Robert Stunden

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Six neonates are described with a gangrenous omphalitis, a disease not reported for many years. They had many features in common including previous good health. In two, the disease was preceded by the application of tobacco ash to the umbilical stump. Clinically there was gangrene of the umbilicus with a blood-stained discharge and extensive cellulitis(More)
A prospective study of ultrasound in the diagnosis of idiopathic hypertrophic pyloric stenosis (IHPS) in 200 consecutive infants with persistent vomiting is reported. The criteria evaluated include measurements of the pyloric diameter, muscle thickness and canal length, and observing the function of the pylorus and gastric peristalsis in real-time. Using(More)
A case of prolonged conjugated hyperbilirubinaemia in infancy due to cystic fibrosis is reported. The patient was referred as a probable biliary atresia, but because of recurrent pulmonary infections the diagnosis of cystic fibrosis was entertained and confirmed on sweat test and liver histology.
Selective bronchial intubation and lavage under fluoroscopic control was performed in 10 surgical neonates and infants to clear lobar atelectasis, after standard physiotherapeutic techniques had failed. Full re-expansion of the lung was obtained in all cases. The indications and techniques of selective bronchial intubation and lavage are described. This(More)
Autonomic receptors in the upper gastro-intestinal tract permit pharmacologic manipulation of esophageal and gastric function. A new non-anti-dopaminergic, non-cholinergic, prokinetic agent, cisapride, was evaluated to determine it's efficacy in controlling gastro-esophageal reflux (GER) in infancy. Forty infants, mean age 6.5 months, were studied and their(More)
The management of 25 children with pseudocyst of the pancreas presenting over a 30-year period is reviewed. Nearly a third could be managed nonoperatively, monitoring clinical signs, serum amylase, and in recent years the findings of ultrasound and CT scan. Persistence of symptoms, signs, and hyperamylasemia for more than 4 weeks indicated failed resolution(More)
Thirty-nine patients with trigeminal neuralgia, not controlled by medical treatment, were treated by radio-frequency thermocoagulation of the Gasserian ganglion and its posterior rootlets. Thirty-six received satisfactory pain relief. In 30 patients touch sensation in the treated territory was preserved. The corneal reflex was affected in only six patients,(More)
Foregut drug receptors permit inotropic manipulation of the dysmotility pattern associated with gastroesophageal reflux (GER). Two prokinetic agents, ie, Metoclopramide and Cisapride were assessed in 18 infants with severe GER (mean age 6.5 months) by means of 18-hour continuous intraesophageal pH monitoring. Six parameters were recorded, and the results(More)