Jim C. H. Wilde

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We present a 3-year review of clinical paediatric experience with the Statscan (Lodox Systems, Johannesburg, South Africa), a low-dose, digital, whole-body, slit-scanning X-ray machine. While focusing on the role of the unit in paediatric polytrauma, insight into its applications in other paediatric settings is provided.
Rectal injuries in the pediatric population are most often attributed to accidental falls on offending objects, sexual abuse, or blunt trauma. Anorectal impalement is a rare injury, and as a result, specific knowledge or experience on the treatment of this type of injury in children is sparse. The extent of injury is often difficult to assess. Mostly,(More)
Despite potential clinical importance, target cells for mother-to-child transmission of HIV-1 have not yet been identified. Cord blood-derived CD4(+) T cells are largely naive and do not express CCR5, the mandatory coreceptor for transmitted HIV-1 R5 strains in infants. In the present study, we demonstrate that in the human fetal and infant gut mucosa,(More)
BACKGROUND Total nephrectomy (TN) remains the standard treatment of unilateral Wilms tumors (uWT). The SIOP WT-2001 protocol allowed Nephron Sparing Surgery (NSS) for polar or peripherally non-infiltrating tumors. AIM Inventory of the current SIOP NSS-experience. PROCEDURES 2,800 patients with a unilateral, localized or metastatic and an unequivocal(More)
OBJECTIVES Acute wrist trauma in children is one of the most frequent reasons for visiting the emergency department (ED). Radiographic imaging in children with wrist trauma is mostly performed routinely to confirm or rule out a fracture. The aim of this study was to determine how many radiographs of the wrist show a fracture in children following wrist(More)
BACKGROUND Choledochal malformation (CM) is a rare medical condition of which 80% are diagnosed in pediatric patients. There are several important controversies regarding diagnostic workup, management, and follow-up in these pediatric patients. To assess preferences and practices of Dutch pediatric surgeons regarding the diagnostic procedures, management,(More)
PURPOSE Nonoperative management (NOM) is the treatment of choice for hemodymically stable pediatric patients with spleen or liver trauma. The aim of this study was to assess the failure rate of NOM in children with blunt liver and/or splenic injury when a contrast blush is present on a computed tomography (CT) scan. METHODS A systematic review of the(More)
BACKGROUND Biliary complications after liver surgery are difficult to manage. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) with stenting of the common bile duct is not commonly practiced in children for this purpose. The aim of this retrospective review is to evaluate the role of ERCP as both a diagnostic and a therapeutic tool in the management of(More)
BACKGROUND To review the results of Wilms' tumour patients in a tertiary referral hospital in a developing country and to find ways of improving long-term survival. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between January 1998 and May 2004, 40 patients with Wilms' tumour (WT) were admitted to Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital. Their files were reviewed and general physical(More)