Satvinder Kaur Ghotra

Satvinder Kaur Ghotra
IWK Health Centre · Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

MD MSc RCPSC (Affiliate)

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July 2014 - June 2018
IWK Health Centre
Position
  • Fellow
April 2011 - June 2014
University of Alberta
Position
  • Research Training

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Publications (31)
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Objective To determine post discharge iron status and associated factors in VPIs Study design A retrospective cohort study was conducted through a provincial database on all VPIs born in Nova Scotia between 2005-2018. As a standard of care, all infants received prophylactic iron supplements starting at 2-4 weeks of chronological age and were teste...
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Objectives Health status (HS)/ health-related quality of life measures, completed by self or proxy, are important outcome indicators. Most HS literature on children born preterm includes adolescents and adults with limited data at preschool age. This study aimed to describe parent-reported HS in a large national cohort of extreme preterm children a...
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Background: Iron is an essential micronutrient, especially in infants and young children and is required for erythropoiesis and development of the central nervous system. However, iron deficiency (ID) is the most common micronutrient deficiency worldwide. ID and iron deficiency anemia (IDA) have been associated with poor neurodevelopmental and beha...
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Objective: To identify the temporal trends, risk factors and outcomes of cystic white matter injury (WMI) detected by ultrasound in a population-based cohort of very preterm infants (VPI) with a minimal risk of selection bias. Study design: All live-born VPIs between 22 and < 31 weeks gestational age born in Nova Scotia, Canada from 1993 to 2013...
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Objective Health-related quality of life (HRQL) instruments are patient or proxy-reported outcome measures that provide a comprehensive and subjective assessment of patient’s well-being and hence vital for health outcomes evaluation. A clear and thorough understanding of HRQL and its determinants is especially important to appropriately guide healt...
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Methemoglobinaemia is a rare cause of cyanosis in newborns. Congenital methemoglobinaemias due to M haemoglobin or deficiency of cytochrome b5 reductase are even rarer. We present a case of congenital methemoglobinaemia presenting at birth in a preterm infant. A baby boy born at 29 weeks and 3 days of gestation had persistent central cyanosis immed...
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Background: School is an integral component of the life of a child and thus, quality of school life is an important part of the overall quality of life experienced by a child. Quality of school life may be an important outcome for the assessment of Health Promoting Schools, which is an approach used internationally to improve students’ educational...
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Stroke in children occurs across different phases of brain development. Age at onset may affect outcome and health-related quality of life (HRQL). We evaluated the influence of age at stroke onset on the long-term neurological outcomes and HRQL of pediatric stroke survivors. Children with ischemic stroke were recruited into three groups according t...
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Postoperative chylothorax is a frequently encountered pathology occurring in up to 4% of patients undergoing surgery for repair of congenital heart disease. Symptomatic thrombosis is associated with chylothorax and may contribute to its severity and duration. Furthermore, vessel thrombosis resulting in persistent vessel occlusion may impede future...
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Medical therapy has limited value in managing symptoms of progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis (PFIC). Liver transplantation (LT) is the only definite therapy for progressive liver failure and intractable pruritis. In recent years, biliary diversion (BD) has also shown therapeutic promise. This study was designed to review the experience o...
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We report and discuss a unique case of hemophagocytosis associated with hepatitis A and E coinfection in a young child which has never been reported earlier in children. Its varied presentation is emphasized and possible management options and outcome are discussed.
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Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) often leads to severe lower limb (LL) deformities due to recurrent fractures that significantly hamper ambulation. We describe our management experience of correction of LL deformities in four children with OI. Medical management consisted of peri and postoperative pamidronate therapy, calcium supplementation and rehabi...
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This case-series analyzed the outcome of live donor liver transplantation (LT) performed in children <7.5 kg from January 2008 to June 2009 at our center. Five patients (3 males, 2 females, mean age, 8.2 ± .4 months; mean weight 6.8 ± 0.4 kg) underwent LT. The indications of LT included biliary atresia (3) and idiopathic neonatal hepatitis (2). Pos...
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In this letter the authors describe an acute lymphoblastic leukemia survivor with pontomedulary hemorrhage due to basilar artery malformation. Pathogenesis and management are discussed.
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A 6-month-old male infant was referred to our institute for evaluation of abnormal eye movements and delayed development. The infant had no breathing abnormality in the neonatal period. He was born after a full-term uncomplicated pregnancy and was the first birth of a non-consanguineous marriage. Neurological examination revealed microcephaly (occi...
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Four case records of patients with Seckel Syndrome (SS) were retrieved. Typical of bird headed dwarfism was seen in all. Chromosome 18 deletion was seen in one child with SS. MRI abnormalities were detected in 3 patients. Cytogenetic studies and neuroimaging is likely to provide important diagnostic and prognostic information.
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Acrodermatitis Enteropathica (AE) is an important nutritional disorder of children affecting both innate and cell mediated immunity. It predisposes to secondary bacterial and candida superinfections. We describe an infant with typical features of AE who had candida infection with a fulminant course. Need of early recognition and prompt initiation o...
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A combination of albendazole and praziquantel was more effective than albendazole alone in destroying Taenia cysts in an animal model. There are no such studies in humans. To evaluate the efficacy and safety of a combination of albendazole and praziquantel in children with seizures and single small enhancing computerized tomographic lesions. Prospe...

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