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  D Mukherjee , Y Zhang , D. C Chang , L. A Vricella , J. I Brenner and F. Abdullah

Through an analysis of 2 databases, we describe outcomes among 11 958 neonates with congenital heart disease undergoing cardiac procedures, with 194 developing necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). Neonates with congestive heart failure or those undergoing systemic to pulmonary artery shunting were more likely to develop NEC, but these patients had inpatient mortality similar to that of their non-NEC counterparts.

  M Camp , D. C Chang , Y Zhang , K Chrouser , P. M Colombani and F. Abdullah

Objective  To determine risk factors and outcomes associated with a foreign body left during a procedure in a population of pediatric surgical patients.

Design  Case-control study.

Setting  The Nationwide Inpatient Sample and Kids' Inpatient Database were used to identify hospitalized pediatric surgical patients in the United States (aged 0-18 years) from 1988 to 2005.

Patients  After data from 1 946 831 hospitalizations in children were linked to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Pediatric Quality Indicator (PDI) software, 413 pediatric patients with foreign bodies left during a procedure (PDI 3) were identified. A 1:3 matched case-control design was implemented with 413 cases and 1227 controls. Cases and controls were stratified into procedure categories based on diagnosis related group procedure codes.

Main Outcome Measures  To examine the relationship between PDI 3 and procedure category, as well as the outcomes of in-hospital mortality, length of stay, and total hospital charges.

Results  Logistic regression analysis revealed a statistically significant higher odds of PDI 3 in the gynecology procedure category (odds ratio, 4.13; P = .01). Multivariable regression analysis revealed that patients with PDI 3 had an 8-day longer length of stay (95% confidence interval, 5.6-10.3 days; P < .001) and $35 681 higher total hospital charges (95% confidence interval, $22 358-$49 004; P < .001) but were not more likely to die (odds ratio, 1.07; P = .92).

Conclusions  Among pediatric surgical admissions, a foreign body left during a procedure was observed to occur with highest likelihood during gynecologic operations. The occurrence of this adverse event was associated with longer length of stay and greater total hospital charges, but not with increased mortality.

  F. Abdullah and K. Shamsulaman
  A study was conducted on the abundance and diversity of ground beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) in Lanjak Entimau to determine whether the forests has been disturbed. The study was conducted from 16th to 29th June 2008 at five sites namely Kawi river, Transeks Menyaring 2, Satap river, Bergua and Joh river. All Carabid beetles were sampled using 20 light traps, 20 Malaise traps and 250 pitfall traps. From this study, 44 specimens comprising of 8 species were assembled. Carabids at Transeks Menyaring 2 was most abundant (Margalef index: 2.164) and most specious (Shannon Weaver index: 1.386) compared to other sites. New records of ground beetles for Lanjak Entimau, Sarawak, Malaysia are Abacetus chalcopterus Reiche, Abacetus sp., Dioryche torta Mcleay and Orthogonius sp. Four species were unidentified even to genus level and coded as Cara E, Cara F, Cara G and Cara H are possibly new species which will be described later in another report. This study shows that there is low abundance (Margalef index, 1.85) and low diversity (Shannon weaver index, 1.38) of ground beetles at Lanjak Entimau, Sarawak indicating that the area has been disturbed by activities of local ethnic people that depended on the forest for their subsistence. This study also shows that light traps assembled the most abundant and specious Carabid beetles (Margalef index: 2.056; Shannon Weaver index, 1.475).
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