John Templeton

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Conjoined twins occur in approximately one in 50,000 or so births, and most do not survive. The authors report herein their experience with 13 conjoined twins over the last 30 years, involving those of the following forms: thoracopagus (4 cases), omphalopagus (1 case), ischiopagus (4 cases), pygopagus (1 case), craniopagus (1 case), and incomplete or(More)
Situs inversus (SI) complicating neonatal bowel obstruction presents a challenging complex, and to facilitate rational decision making for treatment, we have reviewed 23 cases of abdominal SI seen in our hospital over the last 25 years. Preoperative roentgenographic studies most always predicted SI, the specific patient groups including: 12 abdominal SI(More)
The pathogenesis and optimal treatment of choledochal cyst have long remained questions of considerable speculation and dispute. Because the pregnancy of a 37-year-old woman was felt to be at risk, five antenatal ultrasound examinations were made. The fourth examination at 31.5 weeks of gestation demonstrated a choledochal cyst. Following birth, the child(More)
A series of patients with Parkinson's disease and hip disease over a period of 10 years was reviewed at 3 McGill University hospitals. There were 47 patients with 49 hip fractures. The mean age was 76 years. There were 27 subcapital fractures and 22 intertrochanteric fractures. The overall 6-month mortality was 47%. The mortality in the subcapital group was(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate in children and infants with imperforate anus the prevalence and types of occult myelodysplasia that may result in tethered cord and the association of these lesions with vertebral anomalies. MATERIALS AND METHODS Records and images were retrospectively reviewed in 86 patients who underwent spine magnetic resonance imaging and had(More)
This report details an 11-year experience with 17 patients ranging from newborn to 17 years with choledochal cyst. Two distinct groups were noted: an infantile group (mean age: 3 months) with obstructive jaundice identical to biliary atresia and a late onset group (mean age: 9 years) with various combinations of pain, mass, and jaundice. Two patients had(More)
Over a 12-month period (September 1984 to September 1985), 64 children with newly diagnosed brain tumors were admitted to the Neurosurgical Service at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Of these children, 29 had posterior fossa tumors. Of this population of children with posterior fossa tumors, three patients aged 4 months, 22 months, and 4 years old(More)
Trauma audit is intended to develop effective care for injured patients through process and outcome analysis, and dissemination of results. The system records injury details such as the patient’s sex and age, the mechanism of the injury, various measures of the severity of the injury, initial management and subsequent management interventions, and the(More)
A prospective audit of trauma patients seen or treated by the Department of General Surgery at the North Staffordshire Hospital Trauma Centre has been carried out, examining both the effect of a newly established trauma centre on overall workload and the outcome of patients admitted with severe injury. Trauma comprised approximately 2 per cent of the(More)
In a 10-year period, 22 neonates with esophageal atresia (EA) and tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) required high pressure ventilatory support soon after birth because of respiratory distress syndrome (RDS). Eleven of the 22 or 50% survived overall, but if the 5 patients who died before definitive surgical repair could be attempted are excluded, 11 of 17 or(More)