Suzanne Schuh

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PURPOSE To perform a meta-analysis to evaluate the diagnostic performance of ultrasonography (US) and computed tomography (CT) for the diagnosis of appendicitis in pediatric and adult populations. MATERIALS AND METHODS Medical literature (from 1986 to 2004) was searched for articles on studies that used US, CT, or both as diagnostic tests for appendicitis(More)
BACKGROUND The rapidly evolving pandemic of novel 2009 swine-origin influenza A (H1N1) virus (S-OIV) demands that accurate and practical diagnostics be urgently evaluated for their potential clinical utility. OBJECTIVE To determine the diagnostic accuracy of a rapid influenza diagnostic test (RIDT) and direct fluorescent antibody (DFA) assay for S-OIV by(More)
BACKGROUND Radiographs are ordered routinely for children with ankle trauma. We assessed the predictive value of a clinical examination to identify a predefined group of low-risk injuries, management of which would not be affected by absence of a radiograph. We aimed to show that no more than 1% of children with low-risk examinations (signs restricted to(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine predictors of diagnostically inaccurate ultrasound scanning for suspected appendicitis. STUDY DESIGN Prospective emergency department cohort study of 263 previously healthy children 4 to 17 years of age undergoing ultrasound scanning. Ultrasound scanning results were interpreted as positive, negative, or equivocal for appendicitis(More)
BACKGROUND In children with croup, treatment with nebulized budesonide decreases symptoms, but it is uncertain how budesonide compares with dexamethasone, the conventional therapy for croup, and whether either reduces the rate of hospitalization. METHODS We performed a double-blind, randomized trial involving 144 children with moderately severe croup. The(More)
OBJECTIVE The pandemic influenza H1N1 2009 (pH1N1) virus is expected to remain a prominent circulating strain in the current and subsequent influenza seasons. The objective of this study was to compare the clinical course of infection with laboratory-confirmed pH1N1 and seasonal influenza A and B in a cohort of previously healthy children managed in the(More)
OBJECTIVES Although intravenous (IV) magnesium (Mg) can decrease hospitalizations in children with severe acute asthma, its use is often limited to resistant disease, and disposition may be determined prior to its use. Since knowledge about practice patterns of IV Mg would enhance knowledge translation and guide future research, we surveyed pediatric(More)
OBJECTIVE Rectal thermometry, the criterion standard of temperature measurement in young children, has numerous disadvantages. This study examined the agreement between rectal versus a new temporal artery professional model (TAPM) thermometer and rectal versus a home device temporal artery consumer model (TACM) thermometer, investigated if the TAPM can(More)
BACKGROUND Rectal thermometry correlates with core temperature and represents the criterion standard of measuring temperatures in young children. However, it has numerous disadvantages, and thus, an alternative method of measuring temperature with similar agreement with the core temperature as rectal thermometry is desired. A new, noninvasive temporal(More)
The aim of this study was to compare the response to inhaled albuterol after administration by nebulizer with the response after administration by a metered-dose inhaler and spacer device (MDI-spacer) to children with acute asthma. In a double-blind fashion, 33 children (6 to 14 years of age) with forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1) between 20% and(More)