Jacqueline E Jones

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BACKGROUND Central venous catheters are a principal source of nosocomial bloodstream infections, which are difficult to control. OBJECTIVE To determine the efficacy of catheters coated with minocycline and rifampin in preventing catheter-related colonization and bloodstream infections. DESIGN Multicenter, randomized clinical trial. SETTING Five(More)
Cervical thymic cysts are a rare cause of neck masses in children. This case report describes a three-year-old child with a several-month history of an enlarging neck mass, who was emergently admitted due to airway obstruction. Computed tomography revealed a large cystic mass extending from the oropharynx to the level of the mediastinum. Excision of the(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the effectiveness of postoperative gastric decompression in reducing the incidence and complications associated with vomiting following tonsillectomy. DESIGN A prospective, randomized controlled study. SETTING Private office and clinic of a university teaching hospital and research center. PATIENTS Eighty pediatric patients(More)
OBJECTIVE Primitive neuroectodermal tumor is a malignant small round cell tumor of neuroectodermal origin. The occurrence of these tumors in the head and neck is rare. Our objective is to document the frequency of presentation, methods of diagnosis, and forms of treatment used to combat primitive neuroectodermal tumors in the head and neck. DESIGN(More)
BACKGROUND Pyogenic granuloma is a benign lesion of unknown etiology that occurs in the skin and mucous membranes. It has been reported as a common lesion of the oral cavity and, less commonly, the nasal cavity. Although its etiology is unclear, pyogenic granuloma has long been associated with pregnancy, oral contraceptives and trauma. The term pregnancy(More)
Over a 12-month period 501 children (age range 11 months to 15 years) underwent surgery for a possible middle ear effusion. All had tympanometry performed within 2 h of surgery. The results of tympanometry were correlated with the surgical findings in 955 ears. A type-B tympanogram has a high sensitivity (0.91) in predicting middle ear effusion with good(More)