Kirsten K Meldrum

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OBJECTIVES The Monti catheterizable channel is used as an integral part of continent bladder reconstruction in children. We have updated our ongoing experience at Riley Children's Hospital with 199 patients. METHODS We identified 199 patients for retrospective review, including all patients for whom a Monti ileovesicostomy was created from January 1997 to(More)
BACKGROUND Elite swimmers have high rates of rhinoconjunctivitis and exercise-induced bronchoconstriction. Moreover, exposure to chlorine and chlorine metabolites is known to induce bronchial hyper-reactivity. OBJECTIVE To assess the early and late effects of chlorine and exercise on the unified airway of elite swimmers, and to compare the response to(More)
PURPOSE Laparoscopic assisted surgery results in an improved cosmetic appearance by allowing complex reconstruction without a midline upper abdominal incision. We report technique and outcomes in patients undergoing laparoscopic assisted reconstruction during a 7-year period. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 31 consecutive patients with a mean age of 14(More)
BACKGROUND End-organ hyperreactivity is an important feature of the allergic airway. There are no data directly comparing the responsiveness to treatment of different nasal provocation tests (NPT). OBJECTIVE We compared the effect of levocetirizine on nasal adenosine 5'-monophosphate (AMP) with specific allergen challenge in patients with intermittent and(More)
The purpose of this study was to compare accumulated oxygen deficits and markers of anaerobic metabolism [plasma ammonia (NH3) and lactate (La−) concentrations] in anaerobically trained male [n = 8, age 14.8 (0.5) years; maximal oxygen consumption V˙O2 max 61.74 (2.23) ml ·  kg−1 · min−1] and female [n = 8, age 14.5 (0.2) years; V˙O2 max 49.62 (3.52) ml ·(More)
BACKGROUND Treating allergic rhinitis may have a downstream anti-inflammatory effect on the lower airways. We conducted a dose ranging study in asthma and persistent allergic rhinitis to evaluate if intranasal corticosteroids exhibit a sparing effect on the dose of inhaled corticosteroid. METHODS Twenty five participants were randomized to receive two(More)
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