Christopher Loren Jenks

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Respiratory function during speaking and singing was investigated in six male professional country singers. Function was studied using magnetometers to transduce anteroposterior diameter changes of the rib cage and abdomen while subjects performed various respiratory maneuvers, speaking activities, and singing activities. Results indicated that respiratory(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe a relatively rare hypersentivity reaction with pulmonary manifestations in a pediatric patient. DATA SOURCES Electronic medical records. STUDY SELECTION Patient treatment in the pediatric critical care unit. DATA EXTRACTION AND SYNTHESIS Electronic medical records. CONCLUSIONS Eosinophilic pneumonias are rare in the pediatric(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine if a non-invasive, repeatable test can be used to predict neurodevelopmental outcomes in patients with congenital heart disease. METHODS This was a prospective study of pediatric patients less than two months of age undergoing congenital heart surgery at the Children's Health Children's Medical Center at Dallas. Multichannel(More)
Extracorporeal life support is a modified form of cardiopulmonary bypass. Experience in extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) has come largely from the neonatal population. Most centers have transitioned the ECMO pumps from roller pumps to centrifugal technology. Modes of support include venovenous for respiratory support and venoarterial for cardiac(More)
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a form of advanced cardiorespiratory support provided to critically ill patients with severe respiratory or cardiovascular failure. While children undergoing ECMO therapy have significant risk for neurological morbidity, currently there is a lack of reliable bedside tool to detect the neurologic events for(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate risk factors for hemolysis in pediatric extracorporeal life support. DESIGN Retrospective, single-center study. SETTING Pediatric intensive care unit. PATIENTS Two hundred thirty-six children who received extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. INTERVENTIONS None. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS Risk factors for hemolysis were(More)
Although the optimal ventilation strategy is unknown for patients placed on extracorporeal support, there are increasing reports of extubation being used. Our objective is to describe the change in ventilation strategies and use of tracheostomy and bronchoscopy practices among extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) centers across the world. A(More)