K. G. Williams

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OBJECTIVES To use a geographic information system (GIS) and spatial statistics to describe the geographic variation of burn injuries in children 0-14 years of age in a major metropolitan area. METHODS The authors reviewed patient records for burn injuries treated during 1995 at the two children's hospitals in St. Louis. Patient addresses were matched to(More)
A new technique for injecting sclerosant into oesophageal varices uses a flexible gastroscope. Once the gastroscope has been inserted a flexible tube with a window cut into its distal end is pushed down over the gastroscope until a varix protrudes through the window. The varix can then be injected with a needle passed down the biopsy channel of the(More)
OBJECTIVES Buckle fractures are inherently stable and at low risk for displacement. These advantages allow for treatment options that may create confusion for the practitioner. Accepted immobilization methods include circumferential cast, plaster or prefabricated splint, and soft bandaging. Despite mounting evidence for splinting, the questions of pain,(More)
OBJECTIVE Migraine treatment varies widely in the pediatric emergency department (ED). Factors associated with discharge after only initial emergency treatment were examined. METHODS A retrospective chart analysis was conducted on patients 6 to 18 years old who presented to the St. Louis Children's Hospital ED between January 1, 2008, and December 31,(More)