Edward A. Harrison

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PURPOSE The study surveyed adolescents in juvenile detention facilities to determine the incidence of health risk behaviors. METHODS A modified version of the United States Centers for Disease Control Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System was administered to 1801 minors at 39 facilities in the United States. RESULTS Risky behavior begins early, the(More)
The optimal surgical care of patients with imperforate anus begins with appropriate decision making in the critical newborn period. In most cases the decision to create a colostomy should be delayed until the infant is 18 to 24 hours old. Except in cases of a rectoperineal fistula, most neonates are best treated with a completely divided left-lower-quadrant(More)
BACKGROUND Use of the sitting position for neurosurgery is controversial. The main concern is the risk of venous air embolus (VAE) and its sequelae. METHODS The paediatric neurosurgeons at our institution routinely use the sitting position for posterior fossa and pineal surgery, and a retrospective audit of the incidence of VAE from 1982 to 1998 has been(More)
Objective:To identify risk factors for life-threatening maternal outcomes.Study design:Hospital charts were reviewed for cases of maternal mortality or near-miss and for controls overmatched 1:3. Significant risk factors were identified through simple and best subsets multiple logistic regression.Result:Eight cases of mortality and 69 near-miss cases were(More)
Continuous electrocardiography during the first 24 hours of a stay in a coronary care unit was used to record ventricular arrhythmias during treatment with alteplase (recombinant tissue plasminogen activator) or placebo. Recordings were made on 378 of the 436 patients admitted to a double blind trial of alteplase or placebo in one participating centre of(More)
A series of dioxolane analogues based on dexoxadrol ((4S,6S)-2,2-diphenyl-4-(2-piperidyl)-1,3-dioxolane) and etoxadrol ((2S,4S,6S)-2-ethyl-2-phenyl-4-(2-piperidyl)-1,3-dioxolane) were prepared and tested for their ability to displace [3H]TCP (1-[1-(2-thienyl)cyclohexyl]piperidine) from PCP (1-(1-phenylcyclohexyl)piperidine) binding sites in rat brain tissue(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE When performing an urgent gastrointestinal operation on an immunocompromised child, the pediatric surgeon may have to decide between performing an intestinal anastomosis (and risk leakage or sepsis) or creating an intestinal stoma. This study evaluates the postoperative course of those patients treated with intestinal stomas and the(More)
BACKGROUND Antegrade enemas have been proven to minimize problems with stool control for many incontinent patients; however, foreign bodies are unsightly, and native tissues have been shown to leak or stricture. METHODS Using a limited laparotomy incision, the appendix or a rolled cecal tube was sutured to the apex of the everted umbilical skin using a(More)