Kathleen Henderson

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We designed a randomized controlled study to evaluate the benefit of upper-limb exercise training, alone and in combination with walking training, in patients with severe CAO. In an outpatient department supervised by a physiotherapist, we evaluated 28 patients with severe stable CAO (FEV1, 32 percent of predicted). Patients were randomly allocated to(More)
There are two central questions in the radiotherapeutic management of the adult patient with a supratentorial low-grade (WHO grade II) astrocytoma, oligo-astrocytoma, or oligodendroglioma. The first question is one of timing. Following tissue diagnosis with or without maximum surgical resection, should immediate postoperative radiation therapy (RT) be(More)
Muscle protein catabolism has been evaluated using the excretion of urinary 3-methylhistidine (3-MEH) is six normal male and six normal female subjects and in four surgical patients, two of whom developed febrile episodes during the course of their study. In addition, their nutritional status was also evaluated using percentage body weight losses before(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To determine the feasibility of continuous caudal anesthesia with 2-chloroprocaine in conscious former preterm infants undergoing inguinal hernia repair. DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING University-affiliated children's hospital. PATIENTS Ten former preterm infants, ASA physical status II and III, who were 35 to 49.5 weeks(More)
PURPOSE To assess safety and efficacy of intraarterial mechanical thrombectomy for treatment of ischemic stroke in a community hospital by peripheral interventional radiologists employing computed tomography (CT) perfusion imaging for patient selection. MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty patients, 11 men (27.5%) and 29 women (72.5%), were treated between(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To determine the level of radiation exposure of anesthesiologists in the operating rooms and cardiac catheterization laboratory. DESIGN Prospective study of all anesthesia fellows. SETTING Operating rooms (ORs) and radiology department of a tertiary care pediatric hospital. SUBJECTS Anesthesiologists caring for patients in a pediatric(More)
BACKGROUND We report our initial experience with in situ split liver transplantation (SLT) for adult and pediatric patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS From June 2003 to August 2005, 177 liver transplantations in 165 patients, 133 adults (81%) and 32 children (19%), were performed at our institution. Over this period, 45 liver transplantations (25%) were(More)
BACKGROUND We report our results with the use of corticosteroid-free immunosuppression after pediatric liver transplantation, evaluating the efficiency and safety of this protocol in the early posttransplantation period. PATIENTS AND METHODS From July 2003 to October 2005, 34 liver transplantations were performed in 32 pediatric patients (19 boys, 13(More)