Annette L. Baker

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Papilloedema is not always an adequate predictor of potential complications from lumbar puncture, and many clinicians are using computed tomography (CT) before lumbar puncture in an effort to identify more accurately the "at risk" patient. This paper identifies the following anatomical criteria defined by CT scanning that correlate with unequal pressures(More)
Aneurysms of the vascular wall represent a final common pathway for a number of inflammatory processes, including atherosclerosis and idiopathic vasculitis syndromes. Kawasaki disease (KD) is an acute, self-limited vasculitis in children and the leading cause of acquired coronary artery aneurysms. We sought to identify shared molecular mechanisms of(More)
BACKGROUND The natural history of coronary artery aneurysms (CAA) after intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) treatment in the United States is not well described. We describe the natural history of CAA in US Kawasaki disease (KD) patients and identify factors associated with major adverse cardiac events (MACE) and CAA regression. METHODS AND RESULTS We(More)
12 released the report of its Expert Panel on Integrated Guidelines for Cardiovascular Risk Reduction. The evidence was reviewed and graded in the full document (Ͼ400 pages), and recommendations were made on a broad range of relevant topics. The most controversial aspect of this report by far seems to be the guidelines for lipid screening and treatment in(More)
Background Myocardial damage in myocarditis is mediated , in part, by immunological mechanisms. High-dose intravenous y-globulin (IVIG) is an immunomodulatory agent that is beneficial in myocarditis secondary to Kawasaki disease, as well as in murine myocarditis. Since 1990, the routine management of presumed acute myocarditis at Children's Hospital ,(More)
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