Anthony Stallion

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Aortic aneurysms in infants and children are quite rare. The use of umbilical artery catheters in the management of critically ill neonates has been associated with infection and subsequent aneurysm formation. There have been 46 cases reported (including our own); most of the aneurysms have been located in the abdominal aorta and have displayed saccular(More)
Myocarditis is an inflammatory disease of the myocardium with a variety of causes. It is potentially reversible, and has been treated successfully with extracorporeal life support (ECLS). With increasing severity, myocarditis results in significant damage to myocardial cells. Dystrophic calcification of the myocardium may occur, serving as a marker of(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Multisystem organ failure (MSOF) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the critically ill patient. Animal models of endotoxin-induced sepsis were used to develop therapeutic regimens, which thus far have failed in clinical trials. Because multiple etiologies of MSOF affect the intestine, the authors hypothesized that during(More)
The anabolic beta 2-agonist cimaterol was used in conjunction with supplemental nutrition to reverse cancer-induced cachexia and malnutrition in tumor-bearing rats. Cimaterol was administered to tumor-bearing rats receiving total parenteral nutrition or enteral nutrition for 10 days, beginning 2 weeks after subcutaneous transplantation of methylcholanthrene(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the accuracy of helical computed tomography (CT) for the diagnosis of appendicitis in children and to assess the utility of CT in establishing alternative diagnoses. MATERIALS AND METHODS The medical records of 154 children (median age, 12 years; age range, 1-20 years) who were suspected to have appendicitis and who underwent CT were(More)
PURPOSE To compare negative appendectomy and perforation rates in children who underwent ultrasonography (US), computed tomography (CT), or no imaging before urgent appendectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS All children who underwent urgent appendectomy during a 4(1/2)-year period were identified in a surgical billing database. Pathology reports were coded as(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to compare the diagnostic accuracy of graded compression sonography with that of helical CT for the diagnosis of appendicitis in a pediatric and young adult population. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Between June 1996 and April 1999, 386 pediatric and young adult patients with suspected appendicitis were examined using(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Ileal pouch anal anastomosis (IPAA) offers many pediatric patients a surgical cure for mucosal ulcerative colitis (MUC) with preservation of anal continence. However, some patients incur serious problems after surgery including chronic pouchitis and pouch failure. The goal of this study is to identify clinical and pathologic factors that(More)
BACKGROUND To compare the effectiveness of the Injury Severity Score (ISS) and New Injury Severity Score (NISS) in predicting mortality in pediatric trauma patients. METHODS NISS, the sum of the squares of a patient's three highest Abbreviated Injury Scale scores (regardless of body region), were calculated for 9,151 patients treated at four regional(More)