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    Bijan Siassi, MD

    TitleAssociate Professor of Pediatrics
    SchoolKeck School of Medicine of USC
    DepartmentPediatrics
    AddressIRD 820 2020 Zonal Avenue
    Off Campus
    Los Angeles California 90033
    Phone+1 323 226 3499
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      1. Noori S, Patel D, Friedlich P, Siassi B, Seri I, Ramanathan R. Effects of low oxygen saturation limits on the ductus arteriosus in extremely low birth weight infants. J Perinatol. 2009 Aug; 29(8):553-7. PMID: 19461594.
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      2. Noori S, Friedlich P, Wong P, Ebrahimi M, Siassi B, Seri I. Hemodynamic changes after low-dosage hydrocortisone administration in vasopressor-treated preterm and term neonates. Pediatrics. 2006 Oct; 118(4):1456-66. PMID: 17015536.
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      3. Noori S, Siassi B, Durand M, Acherman R, Sardesai S, Ramanathan R. Cardiovascular effects of low-dose dexamethasone in very low birth weight neonates with refractory hypotension. Biol Neonate. 2006; 89(2):82-7. PMID: 16158007.
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      4. Szymankiewicz M, Hodgman JE, Siassi B, Gadzinowski J. Mechanics of breathing after surgical ligation of patent ductus arteriosus in newborns with respiratory distress syndrome. Biol Neonate. 2004; 85(1):32-6. PMID: 14631164.
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      5. Noori S, Acherman R, Siassi B, Luna C, Ebrahimi M, Pavlova Z, Ramanathan R. A rare presentation of Pompe disease with massive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy at birth. J Perinat Med. 2002; 30(6):517-21. PMID: 12530110.
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      6. Acherman RJ, Siassi B, Pratti-Madrid G, Luna C, Lewis AB, Ebrahimi M, Castillo W, Kamat P, Ramanathan R. Systemic to pulmonary collaterals in very low birth weight infants: color doppler detection of systemic to pulmonary connections during neonatal and early infancy period. Pediatrics. 2000 Mar; 105(3 Pt 1):528-32. PMID: 10699104.
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      7. Hodgman JE, Siassi B. Prolonged QTc as a risk factor for SIDS. Pediatrics. 1999 Apr; 103(4 Pt 1):814-5. PMID: 10103309.
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      8. Lane J, Acherman RJ, Khongphattanayothin A, Luna C, Ramanathan R, Wong PC, Siassi B. Reverse aortic arch flow secondary to severe pulmonary hypertension in the neonate. Am J Perinatol. 1999; 16(3):143-9. PMID: 10438196.
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      9. Acherman RJ, Siassi B, Wells W, Goodwin M, DeVore G, Sardesai S, Wong PC, Ebrahimi M, Pratti-Madrid G, Castillo W, Ramanathan R. Aneurysm of the ductus arteriosus: a congenital lesion. Am J Perinatol. 1998; 15(12):653-9. PMID: 10333391.
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      10. Reddy KS, Sulcova V, Siassi B. Two sibs with Wolf-Hirschhorn and DiGeorge deletions resulting from an unbalanced chromosome rearrangement, 45,XX/XY, der(4)t(4;22) (p16.3;q11.2) mat,-22. J Med Genet. 1996 Oct; 33(10):852-5. PMID: 8933340.
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      11. Ramanathan R, Siassi B, deLemos RA. Severe retinopathy of prematurity in extremely low birth weight infants after short-term dexamethasone therapy. J Perinatol. 1995 May-Jun; 15(3):178-82; quiz 183-4. PMID: 7666264.
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      12. Horenstein J, DeVore GR, Platt LD, Siassi B, Walla C, McCart D, Mueller E, Trujillo M. The use of fetal echocardiography for predicting intrapartum fetal heart rate patterns in the post-term pregnancy. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 1991 Nov 1; 1(6):395-400. PMID: 12797021.
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      13. Cabal LA, Siassi B, Cristofani C, Cabal C, Hodgman JE. Cardiovascular changes in infants with beta-hemolytic streptococcus sepsis. Crit Care Med. 1990 Jul; 18(7):715-8. PMID: 2194746.
