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BACKGROUND We report neuropsychological and structural brain imaging assessments in children 16 years of age with d-transposition of the great arteries who underwent the arterial switch operation as infants. Children were randomly assigned to a vital organ support method, deep hypothermia with either total circulatory arrest or continuous low-flow(More)
Few data exist on the quality of life in children and adolescents with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs). The objective of this study was to determine whether anxiety, depression, family functioning, and quality of life are related to cardiac illness severity in pediatric patients with ICDs. The subjects were 20 patients (mean age 14.8 years;(More)
OBJECTIVE To test the feasibility and safety of a computer-based application designed to facilitate the healthy coping of children and their families who must contend with significant congenital heart disease (CHD). The application, called the Experience Journal (EJ), is a psychoeducational intervention based on a narrative model involving the sharing of(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of the study was to determine whether a history of physical or sexual abuse is more common in children with borderline personality disorder than in other children evaluated in the same outpatient psychiatric clinic. METHOD The authors contrasted rates of abuse in 44 children diagnosed with borderline personality disorder and in 100(More)
BACKGROUND Few data are available on the longitudinal psychological functioning of patients after pediatric heart transplantation. The objective of this study was to determine whether pre-transplant psychological functioning, post-transplant medical severity, and family functioning relate to the psychological functioning of pediatric patients after heart(More)
This study hypothesized that maternal adjustment, perceptions, and social support would better predict child adaptation to craniofacial disfigurement than medical severity. Mothers of 77 children (ages 6-12) completed the Child Behavior Checklist, Beck Depression Inventory, Spielberger Trait Anxiety Scale, Social Support Questionnaire Revised, and Parenting(More)
OBJECTIVE The goal of this study was to pilot a randomized controlled trial of OROS methylphenidate (OROS-MPH) to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) plus epilepsy. METHODS Thirty-three patients, 6-18years of age, taking antiepileptic drugs and with a last seizure 1-60months prior were assigned to a maximum daily dose of 18, 36, or 54mg(More)
BACKGROUND Minimal access incisions for pediatric cardiac surgery have been reported to hasten postoperative recovery. This prospective study compared recovery after a minimum versus full-length sternotomy for repair of atrial septal defects in children. METHODS We studied 35 children undergoing atrial septal defect repair using a full-length sternotomy(More)
The objective of the present investigation was to evaluate the factor structure of the Children's Depression Inventory (CDI) in adolescents with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) to better understand the CDI's psychometric properties in a medically complicated population. An exploratory factor analysis was performed on CDI data collected from a clinical(More)