Nicole E. Brown

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BACKGROUND Bilateral tubal ectopic pregnancies are a rare subset of ectopic pregnancy that can pose a diagnostic dilemma for clinicians. There is no distinct clinical presentation for bilateral tubal ectopic pregnancies, although they are typically associated with assistive reproductive techniques. In addition, there is no single diagnostic feature to help(More)
INTRODUCTION BACKGROUND: • Children unable to feed safely and adequately by mouth may be fed via a gastrostomy tube (G) • Children with associated severe gastroesophageal reflux may be fed via a gastrojejunostomy (GJ) tube. • Many children fed via GJ tubes have multiple complex co-morbidities – medically fragile group of children • GJ tubes require(More)
Children with Pierre Robin sequence (PRS) have significant oropharyngeal abnormalities, with respiratory and feeding difficulties. Gastrostomy tubes (G-tube) provide a means for nutrition. To evaluate the safety and efficacy of percutaneous G-tube insertion in children with PRS. Of 120 children with PRS (1996–2009), 40 were referred for G-tube insertion;(More)
Real-time sonography is an established method of evaluating the gallbladder, biliary tree, and pancreas. Adequate visualization with B-scan equipment has been a problem in adults with cystic fibrosis, a group with an increased incidence of gallbladder disease. We performed real-time ultrasonography on 23 adult patients with cystic fibrosis. The gallbladder(More)
The utilization of human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) offers new avenues in the generation of organs and opportunities to understand development and diseases. The hPSC-derived human intestinal organoids (HIOs) provide a new tool to gain insights in small intestinal development, physiology, and associated diseases. Herein, we provide a method for(More)
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