Katherine Kreusser

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Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy secondary to perinatal asphyxia in the term newborn is the most common recognized cause of the subsequent motor deficits often grouped under the rubric "cerebral palsy." In order to provide insight into the basic nature and pathogenesis of the brain injury in such infants, we studied regional cerebral blood flow (CBF) by(More)
Nineteen premature infants with progressive posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus with increased intracranial pressure were treated with external ventricular drainage. Progression of hydrocephalus was arrested during the drainage period in each patient. Three of the 19 infants required no further therapy. Sixteen had recurrence of progressive ventricular(More)
In a previous study of preterm infants requiring mechanical ventilation for the respiratory distress syndrome, we demonstrated a striking association of fluctuating cerebral blood-flow velocity in the first day of life with the subsequent occurrence of intraventricular hemorrhage. Because this fluctuating pattern could be eliminated by muscle paralysis, we(More)
Serial lumbar punctures for the management of neonatal posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus without intracranial hypertension were evaluated in 16 infants. Cranial ultrasonography to evaluate ventricular size and the Ladd monitor at the anterior fontanel to measure intracranial pressure were utilized immediately before and after lumbar puncture. In 12 patients, a(More)
An infant with profound intrapartum and postpartum asphyxia demonstrated striking bilateral echodensities in the region of the thalamus and basal ganglia on ultrasound scan. Neuropathological examination confirmed the presence of symmetrical areas of hemorrhagic necrosis involving the thalamus, caudate, putamen, and globus pallidus. The findings demonstrate(More)
IMPORTANCE Little is known about the use of retail clinics (RCs) for pediatric care. OBJECTIVE To describe the rationale and experiences of families with a pediatrician who also use RCs for pediatric care. DESIGN AND SETTING Cross-sectional study with 19 pediatric practices in a Midwestern practice-based research network. PARTICIPANTS Parents(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe pediatric primary care providers' attitudes toward retail clinics and their experiences of retail clinics use by their patients. STUDY DESIGN A 51-item, self-administered survey from 4 pediatric practice-based research networks from the midwestern US, which gauged providers' attitudes toward and perceptions of their patients'(More)
After 8 years' use of the periodontal status, recommendations for alterations to it are put forward for discussion, based on our own experience and on the evaluation of 218 analysed parodontal statuses. The headings "previous history", "function" and "diagnosis" are discussed in greater detail. Because of the significance of plaques as aetiological factors,(More)