Howard J Phillips

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To determine the role of chest physiotherapy in the prevention of postextubation atelectasis in neonates intubated for greater than 24 hours, a retrospective survey compared the incidence of this complication in a newborn intensive care unit prior to and following the institution of a routine of chest physiotherapy. Eight of 23 infants extubated developed(More)
A prospective study was performed to ascertain the incidence of, and risk factors for, the development of a contralateral pneumothorax in 32 neonates with respiratory distress, without evidence of pulmonary hypoplasia, who had an initial unilateral air leak requiring pleural drainage. The mean postnatal age of occurrence of the first pneumothorax was 31.04(More)
STUDY DESIGN Case-control study. OBJECTIVES To compare the results of 5-position grip strength testing between a group of individuals newly diagnosed with clinical depression and a group of age-matched and sex-matched individuals without depression. BACKGROUND Clinicians often employ 5-position (or 5-rung) grip strength dynamometry as a measure of(More)
Clinicians commonly use the anterior draw test (ligament laxity) and distal fibular position (lateral malleolus displacement), to measure ankle instability. The purpose of this study was to establish intra-rater and inter-rater reliability for the anterior draw test and distal fibular position in a clinical setting. The anterior draw test (AD) was measured(More)
We have identified six cases of chorioamniotic separation, three diagnosed in the third trimester and three cases seen in early pregnancy, at or prior to 16 wk' gestation. The sonographic findings consist of a fine mobile echodense line separated from the chorion and uterine wall by a lucent space. The membrane may completely surround the fetus and may(More)
The objective of this study was to document the pattern of bowel gas decompression and mediastinal shift in infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) before delayed surgical correction. The setting was the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Royal Alexandra Hospital, Edmonton. The design was a retrospective review of radiographs and charts of all infants(More)
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