Jason Q McKee

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STUDY DESIGN A case of acute celiac artery compression syndrome after spinal fusion in a patient with Scheuermann kyphosis is reported. OBJECTIVE To describe the unusual complication of acute celiac artery compression after surgical kyphosis correction, to outline diagnostic methods, and to review the pertinent literature. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA(More)
OBJECTIVE We evaluated two new radiofrequency devices in an in vivo porcine model. MATERIALS AND METHODS Multiprobe radiofrequency ablation (RFA) was used in a porcine model with an impedance-based algorithm in one experiment and clustered probes with and without switcher controllers in another; a Pringle maneuver was used with half of the ablations. (More)
The present study was undertaken because the previously reported incidence of bacteremia associated with esophageal dilatation seemed high, and did not correlate well with clinical experience. Seventeen adult patients were dilated for benign esophageal strictures with one to three dilators on 41 occasions. Five blood cultures were taken over the 30-minute(More)
Nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) adenitis of the head and neck region is well-described in healthy children, most commonly presenting under the age of 5years. Extracervicofacial NTM adenitis is less common. We present a case of NTM inguinal adenitis in a 2-year-old girl, followed by a systematic review of the literature.
BACKGROUND Intestinal barrier dysfunction has been implicated in necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), but has not been directly measured in human NEC. METHODS Small intestines removed during surgery were immediately mounted in an Ussing chamber. mRNA expression of tight junction (TJ) proteins was measured with RT-PCR. RESULTS Fifteen infants were included,(More)
BACKGROUND Ovarian mature cystic teratomas (MCTs) rarely transform to primary primitive neuroectodermal tumors. This case report offers evidence that MCTs might have undetected microfoci of malignant neural tumors. CASE We describe the case of a 12-year-old girl who presented with right-sided abdominal pain and distention. Intraoperative findings revealed(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate two methods of obtaining culture material under direct visualization through a fiberoptic upper gastrointestinal endoscope. Collections were made both with a wash pipe and a sterile brush through a sterilized Olympus D panendoscope. Paired aspirate collections were made on 20 occasions from 10 postgastrectomy and(More)
BACKGROUND A 70-year-old male approximately 3 years after laparoscopic cholecystectomy presented to his primary care physician with a 4-month history of generalized malaise. METHODS A workup included magnetic resonance imaging that revealed a perihepatic abscess. The patient underwent ultrasound-guided drainage, with the removal of 1400 mL of purulent(More)
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