Susan Crowe

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PURPOSE To describe the clinical characteristics of a family with autosomal dominant lymphedema-distichiasis syndrome and to report the results of analysis of the FOXC2 gene DESIGN Observational and experimental study. METHODS The setting was a clinical practice. The study population was 17 members of a family with lymphedema-distichiasis. Observation(More)
The purpose of this article was to study the prevalence of strabismus and astigmatism in children with nonsyndromic plagiocephaly. Children with deformational plagiocephaly do not have an increased prevalence of strabismus compared with the general population but do have an increased prevalence of astigmatism, whereas children with nonsyndromic(More)
PURPOSE To describe the clinical and molecular findings in ten unrelated African American patients with Stargardt disease. DESIGN Retrospective, observational case series. METHODS We reviewed the clinical histories, examinations, and genotypes of 85 patients with molecular diagnoses of Stargardt disease. Three ABCA4 sequence variations identified(More)
PURPOSE The Vision First program began in the fall of 2002 as a community outreach initiative by the Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute in partnership with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. It was designed to provide free eye examinations to all prekindergarten, kindergarten, and first grade students enrolled in Cleveland City public schools in(More)
The transition to motherhood is a time of elevated risk for clinical depression. Dispositional optimism may be protective against depressive symptoms; however, the arrival of a newborn presents numerous challenges that may be at odds with initially positive expectations, and which may contribute to depressed mood. We have explored the relative contributions(More)
Introduction Communication errors are an important contributing factor in adverse outcomes in labor and delivery (L&D) units. The objective of this study was to identify common lapses in verbal communication using simulated obstetrical scenarios and propose alternative formats for communication. Methods Health care professionals in L&D participated in three(More)
Both obesity and smoking are public health burdens that together contribute to approximately one third of the deaths annually in the United States. In 2015, under the direction of Dr. Mark DeFrancesco, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists convened two workgroups with the purpose of creating toolkits that bring together information that(More)
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