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BACKGROUND Despite randomized controlled trials and meta-analyses, it remains unclear whether laparoscopic pyloromyotomy (LP) carries a higher risk of incomplete pyloromyotomy and mucosal perforation compared with open pyloromyotomy (OP). METHODS Multicenter study of all pyloromyotomies (May 2007-December 2010) at nine high-volume institutions. The effect(More)
BACKGROUND Partial splenectomy is utilized selectively in children with hereditary spherocytosis (HS) to decrease hemolysis while maintaining immunity. Our aim was to compare outcomes between laparoscopic total splenectomy (LTS) and laparoscopic partial splenectomy (LPS). METHODS After obtaining institutional review board approval, we reviewed the records(More)
Our objective was to determine the accuracy of laparoscopic evaluation to detect a contralateral patent processus vaginalis (CPPV) at initial presentation for inguinal hernia (IH) repair and the rate of CPPV relative to age, sex, and initial hernia side. We performed a 5-year retrospective review of 1580 pediatric patients with unilateral IH in which(More)
This study assessed the reproducibility of performance and selected metabolic variables during a variable high-intensity endurance cycling test. 8 trained male cyclists (age: 35.9 ± 7.7 years, maximal oxygen uptake: 54.3 ± 3.9 mL·kg - 1·min - 1) completed 4 high-intensity cycling tests, performed in consecutive weeks. The protocol comprised: 20 min of(More)
On rare occasions, uterine fibroids complicate pregnancy. More commonly, fibroids exert a mass effect that either prevents implantation of an egg or becomes problematic as a fetus grows. Less frequently, pregnancies are affected by fibroid herniation through a fascial defect. Several publications describing herniation of pedunculated fibroids exist, two of(More)
Trauma laparotomy is the most commonly performed procedure in the acute care setting. As current practice, removed specimens are sent for histological examination. A retrospective review of all trauma laparotomies with specimens removed and sent to pathology during a 12-month period was performed in a Level I trauma center. One hundred five procedures of(More)
BACKGROUND Single-incision pediatric endosurgery (SIPES) allows operation through one access site, eliminating the multiple sites traditionally used. There are few large series evaluating the versatility of SIPES. The purpose of this study is to review a 5-year single-institution experience with routine SIPES use. PATIENTS AND METHODS This is an(More)
Video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) has been traditionally performed by a multi-port approach, but uniportal VATS is gaining popularity among thoracic surgeons. The use of only one intercostal space may result in less pain, but competition among camera and operating instruments may be a disadvantage. In children, the limited space in the thorax makes the(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopy offers many benefits to splenectomy, such as reduced incisional pain and shortened hospital duration. The purpose of this study is to evaluate procedural and outcome differences between multiport (MP) and reduced port (RP) splenectomy when utilized to treat children. PATIENTS AND METHODS An institutional review board approved(More)
BACKGROUND Tracheal disruption secondary to blunt force occurs infrequently. Most individuals suffering such an injury die before arriving at a hospital. Diagnosis for those who do present alive is often delayed, as signs and symptoms typically do not match the severity of injury. OBJECTIVE The objectives of this case report are to present a unique(More)