Kandice Mah

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PURPOSE This study was conducted to examine the preoperative factors predictive of subsequent intervention for gastroesophageal reflux (GER) in children with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). METHODS We conducted a retrospective cohort study on children who underwent repair of a CDH between January 1, 1995, and December 31, 2002 with follow-up(More)
BACKGROUND In adult humans and pig models, strain rate (SR) correlates strongly with invasive measures of contractility but does not demonstrate a force-frequency relationship, which is a fundamental behavior of myocardial contraction. Given the considerable maturational changes of the myocardium from fetal stages to adulthood, extrapolation of adult(More)
Technically expedient repair of CDH defects is desirable. With increasing trend toward thoracoscopic repair, herein we examine physiologic predictors for the need for patch closure (PC) versus primary closure. All neonates who underwent surgical repair of CDH defects in a geographically defined region between 1992 and 2002 were included (n = 210). Two(More)
Survivors of autologous blood or marrow transplantation (ABMT) are predisposed to decreased bone mineral density (BMD), but data are lacking on the incidence and risk factors for this condition. Therefore, we measured BMD in 64 of 68 consecutive ABMT survivors (35 men and 29 women) attending the University of Toronto ABMT long-term follow-up clinic.(More)
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