Scott E. Gillespie

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Thirty-three in-patients attended for non-contrast enhanced computed tomography (CT) of chest and/or abdomen within a six-week period (11 M, 21 F) . All had measurement of their full blood profile within the previous 72 hours. Patients with a blood dyscrasia or known history of active bleeding were excluded. All patients were imaged using a Siemens Somatom(More)
OBJECTIVE Increasing demand for pediatric procedural sedation has resulted in a marked increase in provision of pediatric procedural sedation by pediatric critical care physicians both inside and outside of the ICU. Reported experience of pediatric critical care physicians-administered pediatric procedural sedation is limited. We used the Pediatric Sedation(More)
BACKGROUND We report our current-era results after placement of a modified Blalock-Taussig shunt (mBTS) as the first surgery in the multistage palliation strategy of neonates born with single ventricle (SV) anomalies associated with restrictive pulmonary blood flow. METHODS Between 2002 and 2012, 174 neonates with SV underwent mBTS. Competing risks(More)
TITLE Encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis - A 5 year experience. AIM Encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis (EPS) is a rare, life-threatening condition, characterised by a progressive, intra-abdominal inflammatory process resulting in fibrotic visceral constriction. We report the aetiology, management, and outcome of EPS in Belfast. METHOD All patients(More)
BACKGROUND Half of the 19 million sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and 26% of HIV infections annually in the United States occur in youth aged 13-24 years. STIs are a risk factor for HIV acquisition and transmission, but data are lacking on HIV treatment as an intervention to reduce STIs. METHODS A single-centered, retrospective analysis of(More)
RATIONALE As more preterm infants recover from severe bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), it is critical to understand the clinical consequences of this condition on the lung health of adult survivors. OBJECTIVES To assess structural and functional lung parameters in young adult BPD survivors and preterm and term control subjects. METHODS Young adult(More)
BACKGROUND We sought to review current-era experience with multistage palliation of neonates with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) and to examine the patients' anatomic, and surgical risk factors influencing outcomes. METHODS A retrospective review of 219 HLHS patients who underwent the Norwood operation from 2002 to 2012 was performed. Competing(More)
BACKGROUND Differences in right ventricle and tricuspid valve structure compared with left ventricle and mitral valve structure make them less equipped to support the systemic circulation long term, with subsequent systemic right ventricle failure. We examined the effect of dominant ventricle morphology on single ventricle palliation outcomes. METHODS We(More)
OBJECTIVE to determine the ability of participants in the Burden of Obstructive Lung Disease (BOLD) study to meet quality goals for spirometry test session quality and to assess factors contributing to good quality. METHODS Following 2 days of centralized training, spirometry was performed pre- and post-bronchodilator (BD) at 14 international sites, in(More)
Rotavirus and norovirus are important etiologies of gastroenteritis among hospitalized children. During 2012-2013, we tested 207 residual stool specimens from children with healthcare-associated vomiting and/or diarrhea for rotavirus and norovirus. Twenty (10%) were rotavirus positive, and 3 (3%) were norovirus positive, stressing the importance of these(More)