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      14. Walther FJ, Kim DH, Ebrahimi M, Siassi B. Pulsed Doppler measurement of left ventricular output as early predictor of symptomatic patent ductus arteriosus in very preterm infants. Biol Neonate. 1989; 56(3):121-8. PMID: 2804176.
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      15. DeVore GR, Siassi B, Platt LD. Fetal echocardiography. VIII. Aortic root dilatation--a marker for tetralogy of Fallot. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1988 Jul; 159(1):129-36. PMID: 3394732.
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      16. Siassi B. Normal and abnormal transitional circulation in the IUGR infant. Semin Perinatol. 1988 Jan; 12(1):80-3. PMID: 3375835.
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      17. Walther FJ, Wu PY, Siassi B. Cardiovascular changes in preterm infants nursed under radiant warmers. Pediatrics. 1987 Aug; 80(2):235-9. PMID: 3615094.
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      18. De Vore GR, Siassi B, Platt LD. Fetal echocardiography: the prenatal diagnosis of tricuspid atresia (type Ic) during the second trimester of pregnancy. J Clin Ultrasound. 1987 Jun; 15(5):317-24. PMID: 3149959.
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      19. DeVore GR, Horenstein J, Siassi B, Platt LD. Fetal echocardiography. VII. Doppler color flow mapping: a new technique for the diagnosis of congenital heart disease. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1987 May; 156(5):1054-64. PMID: 3578413.
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      20. Cabal LA, Larrazabal C, Ramanathan R, Durand M, Lewis D, Siassi B, Hodgman J. Effects of metaproterenol on pulmonary mechanics, oxygenation, and ventilation in infants with chronic lung disease. J Pediatr. 1987 Jan; 110(1):116-9. PMID: 3794869.
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      21. Walther FJ, Sims ME, Siassi B, Wu PY. Cardiac output changes secondary to theophylline therapy in preterm infants. J Pediatr. 1986 Nov; 109(5):874-6. PMID: 3772667.
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      22. Walther FJ, Siassi B, King J, Wu PY. Echocardiographic measurements in normal preterm and term neonates. Acta Paediatr Scand. 1986 Jul; 75(4):563-8. PMID: 3751552.
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      23. De Vore GR, Sarti DA, Siassi B, Horenstein J, Platt LD. Prenatal diagnosis of cardiovascular malformations in the fetus with situs inversus viscerum during the second trimester of pregnancy. J Clin Ultrasound. 1986 Jul-Aug; 14(6):454-7. PMID: 3091646.
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      24. Cabal LA, Larrazabal C, Siassi B. Hemodynamic variables in infants weighing less than 1000 grams. Clin Perinatol. 1986 Jun; 13(2):327-38. PMID: 3087674.
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      25. Walther FJ, Siassi B, King J, Wu PY. Blood flow in the ascending and descending aorta in term newborn infants. Early Hum Dev. 1986 Feb; 13(1):21-5. PMID: 3956419.
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      26. Walther FJ, Siassi B, Wu PY. Echocardiographic measurement of left ventricular stroke volume in newborn infants: a correlative study with pulsed Doppler and M-mode echocardiography. J Clin Ultrasound. 1986 Jan; 14(1):37-41. PMID: 3080484.
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      27. Walther FJ, Wu PY, Siassi B. Cardiac output changes in newborns with hyperbilirubinemia treated with phototherapy. Pediatrics. 1985 Dec; 76(6):918-21. PMID: 4069860.
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      28. Walther FJ, Siassi B, Ramadan NA, Wu PY. Cardiac output in newborn infants with transient myocardial dysfunction. J Pediatr. 1985 Nov; 107(5):781-5. PMID: 4056980.
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      29. Walther FJ, Siassi B, Ramadan NA, Ananda AK, Wu PY. Pulsed Doppler determinations of cardiac output in neonates: normal standards for clinical use. Pediatrics. 1985 Nov; 76(5):829-33. PMID: 2932675.
