Gregory L. Johnson

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The demand for spatial climate data in digital form has risen dramatically in recent years. In response to this need, a variety of statistical techniques have been used to facilitate the production of GIS-compatible climate maps. However, observational data are often too sparse and unrepresentative to directly support the creation of high-quality climate(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the clinical presentation, cause, and outcome of central venous catheter (CVC)-related pericardial effusions (PCE) in infants. METHODS A retrospective case review was conducted of CVC-related PCE at university and private neonatal intensive care units. Data from our cases were combined with published case reports and included(More)
This paper presents and evaluates a method for the construction of long-range and wide-area temporal spatial datasets of daily precipitation and temperature (maximum and minimum). This method combines the interpolation of daily ratios/fractions derived from ground-based meteorological station records and respective fields of monthly estimates. Data sources(More)
As part of a multicenter collaborative study, M-mode echocardiograms were obtained shortly after birth on 3,559 premature infants with birth weight less than or equal to 1,750 g. Of these infants, 1,496 did not develop a cardiac murmur or other signs of a "hemodynamically significant" patent ductus arteriosus (PDA). Echocardiographic parameters from this(More)
PURPOSE Late development of myocardial dysfunction years following successful treatment of childhood malignancy with anthracyclines is well documented. There have been few studies of late cardiac performance in children in whom serial monitoring during treatment suggested normal cardiac performance, and those studies that do exist rely on the results of(More)
Thirty-six premature infants with respiratory distress syndrome and clinically significant patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) were studied by M-mode echocardiography before and after closure of the ductus. Before closure the ratio of left ventricular preejection period to left ventricular ejection time (LPEP/LVET) was .26±.03 (mean±SD). After closure of the(More)
Serial microscopic sections of the left ventricular myocardium were examined in 12 autopsy specimens of hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Multiple ventriculocoronary arterial connections, thickwalled coronary arteries, prominent endocardial fibroelastosis, myofiber disarray and focal calcification/ scarring of the myocardium were noted in the cases with(More)
OBJECTIVES We sought to identify age-related differences in the ventricular response of patients after bidirectional cavopulmonary anastomosis (CPA) and to compare changes in the ventricular response among children < 3 years of age who underwent CPA with that of age-matched control subjects who had a systemic to pulmonary artery shunt alone. BACKGROUND(More)
Eighteen infants, each weighing less than 1,500 gm, were treated with low dose digoxin therapy for patent ductus arteriosus and signs of circulatory congestion. Nine of the 18 developed one or more signs of clinical deterioration felt to be related to digoxin therapy: eight infants experienced frequent episodes of bradycardia, six had cardiac arrhythmias,(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the associations between children's perceived chest pain severity, somatization symptoms, depressive symptoms, anxiety sensitivity, and maternal somatization symptoms in children and adolescents with noncardiac chest pain (NCCP). METHODS Measures of chest pain and psychosocial functioning were collected from 35 participants (M age(More)