Bridget A. Stewart

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The Registry provides information about 904 children with biliary atresia from more than 100 institutions. There was a 1.4 to 1 female predominance; racial distribution was 62% caucasian, 20% black, 11% Hispanic, 4.2% asian, and 1.5% American Indian. Eight hundred sixteen (90%) underwent corrective surgery (median age at operation, 69 days).(More)
Analyses of bile bilirubin during the first month after Kasai operations, and of the liver biopsies obtained at the time of initial surgery, were done in 67 patients with biliary atresia. Bilirubin excretion (milligrams per day) was determined as the product of the bile volume and its concentration. Operative liver biopsies were evaluated for fibrosis, bile(More)
Duplication of medical testing results in a financial burden to the healthcare system. Authors undertook a retrospective review of duplicate testing on patients receiving coordinated care across two institutions, each with its own electronic medical record system. In order to determine whether duplicate testing occurred and if such testing was clinically(More)
Anatomical abnormalities of the small bowel that cause intestinal stagnation result in bacterial overgrowth and a blind loop syndrome (BLS). Bacterial breakdown of bile salts and deamination of protein lead to malabsorption, steatorrhea, and fat-soluble vitamin deficiencies. Four children developed BLS as a complication of necrotizing enterocolitis, jejunal(More)
To assess the respective morbidity of the Kasai operation and liver transplantation in treating biliary atresia from the perspective of the referring institution, we analyzed the clinical course of 43 consecutive patients hospitalized at our institution from October 1980 to December 1985. Morbidity was arbitrarily defined as complications that required(More)
Jaundice in the pediatric patient requires prompt and directed evaluation. This dictum is highlighted in infants with biliary atresia, in whom the progressive sclerosing process results in complete obliteration of patent but microscopic hilar biliary structures by 4 months of age. Kasai's operation, if done before that time, will re-establish bile drainage(More)
The objective of this study was to determine the concentration of Zinc (Zn), Copper (Cu) and Manganese (Mn) in hepatic tissue from extrahepatic biliary atresia (EHBA). Liver biopsy samples were obtained at time of portoenterostomy from 49 infants ages 1.1 to 20.7 months (median 2.1) with EHBA. Samples were dry ashed and analyzed by flame (Zn) or flameless(More)
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