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      30. De Vore GR, Siassi B, Platt LD. Use of femur length as a means of assessing M-mode ventricular dimensions during second and third trimesters of pregnancy in normal fetus. J Clin Ultrasound. 1985 Nov-Dec; 13(9):619-25. PMID: 3935675.
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      31. DeVore GR, Siassi B, Platt LD. Fetal echocardiography. V. M-mode measurements of the aortic root and aortic valve in second- and third-trimester normal human fetuses. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1985 Jul 1; 152(5):543-50. PMID: 4014346.
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      32. Walther FJ, Siassi B, King J, Wu PY. Cardiac output in infants of insulin-dependent diabetic mothers. J Pediatr. 1985 Jul; 107(1):109-14. PMID: 4009327.
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      33. DeVore GR, Siassi B, Platt LD. The use of the abdominal circumference as a means of assessing M-mode ventricular dimensions during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy in the normal human fetus. J Ultrasound Med. 1985 Apr; 4(4):175-82. PMID: 3886924.
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      34. Cabal LA, Siassi B, Artal R, Gonzalez F, Hodgman J, Plajstek C. Cardiovascular and catecholamine changes after administration of pancuronium in distressed neonates. Pediatrics. 1985 Feb; 75(2):284-7. PMID: 3918294.
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      35. Walther FJ, Siassi B, King J, Wu PY. Normal values of aortic root measurements in neonates. Pediatr Cardiol. 1985; 6(2):61-3. PMID: 4059069.
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      36. DeVore GR, Siassi B, Platt LD. Fetal echocardiography. IV. M-mode assessment of ventricular size and contractility during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy in the normal fetus. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1984 Dec 15; 150(8):981-8. PMID: 6507536.
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      37. Platt LD, Devore GR, Benner P, Siassi B, Ralls PW, Mikity VG. Antenatal diagnosis of a fetal liver mass. J Ultrasound Med. 1983 Nov; 2(11):521-2. PMID: 6644875.
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      38. DeVore GR, Siassi B, Platt LD. Fetal echocardiography. III. The diagnosis of cardiac arrhythmias using real-time-directed M-mode ultrasound. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1983 Aug 1; 146(7):792-9. PMID: 6869451.
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      39. Miller FC, Read JA, Cabal L, Siassi B. Heart rate and blood pressure in infants of pre-eclamptic mothers during the first hour of life. Crit Care Med. 1983 Jul; 11(7):532-5. PMID: 6861501.
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      40. Waffarn F, Siassi B, Cabal LA, Schmidt PL. Effect of antenatal glucocorticoids on clinical closure of the ductus arteriosus. Am J Dis Child. 1983 Apr; 137(4):336-8. PMID: 6829513.
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      41. DeVore GR, Acherman RJ, Cabal LA, Siassi B, Bieniarz A, Platt LD. Hypoalbuminemia: the etiology of antenatally diagnosed pericardial effusion in rhesus-hemolytic anemia. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1982 Apr 15; 142(8):1056-7. PMID: 6803592.
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      42. Aryanpur-Kashani I, Mehranpur M, Paydar P, Yazdanyar A, Siassi B, Shakibi JG. A profile of heart disease in children in a developing country. Ann Trop Paediatr. 1981 Dec; 1(4):221-7. PMID: 6185073.
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      43. Cabal L, Hodgman J, Siassi B, Plajstek C. Factors affecting heated transcutaneous PO2 and unheated transcutaneous PO2 in preterm infants. Crit Care Med. 1981 Apr; 9(4):298-304. PMID: 6783369.
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      44. Kashani IA, Shakibi JG, Siassi B. Electrophysiologic effects of disopyramide in children. Jpn Heart J. 1980 Jul; 21(4):491-6. PMID: 7420732.
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      45. Kashani IA, Shakibi JG, Siassi B. Effect of verapamil on retrograde ventriculo-atrial conduction in children. Jpn Heart J. 1980 Jul; 21(4):485-90. PMID: 7420731.
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      46. Cabal LA, Devaskar U, Siassi B, Hodgman JE, Emmanouilides G. Cardiogenic shock associated with perinatal asphyxia in preterm infants. J Pediatr. 1980 Apr; 96(4):705-10. PMID: 7188961.
