Alisa Hawley

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  • Journal of child health care : for professionals…
  • 2001
Oesophageal atresia (OA) is a congenital anomaly in which the oesophagus ends in a blind upper pouch. Specialised family-centred nursing care is required for the neonate/infant with 'long-gap' OA. Goals of preoperative nursing care focus on prevention of aspiration, optimising nutrition and thus growth of the baby and supporting parents. Primary repair is(More)
BACKGROUND Long-gap oesophageal atresia (LGOA) causes significant early and long-term morbidity. We conducted a retrospective 25-year review comparing outcomes of delayed primary anastomosis versus oesophageal replacement with greater curvature gastric tube. METHODS Records of 44 consecutive patients undergoing LGOA repair (1986-2010) were obtained from(More)
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