John H. Reed

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BACKGROUND The recent availability of a continuous glucose monitor offers the opportunity to match the demands of intensive diabetes management with a period of equally intensive blood glucose monitoring. The present study evaluates the performance of the MiniMed continuous glucose monitoring system (CGMS) in patients with diabetes during home use. (More)
BACKGROUND Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) is one of the most common conditions requiring emergent cardiac care in children, yet its management has never been subjected to a randomized controlled clinical trial. The purpose of this study was to compare the efficacy and safety of the 2 most commonly used medications for antiarrhythmic prophylaxis of SVT(More)
OBJECTIVE Although many Fontan patients undergo pacemaker placement, there are few studies characterizing this population. Our purpose was to compare clinical characteristics, functional status and measures of ventricular performance in Fontan patients with and without a pacemaker. PATIENTS AND DESIGN The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute funded(More)
BACKGROUND Current approaches to implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) implantation in children remain challenging. Transvenous access may be limited due to patient size or anatomy, while epicardial patches require sternotomy or thoracotomy. We present an alternative approach; minimally invasive placement of a transvenous ICD coil within the(More)
OBJECTIVES Our aim was to examine the prevalence of arrhythmias and identify independent associations of time to arrhythmia development. BACKGROUND Since introduction of the Fontan operation in 1971, long-term results have steadily improved with newer modifications. However, atrial arrhythmias are frequent and contribute to ongoing morbidity and(More)
The long-term efficacy and complications of cryoablation for pediatric atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia (AVNRT) have not been completely defined. We performed a retrospective review of pediatric patients diagnosed with AVNRT and treated with cryoablation therapy. A total of 73 patients underwent cryoablation for AVNRT from 2003 to 2008. Of the(More)
Current recommendations discourage elective radiofrequency ablation in patients <5 years old and/or weighing <15 kg, primarily because of the greater complication rate. To describe the current use, complications, and immediate outcomes of cryoablation in this patient population, a multicenter retrospective review of all patients <5 years old and/or weighing(More)
We describe the case of a 3-year-old child with neonatal Marfan syndrome complicated by mitral valve prolapse with regurgitation, marked aortic root dilatation, and ventricular tachycardia. The patient had resolution of ventricular tachycardia following surgical intervention consisting of a valve-sparing aortic root replacement and mitral valve annuloplasty.
Indoleamine-2,3-dioxygenase-1 (IDO1) is a critical immunoregulatory enzyme responsible for the metabolism of tryptophan during inflammation and disease. Based upon a pyranonaphthoquinone framework, the first examples of indoleamine-2,3-dioxygenase-1 (IDO1) inhibitors containing a carborane cage are reported. The novel(More)