Thomas B. Newman

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OBJECTIVE The purpose of this work was to study risk factors and neuroimaging characteristics of cerebral palsy in term and near-term infants. PATIENTS AND METHODS Among a cohort of 334,339 infants > or = 36 weeks' gestation born at Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program in northern California in 1991-2003, we identified infants with cerebral palsy and(More)
We evaluate the ability of a microcomputer program (Automatch) to link patient records in our hospital's database (N = 253,836) with mortality files from California (N = 1,312,779) and the U.S. Social Security Administration (N = 13,341,581). We linked 96.5% of 3,448 in-hospital deaths, 99.3% for patients with social security numbers. None of 14,073(More)
On February 2, 2004, the Food and Drug Administration organized a joint meeting of the Neuro-Psychopharmacologic Advisory Committee and Pediatric Subcommittee of the Anti-Infective Drugs Advisory Committee to examine the occurrence of suicidality in clinical trials that investigate the use of the newer antidepressant drugs in pediatric patients. Committee(More)
BACKGROUND The National Hospital of Pediatrics in Vietnam performed >200 exchange transfusions annually (2006-08), often on infants presenting encephalopathic from lower-level hospitals. As factors delaying care-seeking are not known, we sought to study care practices and traditional beliefs relating to neonatal jaundice in northern Vietnam. METHODS We(More)
A new expert panel report 1 released by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics 2 recommends universal screening of 9-to 11-year-old children with a nonfasting lipid panel and targeted screening of 2-to 8-year-old and 12-to 16-year-old children with 2 fasting lipid profiles. These guidelines(More)
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