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PURPOSE Small intercostal spaces and limited pleural space significantly limits the use of 12-mm stapling devices in pediatric thoracoscopic surgery. The goal of this study was to compare sealing of lung tissue by the 5-mm Ligasure (Valley Lab, Boulder, CO) device to a standard 12-mm Endo-GIA stapler (US Surgical, Norwalk, CT). METHODS Institutional(More)
BACKGROUND Soft tissue infections with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) pose an ever-increasing risk to children in the community. Although historically these infections were limited to children with prolonged hospitalization, the authors have seen an increase in community-acquired infections in children without identifiable risk factors.(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to review the experience of a single institution with the Deflux (Q-Med Scandinavia; Uppsala, Sweden) procedure and assess its effectiveness in reducing the incidence of urinary tract infections (UTIs) in children with vesicoureteric reflux (VUR). MATERIALS AND METHODS After institutional review board approval, the charts(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to demonstrate the safety and efficacy of laparoscopy in children with perforated appendicitis. METHODS This is a retrospective review of consecutive patients under the age of 18, operated on for perforated appendicitis between September 1997 and December 1999. RESULTS Sixty-nine patients were operated on for(More)
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