Jacqueline Hoover

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BACKGROUND There are two approaches to close gastroschisis. Primary closure (PC) is reduction and fascial closure; silo closure (SC) places viscera in a preformed-silo and reduces the contents over time. We have shifted from PC to SC. This study compared the outcomes of these two techniques. METHODS Records of babies with gastroschisis from 1994-2004 were(More)
We compared results for glycohemoglobin obtained from fresh whole blood or separated erythrocyte samples with results obtained after storage. We judged the storage condition to be acceptable ("stable") if the glycohemoglobin results after storage were within the 95 confidence interval (+/- SD) of the results obtained for the specimens on the day of(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES Previous articles have promoted the early use of thoracotomy and decortication for refractory empyema. This study examines thoracoscopy and decortication at the time of initial chest tube placement in pediatric patients with parapneumonic empyema. DESIGN We reviewed the medical records of 16 consecutive patients who were children with(More)
Mucocele of the appendix is a thin-walled dilated appendix filled with mucus. It occurs secondary to chronic obstruction of the appendiceal lumen because of a range of pathologies. Cystadenomas in children are exceedingly rare and most frequently of ovarian origin. A mucous cystadenoma of the appendix in a 10-year-old boy with chronic abdominal pain is(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of herbal medication use in the pediatric surgical patient population, because herbal medications can cause major perioperative complications. METHODS A questionnaire on all drug use before surgery was given to the parents of 1,100 consecutive pediatric surgical patients operated on at a(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the prevalence and relative risk of semicircular canal dehiscence (SCD) in pediatric patients with CDH23 pathogenic variants (Usher syndrome or non-syndromic deafness) compared with age-matched controls. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. SETTING Multi-institutional study. PATIENTS Pediatric patients (ages 0-5 years)(More)
We evaluated the performance of the Du Pont aca ammonia procedure with regard to (a) linearity, (b) precision, (c) interferences, and (d) effect of anticoagulants. Linearity extends to 2,000 mumol/L. The SD of the method was essentially constant (2 to 3 mumol/L) and independent of the NH3 concentration. Hemoglobin, bilirubin, and lipemia do not interfere.(More)
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