Donald E. Lighter

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BACKGROUND Requested project of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America Evidenced-Based Medicine Committee. METHODS The English literature was systematically reviewed for scientific evidence supporting or disputing the common practice of elective removal of implants in children. RESULTS Several case series reported implant removal, but none(More)
Computer hardware has been implicated as a potential reservoir for infectious agents. Leaders of a 22-hospital system, which spans North America and serves pediatric patients with orthopedic or severe burns, sought to develop recommendations for the cleaning and disinfection of computer hardware within its myriad patient care venues. A task force comprising(More)
PURPOSE Although frequently used in pediatric rehabilitation settings, the WeeFIM has not been tested in surgical pediatric orthopaedic patients. METHODS The WeeFIM was administered to patients with surgical cerebral palsy at defined intervals preoperatively and at both 6 and 12 months postoperatively. The age-adjusted change scores from baseline to(More)
OBJECTIVE Build a quality improvement (QI) intervention to improve communication between a children's specialty hospital and referring primary care providers (PCPs). METHODS A network of charitable children's hospitals identified improving communication as a systemwide goal. At one model hospital, we used qualitative telephone interviewing of hospital(More)