Cristie J Becker

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PURPOSE To evaluate prospectively the use of peripherally inserted central catheters in a large pediatric population. MATERIALS AND METHODS During a 3-year period, data were collected prospectively on 523 consecutive attempts to place peripherally inserted central catheters in children. Patients underwent radiologically guided placement because attempts(More)
The presentation to the Department of Pediatric Otolaryngology at the Children's Hospital of Michigan of a series of patients with sensorineural hearing loss and enlargement of the vestibular aqueduct prompted exploratory tympanotomy in three patients (two unilateral and one bilateral), for a total of four ears. These explorations were prompted by(More)
To study the cardiac effects of progressive hypoxemia, we measured the left ventricular end-systolic pressure-volume relation (ESPVR), myocardial oxygen consumption (MVO2), and myocardial oxygen delivery (MQO2) in eight thoracotomized dogs anesthetized with fentanyl and droperidol. We specifically looked for evidence of oxygen supply limitation of MVO2 and(More)
This study evaluates iohexol as a contrast agent in the gastrointestinal tract in children. In the first part of the study, iohexol in concentrations of 180 and 300 mg l/ml was compared in double-blind manner with barium. Sixty-four patients were studied. No significant difference in changes of blood pressure and pulse rate was found between the three(More)
A prospective investigation on the short-term effects of various sedation regimens on 549 nonhospitalized magnetic resonance (MR) patients was performed. The drugs evaluated were chloral hydrate, pentobarbital, midazolam, and diazepam (fentanyl was used for enhancement after any of these drugs). The overall safety and efficacy were quite good with all the(More)
OBJECTIVE/HYPOTHESIS To quantitatively evaluate the long-term impact of sinus surgery on paranasal sinus development in the pediatric patient. STUDY DESIGN Longitudinal review of eight pediatric patients treated with unilateral sinus surgery for periorbital or orbital cellulitis with an average follow-up of 6.9 years. Control subjects consisted of two(More)
A 9-year-old child presented with right eye swelling and bluish discoloration over the periorbital region. MR and CT displayed prominent vessels within the orbit and in the facial region, suggesting a carotid-cavernous fistula. Doppler ultrasound indicated the vascular engorgement was not secondary to a proximal arteriovenous shunt. Arteriography with its(More)
We present a case of duplication of the pituitary gland with associated clefts of the hard palate and body of the sphenoid and a midline palatine dermoid. This is an extremely rare malformation with only six previous case reports in the literature. Imaging findings are discussed and literature reviewed for possible morphogenesis, including its association(More)