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Our objectives were to determine the prevalence of biliary dyskinesia (BD) as an indication for cholecystectomy in children and to identify presenting clinical findings and optimal ejection fraction (EF) associated with the resolution of symptoms after surgery. We conducted a retrospective review of medical records of 212 pediatric patients who underwent(More)
Polyethylene Glycol 3350 (Miralax®) without electrolytes is commonly used for 3–4 days as bowel preparation for colonoscopy in children. One-day preparation has been anecdotally reported to be effective but there are few published prospective studies comparing the safety and efficacy of one-day preparation with that of three-day preparation. This study was(More)
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is defined by infiltration of eosinophils in the esophageal mucosa (>20 eosinophils/hpf). The epidemiology and seasonal variation have not been well studied in children and adolescents. Review of all esophageal biopsies performed from January 2001 to December 2006 on patients younger than 21 year of age, focusing on(More)
In vitro cell culture studies of bone marrow and peripheral blood progenitor cells from patients with juvenile myclomonocytic leukemia (JMML) consistently show spontaneous proliferation and selective hypersensitivity to granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF). This GM-CSF hypersensitivity dose-response assay has become a component of the(More)
Celiac disease (CD) and eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) are distinct diseases of the gastrointestinal tract with specific clinico-pathological characteristics. Recent studies have found higher rates of EoE in patients with CD than in the general population. Our aim was to estimate the incidence of EoE among children who were diagnosed with CD over a 42-month(More)
A patient with automatic atrial tachycardia refractory to all conventional therapies is described. Amiodarone controlled the tachycardia by causing a progressive decrease in the rate of discharge from the atrial focus. We conclude that 1) amiodarone was effective therapy for automatic atrial tachycardia, avoiding the need for nonmedical therapy; and 2)(More)