Sigrid Bairdain

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Long gap esophageal atresia (EA) is characterized by esophageal segments that are too far apart for primary anastomosis. Surgical repair utilizing interposition grafts or gastric transposition are often employed. The Foker staged lengthening procedure is an alternative surgical method that utilizes continuous traction on the esophagus to induce esophageal(More)
BACKGROUND During Roux-en-Y gastric bypasses (RYGB), some surgeons elect to perform a vagotomy to reduce symptoms of gastro-oesophageal reflux (GER). Routine vagotomy during RYGB may independently affect weight loss and metabolic outcomes following bariatric surgery. We aimed to determine whether vagotomy augments percent excess weight loss in obese(More)
PURPOSE Tracheobronchomalacia (TBM) is associated with esophageal atresia, tracheoesophageal fistulas, and congenital heart disease. TBM results in chronic cough, poor mucous clearance, and recurrent pneumonias. Apparent life-threatening events or recurrent pneumonias may require surgery. TBM is commonly treated with an aortopexy, which indirectly elevates(More)
PURPOSE The Foker process (FP) uses tension-induced growth for primary esophageal reconstruction in patients with long gap esophageal atresia (LGEA). It has been less well described in LGEA patients who have undergone prior esophageal reconstruction attempts. METHODS All cases of LGEA treated at our institution from January 2005 to April 2014 were(More)
PURPOSE To determine the incidence of catheter-associated venous thromboembolic events (VTE) in long gap esophageal atresia (LGEA) patients treated at Boston Children's Hospital (BCH) and to identify possible risk factors associated with their development. METHODS We performed a retrospective analysis of LGEA patients from 2005 to 2012. Symptomatic VTEs(More)
BACKGROUND Infants with serious congenital heart disease (CHD) appear to be at increased risk for necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). This study aimed to quantify the incidence and mortality of NEC among very low birth weight (VLBW) neonates with serious CHD, and identify specific CHD diagnoses at the highest risk for developing NEC. STUDY DESIGN Data were(More)
PURPOSE Patients with intestinal failure (IF) are known to have impaired absorption of nutrients required for maintenance of skeletal mass. Rates and risk factors of low bone mineral density (BMD) are unknown in pediatric IF patients. METHODS Following IRB approval, patients with IF having undergone DXA scans were identified and laboratory, clinical, and(More)
BACKGROUND The early outcomes of using jejunal interpositions to establish esophageal continuity in patients who have had a failed repair of esophageal atresia (EA) were determined. STUDY DESIGN This was a retrospective review of all patients treated at our institution with a jejunal interposition after a failed EA repair from 2010 to 2015. Demographics,(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic techniques have been applied to restorative proctocolectomy since the early 2000's. We have employed a technique for laparoscopic-assisted total proctocolectomy (TPC) and ileal pouch anal anastomosis (IPAA) for the treatment of children with ulcerative colitis (UC). METHODS We retrospectively reviewed 68 laparoscopic-assisted TPCs(More)
PURPOSE Pulmonary support (PS) on day-of-life-30 (DOL-30) has been shown to be the strongest predictor of subsequent morbidity and in-patient mortality in congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). We hypothesized that PS on DOL-30 can also predict long-term outcomes in CDH survivors. METHODS We analyzed records of 201 CDH survivors followed by a single(More)