Barry W Heath

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The syndrome of hereditary hyperparathyroidism and jaw tumors (HPT-JT) is characterized by inheritance, in an autosomal dominant pattern, of recurrent parathyroid adenomas, fibro-osseous tumors of the mandible and/or maxilla, Wilms tumor, and parathyroid carcinoma. This syndrome is clinically and genetically distinct from other endocrine neoplasia syndromes(More)
OBJECTIVE As a consequence of evolving medical practice, the epidemiology of potentially life-threatening upper airway infections is changing. We report our experience over 9 years with viral croup, epiglottitis, and bacterial tracheitis. PATIENTS AND METHODS We studied a retrospective case series of patients admitted to Vermont Children's Hospital with(More)
BACKGROUND Social network methods have improved our understanding of sexually transmitted disease transmission dynamics, and may be of use in routine field operations for partner notification. GOAL To augment traditional syphilis-control activities with social network methods in an Atlanta area with high syphilis morbidity. STUDY DESIGN Disease(More)
The primary aim of this phase 1 study was to determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) and evaluate the safety of nifurtimox alone and in combination with cyclophosphamide and topotecan in multiple relapsed/refractory neuroblastoma pediatric patients. The secondary aim was to evaluate the pharmacokinetics of nifurtimox and the treatment response. To these(More)
OBJECTIVE A disparity in access to health care exists between rural and urban areas. Although 21% of children in the United States live in rural areas, only 3% of pediatric intensivists practice in rural areas. In an attempt to address this issue, we implemented a program of pediatric critical care telemedicine consultations in rural emergency departments(More)
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in skiing and snowboarding. Although previous studies have advocated the use of a helmet to reduce the incidence of TBI, only a minority of skiers and snowboarders wear helmets. The low use of helmets may be partially due to controversy regarding their(More)
OBJECTIVE Although the frequency of pediatric office medical emergencies has been investigated in a retrospective manner, there have been no prospective studies. We examined how often pediatricians in a small rural state encountered medical emergencies in the office setting. This study included an in-office educational program and the donation of(More)
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