Daniela M Cohen

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During embryogenesis, the lateral cortical stream (LCS) emerges from the corticostriatal border (CSB), the boundary between the developing cerebral cortex and striatum. The LCS is comprised of a mix of pallial- and subpallial-derived neural progenitor cells that migrate to the developing structures of the basal telencephalon, most notably the piriform(More)
BACKGROUND There is no information on the effects of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) on growth and puberty in children. We examined growth and growth hormone secretion in 4 children treated with SSRIs for various psychiatric disorders. DESIGN Case study. PARTICIPANTS Four children (3 boys) aged 11.6 to 13.7 years with(More)
The evolution of more sophisticated imaging techniques has initiated a renewed interest in stereotactic devices, methods, and applications. The Brown-Roberts-Wells instrument was available to us early in its prototype stage, and this report reviews the first 500 cases using the system at the University of Southern California Medical Center Hospitals.(More)
To determine the effects of ischemia and reperfusion on myocardial perfused capillary density, rat hearts were excised, kept ischemic for thirty minutes then reperfused with blood from a support animal. Control hearts were isolated and perfused for either 10 or 60 minutes before injection of a vascular marker (Monastral Blue-blood mixture, 30 sec at 100(More)
Aprotinin is widely used to prevent bleeding and reduce blood transfusions after open heart surgical procedures. Because it is a foreign protein, aprotinin has allergenic potential. We report a case of near-fatal anaphylactic reaction to primary aprotinin exposure in a child successfully treated using cardiopulmonary bypass support. The possibility of an(More)
Cystic hygromas are relatively uncommon benign tumors of the lymphatic system. The lesions frequently are apparent at birth, and more than 90% are detected before the end of the second year of life. Most commonly, cystic hygroma presents as a soft tissue mass in the posterior triangle of the neck, and only rarely does it extend into the mediastinum.(More)
Ten patients with coronary artery fistulae were identified from records at Columbus Children's Hospital between 1974 and 1993. Clinical presentations of patients were quite variable, from 1 day to 20 years of age. Symptoms ranged from none to severe cardiorespiratory failure requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Long term follow-up revealed one(More)
OBJECTIVE The goal was to evaluate the impact of cerebrospinal fluid enterovirus polymerase chain reaction testing on the length of hospitalization and the duration of antibiotic use for infants < or = 90 days of age with suspected aseptic meningitis. METHODS This retrospective cohort study was conducted at an urban, tertiary-care children's hospital.(More)
An applicator for heating the prostate gland using a transurethral approach is described. This technique uses three microwave antennas and a thermometry sensor attached to the outer surface of a balloon (Foley) type urological catheter. Each microwave antenna also includes a built-in thermistor to control temperature and balance power. The balloon catheter(More)
In a nested case-control study of 478 infants < or =90 days of age, one-third of infants undergoing cerebrospinal fluid herpes simplex virus (HSV) testing by polymerase chain reaction were >28 days of age. Recognized factors, such as mode of delivery, were not associated with HSV testing. The factors currently used by physicians in the decision to order(More)