Kathryn A Zidek

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OBJECT The objectives of this multicenter study were to monitor the performance of a 10-ml pump infusing intrathecal baclofen to treat 100 children with cerebral spasticity, to monitor complications associated with the pump, and to correlate pump-related complications with body habitus. METHODS Age at implantation of the pump ranged from 1.4 to 16.8 years(More)
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE This paper examined the use of an atypical neuroleptic medication, risperidone, in reducing the excessive motor activity of an adolescent with an anoxic brain injury following cardiac arrest from a lightning strike. Lower extremity restlessness caused the patient to develop skin breakdown and interfered with healing of existing burns. (More)
The incidence and sex distribution of spinal cord injury (SCI) changes with age. Motor vehicle accidents, bicycle accidents, sports accidents, and violence are major causes in the pediatric population. Pulmonary complications may be severe and life-threatening in the acute phase. Chronically, the degree of ventilatory support needed depends on the level of(More)
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