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      47. Cabal LA, Siassi B, Zanini B, Hodgman JE, Hon EE. Factors affecting heart rate variability in preterm infants. Pediatrics. 1980 Jan; 65(1):50-6. PMID: 7355036.
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      48. Siassi B, Wu PY, Li RK, Mondanlou H. Central venous pressure in preterm infants. Biol Neonate. 1980; 37(5-6):285-90. PMID: 7388082.
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      49. Cabal L, Devaskar S, Siassi B, Plajstek C, Waffarn F, Blanco C, Hodgman J. New endotracheal tube adaptor reducing cardiopulmonary effects of suctioning. Crit Care Med. 1979 Dec; 7(12):552-5. PMID: 509969.
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      50. Siassi B, Hodgman JE, Cabal L, Hon EH. Cardiac and respiratory activity in relation to gestation and sleep states in newborn infants. Pediatr Res. 1979 Oct; 13(10):1163-6. PMID: 503646.
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      51. Siassi B, Wu PY, Blanco C, Martin CB. Baroreceptor and chemoreceptor responses to umbilical cord occlusion in fetal lambs. Biol Neonate. 1979; 35(1-2):66-73. PMID: 420888.
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      52. Aryanpur I, Shakibi J, Yazdanyar A, Mehranpur M, Paydar M, Azar H, Motlagh FA, Tarbiat S, Siassi B. Closed versus open mitral commissurotomy in children with rheumatic mitral stenosis. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1978 Aug; 76(2):223-9. PMID: 682655.
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      53. Siassi B, Aryanpur I, Shakibi JG. Additional angiocardiograms for tetralogy of Fallot. Am Heart J. 1978 Jul; 96(1):135-6. PMID: 655105.
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      54. Shakibi JG, Aryanpur I, Nazarian I, Siassi B. Association of atrioventricular valve atresia with single ventricle, truncus arteriosus communis and transposition. A basic reorientation in the approach to the definition of congenital heart defects. Jpn Heart J. 1978 May; 19(3):346-57. PMID: 691270.
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      55. Shakibi JG, Rastan H, Nazarian I, Paydar M, Aryanpour I, Siassi B. Isolated unilateral absence of the pulmonary artery. Review of the world literature and guidelines for surgical repair. Jpn Heart J. 1978 May; 19(3):439-51. PMID: 691278.
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      56. Shakibi JG, Siassi B, Aryanpur I. Cardiovascular emergencies in pediatrics. Paediatrician. 1978; 7(4-5):199-21. PMID: 569269.
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      57. Shakibi JG, Safavian MH, Azar H, Siassi B. Surgical treatment of echinococcal cyst of the heart. Report of two cases and review of the world literature. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1977 Dec; 74(6):941-6. PMID: 336985.
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      58. Shakibi JG, Reyhani F, Siassi B, Aryanpur I, Paydar M. A morphometric study of the aortomitral valve apparatus in the embryonic and adult chicken heart. Implications on the developmental hypotheses of the transposition of the great arteries. Jpn Heart J. 1977 Sep; 18(5):690-5. PMID: 926313.
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      59. Aryanpur I, Paydar M, Shakibi JG, Siassi B, Yazdanyar A. Regression of pulmonary hypertension after mitral valve surgery in children. Operative management of rheumatic mitral valve disease. Chest. 1977 Mar; 71(3):354-60. PMID: 837749.
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      60. Shakibi JG, Aryanpur I, Paydar M, Yazdanyar A, Siassi B. The vectorcardiogram as an aid to diagnosis in left ventricular-right atrial communication. J Electrocardiol. 1977; 10(4):337-40. PMID: 915402.
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      61. Shakibi JG, Aryanpur I, Paydar M, Yazdanyar A, Siassi B. Simplified vectorcardiographic method for assessment of pulmonary arterial pressure in children with chronic rheumatic mitral valve disease. Jpn Heart J. 1976 Nov; 17(6):727-30. PMID: 1011365.
