Charles R Hong

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In this retrospective study, the TRISS method of trauma care analysis is used to compare trauma care at the Hamilton General Hospital (HGH) and the Ottawa Civic Hospital (OCH) with the standards reported in the Major Trauma Outcome Study (MTOS). A total of 274 adult patients with multiple-system injuries were studied; their demographic data, Trauma Scores(More)
BACKGROUND Firearm-related injuries are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in children. To determine current trends and assess avenues for future interventions, we examined the epidemiology and outcome of pediatric firearm injuries managed at our region's two major pediatric trauma centers. METHODS Following institutional review board(More)
Management of pediatric intestinal failure has evolved in recent decades, with improved survival since the advent of specialized multidisciplinary intestinal failure centers. Though sepsis and intestinal failure associated liver disease still contribute to mortality, we now have growing data on the long-term outcomes for this population. While intestinal(More)
PURPOSE Small bowel length is the most reliable predictor of enteral independence in pediatric short bowel syndrome. Retrospectively measured bowel lengths on upper GI with small bowel follow-through (UGI/SBFT) were compared to operative measurements. METHODS A pediatric radiologist and surgical trainees blinded to operative measurements retrospectively(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to determine the early impact of American College of Surgeons (ACS)-level-1 verification at an established pediatric trauma center. METHODS Following IRB approval, we conducted a retrospective review of all trauma patients treated at a level-1 state-designated pediatric trauma center, comparing 2years before(More)
BACKGROUND Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women in Cambodia, a low income country in SouthEast Asia. The Sihanouk Hospital Centre of Hope (SHCH) is a charity hospital set up by an international nongovernmental organisation, HOPE Worldwide. In 2008, SHCH partnered with AmeriCares, a global health organisation to set up and deliver a breast(More)
PURPOSE This study characterizes neurodevelopmental outcomes and healthcare needs of extremely low birth weight (ELBW) survivors of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) compared to ELBW infants without NEC. METHODS Data were collected prospectively on neonates born 22-27weeks' gestation or 401-1000g at 47 Vermont Oxford Network member centers from 1999 to(More)
BACKGROUND Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is classically a disease of prematurity, with less reported regarding morbidity and mortality of this disease among other infants. METHODS Data were prospectively collected from 2009 to 2015 at 252 Vermont Oxford Network member centers on neonates with birth weight>2500g admitted to a participating NICU within(More)
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