Kate L Gowans

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Obstruction and thrombosis of major systemic veins can occur due to indwelling central venous catheters. If obstruction of the innominate vein or superior vena cava occurs, lymphatic drainage can be impaired due to an increase in pressure in the thoracic duct and lymphatics. We describe a case where superior vena cava syndrome, chylopericardium and(More)
We conducted a cross-sectional study of beta-herpesviruses in febrile pediatric oncology patients (n = 30), with a reference group of febrile pediatric solid-organ transplant recipients (n = 9). One (3.3%) of 30 cancer patients and 3 (33%) of 9 organ recipients were PCR positive for cytomegalovirus. Four (13%) of 30 cancer patients and 3 (33%) of 9(More)
Blood management is a concept that adopts a principle of improving patient outcome by integrating all available techniques to ensure safety, availability, and appropriate allocation of blood products. This constitutes a model of multidisciplinary care where the changes in culture are system directed on the basis of evidence-based medicine. There are about(More)
conducted a cross-sectional study of β-herpes-viruses in febrile pediatric oncology patients (n = 30), with a reference group of febrile pediatric solid-organ transplant recipients (n = 9). One (3.3%) of 30 cancer patients and 3 (33%) of 9 organ recipients were PCR positive for cyto-megalovirus. Four (13%) of 30 cancer patients and 3 (33%) of 9 transplant(More)
Atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor (AT/RT) is a malignant tumor that is commonly associated with biallelic alterations of SMARCB1. Recurrent or refractory AT/RT has not been molecularly characterized as well. We present the case of a child with recurrent AT/RT who underwent clinically integrated molecular profiling (germline DNA and tumor DNA/RNA sequencing).(More)
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