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Numerous systems are reported for grading the clinical condition of patients following subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). The literature was reviewed for articles pertaining to the grading of such patients, including publications on the Hunt and Hess Scale, Fisher Scale, Glasgow Coma Score (GCS), and World Federation of Neurological Surgeons Scale. This article(More)
As the prognosis for children and adolescents with cancer improves, we must reconsider how we will provide care to the adolescents and young adults who have survived these conditions. On the premise that the global needs of adults are best served by health care obtained in the adult health-care system, the case is made for transition from pediatric to(More)
BACKGROUND Eating disorders in children and adolescents remain a serious cause of morbidity and mortality in children, adolescents, and young adults. The working knowledge of pathophysiology, recognition, and management of eating disorders continues to evolve as research in this field continues. OBJECTIVES This article builds on previous background and(More)
OBJECTIVE Many patients undergoing lumbar spine fusion are overweight or obese. The relationship between body habitus and outcome after lumbar spine fusion surgery is not well defined. METHODS We analyzed a prospectively maintained database of self-reported pain and quality of life measures, including Visual Analog Scale pain score, Short Form 36, and(More)
As many more young people with chronic health conditions survive well into adulthood, transition of affected young people from paediatric to adult health care is increasingly becoming the expected standard of care. Despite this, there is still little objective or long-term evidence to guide the development or deployment of developmentally appropriate(More)
OBJECTIVE Lumbar spinal stenosis and spondylosis are major causes of morbidity among the elderly. Surgical decompression is an effective treatment, but many elderly patients are not considered as candidates for surgery based on age or comorbidities. Minimally invasive surgical techniques have recently been developed and used successfully for the treatment(More)
Nonautologous material is commonly used for dural grafting. Although good results have been reported with the use of some of these materials in cranial surgery, there is a paucity of information regarding their use in craniocervical decompressive surgery. We report three cases of patients with Chiari malformation type I who experienced recurrent or(More)
OBJECT In this study the authors analyzed the relationship of intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) to in-hospital complications and clinical outcome in a large population of patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). METHODS Data from 3539 patients with aneurysmal SAH were evaluated, and these data were obtained from four prospective,(More)
PURPOSE To determine the distribution of eating disorders (ED) in children and adolescents comparing the fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) to the proposed fifth edition DSM criteria. METHODS A total of 215 consecutive patients (15.4 ± 3.3 years) presenting for initial ED evaluation to adolescent medicine physicians from six(More)