T Mackenzie

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BACKGROUND Large-volume paracentesis has been evaluated for both therapeutic and diagnostic purposes in the management of ascites in cirrhotic adults. There are no published data relating to the safety, efficacy, or methods of this procedure in children. The objective of this study was to characterize the authors' initial experience with large-volume(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the influence of the new onset of esophageal variceal hemorrhage (EVH) on transplant-free survival in children with biliary atresia and to examine variables that predicted survival after the onset of EVH. METHODS Retrospective chart review of 134 patients with biliary atresia who underwent portoenterostomy between 1973 and 1992 at a(More)
BACKGROUND Early treatment for Crohn's disease (CD) with immunomodulators and/or anti-TNF agents improves outcomes in comparison to a slower 'step up' algorithm. However, there remains a limited ability to identify those who would benefit most from early intensive therapy. AIM To develop a validated, individualised, web-based tool for patients and(More)
A 32-year-old Yemeni man with no previous medical history presented with 1 week of dull right upper quadrant (RUQ) abdominal pain and associated diarrhea. His vital signs were pulse rate 80 beats/min; blood pressure 122/83 mm Hg; respirations 18 breaths/min; oral temperature, 97.8 F; and SaO2 98% on room air. Physical examination revealed only mild RUQ(More)
PURPOSE We wanted to study the effects of different lid specula on retinoscopy readings in the pediatric population. METHODS We prospectively enrolled 29 patients from the Eye Clinic at The Children's Hospital of Denver who were being examined under anesthesia and met the inclusion criteria for the study. Any patient with ocular pathology that could(More)
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