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Craniofacial skeletal defects are most optimally reconstructed with vascularized autogenous bone. There are two methods of achieving such a vascularized osseous reconstruction: microvascular bone transfers and pedicled osseous flaps. Although microvascular composite grafts allow a greater quantity and variety of bone to be moved to the reconstructive site,(More)
We hypothesized that subclinical cardiac injury in the peri-transplant period is more frequent than currently appreciated in children and young adults. We performed echocardiographic screening on 227 consecutive patients prior to hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), and 7, 30 and 100 days after transplant. We measured cardiac biomarkers cardiac(More)
Congestive heart failure and subclinical left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD) affect long-term survivors of hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT). Echocardiographic measurements of global longitudinal and circumferential strain have shown promise in identifying subclinical LVSD in cancer survivors. We analyzed echocardiograms in 95 children and(More)
This study assessed the influence of estrogen (E2) on muscle damage biomarkers [skeletal muscle - creatine kinase (CK); cardiac muscle - CK-MB] responses to prolonged aerobic exercise. Eumenorrheic women (n=10) who were physically active completed two 60-minute treadmill running sessions at ∼60-65% maximal intensity during low E2 (midfollicular menstrual(More)
Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 (MEN 2) is a rare syndrome of medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) with pheochromocytoma and/or primary hyperparathyroidism (PHP), usually due to multigland hyperplasia. MEN 2 is associated with several RET protooncogene mutations. A 61-year-old woman with a family history of RET-positive MTC presented with a solitary(More)
Myeloablative conditioning regimens for hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) are known to affect endocrine function, but little is known regarding reduced intensity conditioning (RIC) regimens. We retrospectively reviewed 114 children and young adults after single RIC HSCT. The analysis was grouped by age (<2 and ⩾2 years) and diagnosis (hemophagocytic(More)
Hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) patients infected with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) have been reported as having complicated clinical courses and may progress from mild upper airway congestion to lower respiratory tract symptoms with increased morbidity such as airflow obstruction or death. No proven treatment exists for RSV infection in this(More)
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