Kathleen M. Patterson

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RATIONALE Considerable confusion exists regarding nomenclature, classification, and management of pediatric diffuse lung diseases due to the relative rarity and differences in the spectrum of disease between adults and young children. OBJECTIVES A multidisciplinary working group was formed to: (1) apply consensus terminology and diagnostic criteria for(More)
This article examines transformational leadership and servant leadership to determine what similarities and differences exist between the two leadership concepts. The authors posit that the primary difference between transformational leadership and servant leadership is the focus of the leader. The transformational leader’s focus is directed toward the(More)
BACKGROUND The tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is an autosomal dominant disorder characterized by seizures, mental retardation, and benign tumors of the brain, heart, skin, and kidney. Malignant tumors also can occur in patients with tuberous sclerosis, particularly in the kidney, although they occur less frequently than benign tumors. The types of(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine if ketamine attenuates postoperative delirium concomitant with an anti-inflammatory effect in patients undergoing cardiac surgery using cardiopulmonary bypass. DESIGN A prospective randomized study. SETTING A Veterans Affairs medical center. PARTICIPANTS Cardiac surgical patients. INTERVENTIONS Patients at least 55 years of(More)
Shiga toxin 1 and 2 production is a cardinal virulence trait of enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli infection that causes a spectrum of intestinal and systemic pathology. However, intestinal sites of enterohemorrhagic E. coli colonization during the human infection and how the Shiga toxins are taken up and cross the globotriaosylceramide (Gb3)(More)
Brain heterotopias are rare congenital malformations embryologically related to encephaloceles. They present as a mass in or about the nose (nasal glioma) or in the nasopharynx. We present the clinical and pathological features of 5 cases of heterotopic brain tissue. Four nasal gliomas consisted of mature neuroglial tissue, including neurons in 2 cases,(More)
Histiocytoid cardiomyopathy (HC), a rare arrhythmogenic disorder, presents as difficult-to-control arrhythmias or sudden death in infants and children, particularly girls. Three cases are described with autopsy findings. In two cases, yellow-tan nodules were grossly visible in the myocardium; in the third case, no gross lesions were identified. Microscopic(More)
We identified maternal microchimerism by fluorescence in-situ hybridisation in magnetically-separated CD4 or CD8 peripheral blood cells of eight of nine male patients with juvenile idiopathic inflammatory myopathy, compared with two of nine healthy male controls. We also found maternal microchimerism in inflammatory lesions (one skin sample and nine muscle(More)
We tested the hypothesis that elevated postoperative interleukin-6 (IL-6) and C-reactive protein (CRP) concentrations are associated with short- and medium-term impairment of cognitive functions in patients after coronary artery surgery using cardiopulmonary bypass. Eighty-six age- and education-balanced patients ≥55 years of age undergoing elective(More)
Renal arteries from 12 pediatric patients who had stenosis due to renal artery dysplasia (9 surgical resections and 3 autopsy cases) were examined by light microscopy. The patients ranged in age from 15 months to 14 years; the male/female ratio was one. Bilateral renal artery disease was clinically diagnosed in 8 of the 12 patients; 6 of the 8 also had(More)