Parents should know how to take child's temperatures [letter] / Salih Kavuku
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Hashemipour, M.; Amini, M.; Talaie, M.; Kelishadi, R.; Hovespian, S.; Iranpour, R.; Salek, M.; Haghigh, S.; Khatibi, K.H. (2007)We determined the prevalence of congenital hypothyroidism and the rate of consanguinity among parents of hypothyroid neonates among 93 381 neonates born in 17 hospitals in Isfahan from May 2002 to April 2005. Serum thyroxine [T4] and thyroid stimulating hormone [TSH] levels were measured on the 3rd-7th day of birth and neonates with abnormal levels were recalled and the levels reassessed. Those with TSH </= 10 mIU/L and T4 < 6.5 micro g/dL on the second assay were considered hypothyroid. In all, 1038 neonates were recalled and 274 were diagnosed ...
Purva, M.; Al Saleh, N.; Hemadri, M. (2001)To ascertain whether the parents in Kuwait desire to be present during the induction of anesthesia in their children and to obtain the parents' views on factors associated with such presence. The parents of 80 children scheduled for surgery under general anesthesia were given asked to complete a questionnaire. An overwhelming 88.75% of parents wished to he present in the anesthetic room during induction. Parents in Kuwait should he allowed to be present during the induction of anesthesia in their child. Protocols should be drafted accordingly and ...