Robert H. Dillard

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Symptomatic Arnold-Chiari malformation (Chiari II) is a recently described clinical entity, the natural history and surgical management of which remain controversial. The brain stem auditory evoked potentials (BAEPs) have been described as abnormal in 50 to 86% of children with myelomeningocele. We present the case of a full-term infant with(More)
In lieu of traditional training of examiners to identify cerebral palsy on a neurologic examination at age 1 year, we proposed an alternative approach using a multimedia training video and CD-ROM we developed after a two-step validation process. We hypothesized that use of CD-ROM interactive training will lead to reliable and valid performance of the(More)
A 14-month-old girl who presented with multiple systemic complaints was found to have gingivitis, peeling of her palms and soles, and a peculiar acral eruption. A diagnosis of acrodynia, or pink disease, was confirmed by elevated levels of mercury in the urine. The many cutaneous manifestations of this once common disease are discussed.
Crohn's disease is a chronic, inflammatory disease of the gastrointestinal tract, affecting both children and adults. Extracorporeal photopheresis (ECP) has been used in steroid dependent adults with moderate to severely active Crohn's disease, with response rates up to 50%, with up to 25% complete responses. A 12-year-old male patient had severe(More)
Many medial septal neurons of the basal forebrain are dependent on nerve growth factor (NGF) from the hippocampus for survival and maintenance of a cholinergic phenotype. When deprived of their source of NGF by axotomy, medial septal neuronal cell bodies atrophy and lose their cholinergic markers. This is similar to what is observed in the basal forebrain(More)
Gastrointestinal bleeding in Turner's syndrome can represent vascular lesions that are frequently beyond standard endoscopic reach and often life threatening. This report describes the successful use of intraoperative endoscopy to identify the souce of bleeding in an adolescent with Turner's syndrome and significant intestinal hemorrhage. J Pediatr Surg(More)
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