Shelley Casier

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In today's dramatically restructured healthcare work environments, organizational trust is an increasingly important element in determining employee performance and commitment to the organization. The authors used Kanter's model of workplace empowerment to examine the effects of organizational trust and empowerment on two types of organizational commitment.(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the therapeutic interventions provided to newborn and pediatric patients by a dedicated combined neonatal pediatric critical care transport team. METHOD From November 1987 through December 1989 we prospectively compared the number of therapeutic interventions performed by the critical care transport team on newborns and pediatric(More)
Life expectancy after pediatric renal transplantation remains lower than that of the normal population largely due to cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Hyperlipidemia is a potentially modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular morbidity. Retrospective chart review of all available pediatric renal transplant patients (26) in a single center with(More)
BKVN has emerged as an important cause of pediatric renal allograft nephropathy, with significant graft dysfunction in majority of the cases. Reduced immunosuppression and cidofovir therapy are the most commonly used therapeutic options for the treatment of BKVN in these patients. Recently, a preliminary study in adult renal allograft recipients with BKVN(More)
The objective of this study was to determine the influence of: a) pediatrician versus nonpediatrician referrals on a transport team's therapeutic interventions and b) referring physician's year of graduation on interventions performed by the transport team. From November 1987 through December 1989 we prospectively compared the therapeutic interventions(More)
OBJECTIVES It is unclear whether fibroblast growth factor-23 (FGF-23) increases in response to phosphate accumulation or to decrease clearance in chronic kidney disease (CKD) as is the case with other low molecular weight proteins such as cystatin C (CysC). DESIGN AND METHODS This cross-sectional study measured serum FGF-23, CysC, and other serum markers(More)
The prevalence of progressive chronic kidney disease (CKD) in children and adults with spina bifida is considerable, rising, and entirely preventable. The best prevention of CKD in spina bifida is prevention of spina bifida itself through strategies that include folate supplementation, ideally before pregnancy. Dysfunctional bladder outlet causes febrile(More)
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