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      62. Modanlou H, Siassi B, Hon EH. Transient supraventricular tachycardia appearing at birth in a newborn. Diagnostic and prognostic considerations. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 1976 Aug; 15(8):740-2. PMID: 949888.
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      63. Emmanoulides GC, Thanopoulos B, Siassi B, Fishbein M. "Agenesis" of ductus arteriosus associated with the syndrome of tetralogy of Fallot and absent pulmonary valve. Am J Cardiol. 1976 Mar 4; 37(3):403-9. PMID: 1258771.
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      64. Siassi B, Blanco C, Cabal LA, Coran AG. Incidence and clinical features of patent ductus arteriosus in low-birthweight infants: a prospective analysis of 150 consecutively born infants. Pediatrics. 1976 Mar; 57(3):347-51. PMID: 1256945.
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      65. Shakibi JG, Aryanpur I, Paydar M, Reyhani F, Siassi B. Antiarrhythmic effect of hypertonic sodium bicarbonate and sodium chloride in ouabain-induced arrhythmias. Jpn Heart J. 1976 Jan; 17(1):54-60. PMID: 933348.
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      66. Shakibi JG, Siassi B, Aryanpur I, Paydar M. Prediction of pulmonary arterial pressures from electrovectorcardiographic data in pediatric patients with rheumatic mitral valve disease. J Electrocardiol. 1976; 9(1):29-34. PMID: 1245808.
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      67. Coran AG, Cabal L, Siassi B, Rosenkrantz JG. Surgical closure of patent ductus arteriosus in the premature infant with respiratory distress. J Pediatr Surg. 1975 Jun; 10(3):399-404. PMID: 1095712.
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      68. Martin CB, Siassi B, Hon EH. Fetal heart rate patterns and neonatal death in low birthweight infants. Obstet Gynecol. 1974 Oct; 44(4):503-10. PMID: 4413459.
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      69. Modanlou H, Yeh SY, Siassi B, Hon EH. Direct monitoring of arterial blood pressure in depressed and normal newborn infants during the first hour of life. J Pediatr. 1974 Oct; 85(4):553-9. PMID: 4443868.
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      70. Siassi F, Siassi B. Differential effects of protein-calorie restriction and subsequent repletion on neuronal and nonneuronal components of cerebral cortex in newborn rats. J Nutr. 1973 Nov; 103(11):1625-33. PMID: 4201670.
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      71. Tessler I, Li WI, Siassi B, Mulder DG. Prolonged use of membrane oxygenator to treat pulmonary insufficiency. Am Surg. 1972 Jun; 38(6):299-302. PMID: 5025307.
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      72. Moss AJ, Siassi B. The small atrial septal defect--operate or procrastinate? J Pediatr. 1971 Nov; 79(5):854-7. PMID: 4940409.
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      73. Goldberg SJ, Levy RA, Siassi B, Betten J. The effects of maternal hypoxia and hyperoxia upon the neonatal pulmonary vasculature. Pediatrics. 1971 Oct; 48(4):528-33. PMID: 5170983.
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      74. Siassi B, Moss AJ, Dooley RR. Clinical recognition of cor pulmonale in cystic fibrosis. J Pediatr. 1971 May; 78(5):794-805. PMID: 5581585.
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      75. Siassi B, Goldberg SJ, Emmanouilides GC, Higashino SM, Lewis E. Persistent pulmonary vascular obstruction in newborn infants. J Pediatr. 1971 Apr; 78(4):610-5. PMID: 5547817.
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      76. Siassi B, Klyman G, Emmanouilides GC. Hypoplasia of the abdominal aorta associated with the rubella syndrome. Am J Dis Child. 1970 Nov; 120(5):476-9. PMID: 5474759.
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      77. Moss AJ, Siassi B. Natural history of ventricular septal defect. Cardiovasc Clin. 1970; 2(1):139-54. PMID: 4938796.
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      78. Siassi B, Emmanouilides GC, Cleveland RJ, Hirose F. Patent ductus arteriosus complicating prolonged assisted ventilation in respiratory distress syndrome. J Pediatr. 1969 Jan; 74(1):11-9. PMID: 4882539.
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