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Doses of Methylprednisolone in the Management of Caustic Esophageal Burns

Merve Usta, Tülay Erkan, Fugen Cullu Cokugras, Nafiye Urganci, Zerrin Onal, Mahir Gulcan, Tufan Kutlu
OBJECTIVE: Caustic substance ingestion in childhood is a public health issue in developing countries, and several management protocols have been proposed to prevent the resulting esophageal strictures. The role of corticosteroids in preventing corrosive-induced strictures is controversial. Our aim was to study the influence of high doses of corticosteroids in preventing esophageal strictures. METHODS: Eighty-three children with a mean age of 4.10 6 2.63 years and with grade IIb esophageal burns (an esophagogastroscopy was performed within 24–48 hours of injury) due to corrosive substance ingestion were enrolled in our study between 2005 and 2008...
June 2014: Pediatrics
Sonia Mazigh Mrad, Samir Boukthir, L Sfaihi, I Fetni, Ali Dabbabi, Bechir Zouari, Sihem Barsaoui
We reviewed the case histories of 28 children seen at children hospital from 31 December 1991 to 31 December 2001. These children has second and third degree oesophageal burns and they were treated by systemic Methylprednisolone (1000mg/1, 73/m2 SC). We divided the 26 children in four groups according to the time we began the steroids (before or beyond the 24th hours of the accident and according the number of steroids's bolus (less or more than 21 bolus). We analysed the number and the treatment of stricture in each group...
October 2004: La Tunisie Médicale
S Boukthir, I Fetni, S Mazigh Mrad, M A Mongalgi, A Debbabi, S Barsaoui
UNLABELLED: Esophageal burns are frequent in some countries. Esophageal stricture is a severe complication after caustic ingestion. Its frequency is estimated to 5% and reaches 47% in severe esophagitis. AIM OF THE STUDY: To study the influence of management of severe esophageal burns with high doses of steroids in the occurrence of esophageal stricture through the experience of an endoscopic unit. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Twenty-six children with a mean age of 3...
January 2004: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
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