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BACKGROUND Parathyroid cryopreservation is used for potential autografting in patients who are rendered hypocalcemic following surgery. Cryopreservation employs multiple resources and carries a significant cost for processing and storage of tissue. Importantly, the length of time that parathyroid tissue remains functional after cryopreservation is not(More)
BACKGROUND Elderly patients with primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) are often not referred for surgical intervention because of concern of comorbid conditions that may increase perioperative complications. Because PHPT is more common in the elderly, we sought to compare indications and complications of minimally invasive parathyroidectomy in patients 70(More)
OBJECTIVE Posterior retroperitoneoscopic adrenalectomy (PRA) is a minimally invasive approach to removal of the adrenal gland. This anatomically direct approach, popularized by Walz, minimizes dissection and affords early access to the adrenal vein. We report the largest experience to date of PRA in the United States. METHODS The prospective endocrine(More)
OBJECTIVES Children and adolescents diagnosed as having Crohn disease (CD), a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), have increased vulnerability for anxiety symptoms that may be related to disease-related processes. The aims of this article are 3-fold: to report the proportion of pediatric patients with CD whose self-reported anxiety symptoms are(More)
Pulmonary capillary hemangiomatosis (PCH) is a pulmonary vascular disease that mainly affects small capillaries in the lung, and is often misdiagnosed as pulmonary arterial hypertension or pulmonary veno-occlusive disease due to similarities in their clinical presentations, prognosis, and management. In patients who are symptomatic, there is a high(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Nourishing a child undergoing bone marrow transplant (BMT) is essential, but the optimal method to achieve this is not established. The objectives of the study were to investigate the incidence and risk factors for complications of gastrostomy tubes in patients with BMT. METHODS A retrospective chart review was conducted of(More)
BACKGROUND Anxiety is linked with adverse health-related outcomes and increased health-seeking behaviors among patients with chronic illness. Yet, this relationship has received little attention in pediatric inflammatory bowel disease. The aim of this study was to examine whether anxiety symptoms predicted youth at increased risk for repeated disease(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate and categorize the locations of missed parathyroid glands found during reoperative parathyroidectomy and to determine any factors associated with these locations. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. SETTING Tertiary referral center. PATIENTS Fifty-four patients who underwent reoperative parathyroidectomy for persistent or(More)
BACKGROUND Home enteral nutrition (HEN) is a safe method for providing nutrition to children with chronic diseases. Advantages of HEN include shorter hospitalizations, lower cost, and decreased risk of malnutrition-associated complications. Follow-up after hospital discharge on HEN is limited. The purpose of this study was to look at children discharged on(More)