Clinical Focus

  • Pediatric Hospital Medicine

Academic Appointments

Professional Education

  • Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatrics (2023)
  • Residency: Maimonides Medical Center Pediatric Residency (2023) NY
  • Medical Education: Dnipro State Medical University of Ukraine (2015) Ukraine

All Publications

  • Fatal Arrhythmic Complications of Multisystemic Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C) in a Pediatric Patient. Cureus Oragui, C. C., Dilibe, A. 2024; 16 (5): e60927


    In 2019, the emergence of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) virus triggered a global pandemic, reminiscent of the magnitude witnessed during the flu pandemic of 1918. Initially, children often presented with either asymptomatic or mild upper respiratory tract infection symptoms. However, in the post-acute phase, a distinct syndrome affecting multiple organ systems emerged, sharing similarities with Kawasaki's disease. This syndrome was later classified as multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) by the Pediatric Intensive Care Society in April 2020. Notably, cardiac manifestations and complications associated with COVID-19 constitute a significant source of morbidity and mortality, characterized by left ventricular dysfunction, cardiac conduction abnormalities, and arrhythmias. Although cases of arrhythmias with MIS-C are rare in the literature, we present a unique case involving a 14-year-old without known cardiac risk factors who presented with conduction abnormalities and fatal arrhythmias secondary to MIS-C.

    View details for DOI 10.7759/cureus.60927

    View details for PubMedID 38784686

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  • Pediatric Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis and COVID-19 Infection: Case Report. Clinical pediatrics Oragui, C., Gonzalez, L., Agha, R. 2023; 62 (12): 1461-1464

    View details for DOI 10.1177/00099228231161024

    View details for PubMedID 36919824

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  • Cardiovascular Manifestations of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) Associated With COVID-19. Cureus Oragui, C. C. 2023; 15 (7): e41950


    Since 2019, the global pandemic caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, also known as COVID-19, has dramatically affected every aspect of health and society. With wide-ranging socio-economic ramifications and the morbidity/mortality associated with the disease, a lot of research has been done on this disease. With recent surges and new variants of the COVID-19 virus, we must have regularly updated information on this disease to effectively manage this disease and to maximize outcomes for patients. Worldwide data, so far, has suggested that children have milder or asymptomatic acute infectious phase, most often presenting with mild upper respiratory infection (URI) symptoms compared to the adult population. However, in the post-acute phase, it was observed that children presented with a syndrome that strongly resembled Kawasaki's disease (KD), and like in KD, they could potentially develop severe life-threatening complications. The significant difference between KD and this syndrome is the association with COVID-19 infection. This syndrome was observed to affect almost all organ systems including cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, and integumentary and was later named multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) by the Pediatric Intensive Care Society in April 2020. The cardiovascular manifestations of this clinical entity have been associated with significant morbidity and mortality. This review is an attempt to give consolidated information from the studies done so far about the cardiac changes that occur from SARS-CoV-2 infection/MIS-C.

    View details for DOI 10.7759/cureus.41950

    View details for PubMedID 37588330

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