John L. Washington

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Adnexal masses complicate approximately 1/2,000 pregnancies. Teratomas are the most common ovarian neoplasms found in pregnancy, representing up to 36% of adnexal masses. However, almost all these dermoids are less than 10 cm in diameter. We present a case of a massive benign cystic teratoma complicating pregnancy. The patient initially presented with what(More)
OBJECTIVE This study compares the operative parameters of laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy, laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy, total vaginal hysterectomy, and total abdominal hysterectomy in patients in a small suburban medical center. METHODS This investigation is a Canadian Classification II-2. It was performed in a 238 bed(More)
As part of a longitudinal study, children in three groups (healthy, n = 33; cystic fibrosis (CF) n = 28; congenital heart disease (CHD) n = 23) were seen between the ages of 12 and 18 months to assess infant-mother attachment and at two years to observe parent-child negotiation of autonomy/dependence in a puzzle task. Although the healthy group included the(More)
In a prospective study of 137 children (47 with cystic fibrosis, 48 with congenital heart disease, 42 with no chronic illness), four domains were examined as predictors of parent-reported behavioral problems, particularly internalizing problems, at 4 years of age: child health, child temperament, parent-child relationships, and family environment. Family(More)
Although blood flow and cholinergic tone influence gastric and salivary gland secretion, their role in pancreatic secretion is poorly defined. The purpose of the present study was: (1) to test the hypothesis that an increase in pancreatic blood flow accompanies stimulated pancreatic exocrine secretion, and (2) to examine the effects of cholinergic agents on(More)
Gallbladder absorption increases during early cholesterol gallstone formation and is influenced by the intraluminal presence of lithogenic bile. The effect of lithogenic bile on gallbladder mucosal blood flow is unknown. The current study tested the hypothesis that the presence of lithogenic gallbladder and hepatic bile enhances gallbladder mucosal blood(More)
The psychiatric, psychological, school and overall family functioning of 64 very small premature infants was assessed from birth up to 48 mnths of age. Results indicated that 43% of infants scored in the abnormal range on a behaviour rating scale filled in by the mothers and 24% on a teacher rating scale at age 4. However, only 11% of the children received(More)
The association between nutritional status (percentage of weight for height) and infant-mother relationship was studied over 4 years in 38 children diagnosed with cystic fibrosis in the first year of life. Infant-mother relationship was assessed in a standardized laboratory observation. Although they could not be distinguished medically from the others at(More)
In a volcanic aquifer, a wide range of physicaland chemical conditions are not merely possible, butto be expected: relatively oxidizing and reducingenvironments both are present; hot and moderatetemperatures can be expected; distillation and refluxconditions are probable to allow concentration ofreactants, stimulation of reaction and fractionationof(More)