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BACKGROUND The transition from pediatric to adult health care can be challenging for adolescents with chronic illnesses. As a result, many adolescents are unable to transfer to adult health care successfully. Adequate measurement of transition readiness and transfer satisfaction with disease management is necessary in order to determine areas to target for(More)
Primary hyperparathyroidism is rare in children. This report describes a 15-year-old boy who had an intrathymic chief cell adenoma. The literature related to this condition in neonates and children is reviewed. Neonatal hyperparathyroidism differs from hyperparathyroidism in children. The severity of symptoms and osseous lesions, genetic inheritance in(More)
We report the results of a Phase I/II dose escalation study to determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of cyclophosphamide when combined with lenalidomide and dexamethasone in relapsed/refractory myeloma. Thirty-one patients were enrolled in cohorts of 3, at five dose levels of cyclophosphamide to a maximum of 700 mg on days 1 and 8 of a 28-d cycle.(More)
Objective The aim was to evaluate the prevalence of postpartum complications, including depression, in new mothers who had juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) and to assess whether these differ from mothers who never had JIA. Methods Our cohort study used data from physician billing and hospitalizations covering Quebec, Canada. We identified females with(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether children born to women who had juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) had more adverse birth outcomes than children born to mothers who never had JIA. METHODS Our cohort study used data from physician billing and hospitalizations covering the province of Quebec, Canada. We identified all women with JIA with a first-time birth(More)