Judith Carver

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BACKGROUND The primary objective of this multicenter post-market study was to compare the cosmetic outcome of triclosan-coated VICRYL Plus sutures with Chinese silk sutures for skin closure of modified radical mastectomy. A secondary objective was to assess the incidence of surgical site infection (SSI). METHODS Patients undergoing modified radical(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare transpyloric feeding tube placement using a pH-assisted placement technique versus a standard placement technique in pediatric patients requiring enteral nutrition. METHODS Critically ill children younger than 4 years were prospectively and randomly assigned to either a pH-assisted or a standard feeding tube placement group. Identical(More)
OBJECTIVE We aimed to find how self-reported sleep (measured by the St. Mary's Hospital Sleep Questionnaire) in postmenopausal women having hot flash activity was related to objective sleep (actigraphy), psychological and somatic symptoms [Women's Health Questionnaire (WHQ)], and cognitive test performance (computerized tests). A secondary aim was to find(More)
Unsuspected left-to-right shunt was found in 6 of 1,500 adult patients undergoing diagnostic cardiac catheterization. In 3 patients were found unsuspected secundum atrial septal defects (1 associated with mitral stenosis and 2 with coronary artery disease). In 3 patients, unsuspected partial anomalous pulmonary venous drainage was found (1 associated with(More)
4592 Background: Testicular cancer survivors (TCS) who receive cisplatin-based chemotherapy (CBCT) are reported to have an increased risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) compared to chemo-naive TCS (J Clin Oncol 21:1513-1523, 2003). We hypothesized that TCS treated with CBCT would demonstrate abnormal objective measures of future CHD risk compared to(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the utility of gastric tonometry as an early indicator of morbidity and mortality in pediatric patients with septic shock. DESIGN Prospective clinical study. SETTING Multidisciplinary pediatric ICU. PATIENTS Eight critically ill pediatric patients with septic shock and with pulmonary artery and gastric tonometry catheters in(More)
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