Robert Fennell

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A series of neuropsychological tests were given every 6 months to children with renal failure for up to 4 testing periods. Controls matched to the renal failure children were also given the same series. Associations between various neuropsychological variables for both the renal and control subjects were estimated and compared by a generalized growth curve(More)
Forty-five children with renal failure who were either being medically managed, receiving dialysis (hemodialysis or continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis) therapy or who had received successful kidney transplants were longitudinally examined on multiple neuropsychological measures. A variety of medical parameters was also obtained at each time of(More)
In adult patients with ESRD, calcific uremic arteriolopathy (CUA) is an uncommon but life-threatening complication. No effective therapy exists, although anecdotal case reports highlight the use of sodium thiosulfate (STS), a calcium-chelating agent with antioxidant properties. CUA is rare in children, and STS use has not been reported. The objective of(More)
Nephrogenic fibrosing dermopathy (NFD) is a rare and recently recognized sclerosing skin disorder of unknown etiology. Reported cases have occurred in patients with chronic renal failure, with or without renal replacement therapy. All previous cases have been reported in older adult patients. We describe two pediatric patients who recently developed this(More)
An educational program was initiated in an attempt to improve compliance in taking medications among pediatric renal transplant patients. Compliance was assessed by pill counts and by knowledge about medications by interview and questionnaire before, during, and after a six-month study period. Forty-three percent of the population was initially found to be(More)
OBJECTIVE To predict medication adherence among ethnically different pediatric patients with renal transplants between the ages of 6 and 20 years old, using self-regulation variables including motivation, perceived control and responsibility, and perceived support. METHODS Twenty-six African American children and 42 Caucasian children were verbally(More)
Peritoneal dialysis is the major form of renal replacement therapy for children awaiting renal transplantation. Peritonitis is the major associated morbidity. We retrospectively identified the pathogens, co-morbid factors and outcome of peritonitis in children on peritoneal dialysis from 1980-1989. Seventy-three children, mean age 12.4 years, received 1,234(More)