Bradley M. Rodgers

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Chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) is a rare inherited disorder in which neutrophils do not appropriately generate cytotoxic superoxide anion, the respiratory burst, in response to invading bacteria or fungi as a part of normal host defence. We report the case of a child with CGD who had two abdominal wall abscesses caused by Paecilomyces lilacinus, an(More)
In a series of 61 infants who had congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) treated at our center from 1978 through 1996, 37 of 59 (61%) survived the perioperative period with two infants lost to follow-up. Nine (47%) of 19 infants survived before the introduction of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) into our region in 1986. Since 1986, 28 (70%) of 40(More)
Of the various anatomical types of atresia, that of esophageal atresia and double fistula is said to be the least common. In most series, frequency is less than 1%. Seventy-eight patients with esophageal atresia were treated at the University of Virginia Medical Center between 1955 and 1983. Six of them had esophageal atresia and double fistula, and in 5 of(More)
Progressive encephalopathy with characteristic clinical features and electroencephalographic findings has been reported many times in adult patients treated with maintenance hemodialysis. Two children with chronic renal failure developed a similar encephalopathy prior to their second birthdays and before the initiation of dialysis. Both children required(More)
Ventral anomalies of accessory pulmonary tissue have been classified as "bronchopulmonary foregut malformations." Between July 1, 1981, and May 31, 1985, 10 children with bronchopulmonary malformations have been cared for on the Pediatric Surgical Service at the University of Virginia. Six patients had bronchogenic cysts, one in an extrathoracic location(More)
Chylopericardium is a rare entity that may be congenital in origin or secondary to surgical trauma, mediastinal lymphangiomas-hygromas, or radiation. Current treatment progresses from dietary medium-chain triglycerides and pericardiocentesis, to pericardial drainage, to thoracotomy with pericardiectomy and thoracic duct ligation. Between January 1986 and(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to analyze the experience with peritoneal dialysis (PD) at a high-volume, single center institution that supports a rural population. METHODS From 2000 to 2010, 88 children (median age: 1.98 years, [range: 2 days-20.2 years]) received 134 PD catheters for the management of acute and chronic renal failure. The primary(More)
Chylothorax, a potentially lethal disorder that may cause profound respiratory, nutritional, and immunologic complications, has become increasingly common in recent years. Medical therapy has been found to have a significant failure rate. Therefore, surgical treatment of complicated chylothorax has become a mainstay of care. Between 1987 and 1993, ten(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE This report reviews our experience using peritoneal drainage (PD) as initial therapy for intestinal perforation in premature infants with and without necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). METHODS A chart review was conducted of 18 consecutive premature infants who underwent PD for intestinal perforation from 1995 to 1998. Infants were(More)