediatrics, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 24:627-30. 2005
    ..Although a high white blood cell count is associated with an increased likelihood of infection, the clinical significance of extreme leukocytosis (EL), defined as a white blood cell count of > or = 25,000/mm, has not been well-studied...
  61. ncbi Group B streptococcal cellulitis in infancy
    Manoj K Mittal
    Division of Emergency Medicine, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104 4399, USA
    Pediatr Emerg Care 23:324-5. 2007
    ..We also present a concise review of GBS cellulitis and of meningitis with initially normal cerebrospinal fluid analysis...
  62. ncbi Bloodstream infection caused by Stenotrophomonas maltophilia in children
    Jessica Kagen
    Division of Infectious Diseases, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 26:508-12. 2007
    ..Little is known about development of S. maltophilia bacteremia in children. The objective of this study was to define risk factors and outcomes associated with S. maltophilia BSI in children...
  63. doi Charges and lengths of stay attributable to adverse patient-care events using pediatric-specific quality indicators: a multicenter study of freestanding children's hospitals
    Matthew P Kronman
    Divisions of General Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Pediatrics 121:e1653-9. 2008
    ..The purpose of this work was to determine the excess charges, both overall and according to category, and lengths of stay attributable to adverse patient-care events during pediatric hospitalization...
  64. ncbi Prolonged fever: getting to the heart of the matter
    Reza Daugherty
    Division of Emergency Medicine, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104 4399, USA
    Pediatr Case Rev 3:174-7. 2003
  65. doi Risk factors for catheter-associated bloodstream infections in a Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
    Priya A Prasad
    The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 29:812-5. 2010
    ..Catheter-associated bloodstream infections (CA-BSIs) are an important complication of care in children hospitalized with complex congenital heart disease; however, little is known about risk factors for CA-BSI in these patients...
  66. pmc Adjunct corticosteroids in children hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia
    Anna K Weiss
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Room 1526, North Campus, 34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Pediatrics 127:e255-63. 2011
    ..To determine if systemic corticosteroid therapy is associated with improved outcomes for children hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP)...
  67. doi Influenza coinfection and outcomes in children with complicated pneumonia
    Derek J Williams
    Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and the Monroe Carell Jr Children s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 165:506-12. 2011
    ..To determine the impact of influenza coinfection on outcomes for children with complicated pneumonia...
  68. ncbi Positive heterophile antibody test and massive splenomegaly in an adolescent with previously unsuspected Gaucher disease
    Stella T Chou
    Division of General Pediatrics, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Pediatr Emerg Care 20:181-4. 2004
    ..The diagnosis of her underlying condition was hampered by the presence of a positive heterophile antibody test for infectious mononucleosis...
  69. ncbi Suppurative intracranial complications of sinusitis in previously healthy children
    Megan H Bair-Merritt
    Pediatric Generalist Research Group, Division of General Pediatrics, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 24:384-6. 2005
    ..Most cases were male adolescents who presented with vomiting in addition to typical sinusitis symptoms. Neurologic signs were often absent. Streptococcus milleri group organisms, along with anaerobes, were common pathogens...
  70. ncbi Cecal volvulus in childhood
    Samir S Shah
    Division of General Pediatrics, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Pediatr Emerg Care 18:300-2. 2002
  71. doi Risk factors for intrathoracic tuberculosis in children from economic migrant populations of two Dominican Republic bateyes
    Keri A Cohn
    Alliance for International Medicine, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 28:782-6. 2009
    ..The objective of the current study was to identify risk factors for intrathoracic tuberculosis among children living in migrant populations in the Dominican Republic...
  72. ncbi Addisonian pigmentation of the oral mucosa
    Samir S Shah
    Department of Pediatrics, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Cutis 76:97-9. 2005
    ..We describe this unique type of discoloration in detail and contrast it with other forms of oral pigmentation...
  73. ncbi The child with aseptic meningitis
    Jason G Newland
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Nebraska Medical Center Creighton University Medical Center, Omaha, NE, USA
    Pediatr Case Rev 3:218-21. 2003
  74. ncbi Clinical prediction model for influenza
    Samir S Shah
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 158:1018; author reply 1018. 2004
  75. ncbi Infection control and office practice management
    Samir S Shah
    Divisions of Immunologic and Infectious Diseases and General Pediatrics, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, 34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Pediatr Ann 31:299-306. 2002
  76. doi Corticosteroids and mortality in children with bacterial meningitis
    Jillian Mongelluzzo
    Division of Infectious Diseases, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    JAMA 299:2048-55. 2008
    ..In adults, adjuvant corticosteroids significantly reduce mortality associated with bacterial meningitis; however, in children, studies reveal conflicting results...
  77. doi A multi-institutional, 5-year analysis of initial and multiple ventricular shunt revisions in children
    Jay G Berry
    Department of Medicine, Complex Care Service, Children s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Neurosurgery 62:445-53; discussion 453-4. 2008
    ..To evaluate risk factors and predictors of cerebrospinal ventricular shunt revisions in children...
  78. ncbi Incidental locally infiltrating malignant thymoma and coronary artery bypass surgery-excision should always be considered
    Saeed Mirsadraee
    Yorkshire Heart Centre, The General Infirmary at Leeds, Leeds, UK
    J Card Surg 20:291-2. 2005
    ..The patient made an uneventful recovery and remains free from recurrence and angina 2 years following surgery. The different management options available for incidentally occurring malignant thymomas are discussed...