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  • Philip K. Frykman, Agneta Nordenskjöld, Akemi Kawaguchi, Thomas T. Hui, Anna L. Granström, Zhi Cheng +5 others
  • 2015
Development of potentially life-threatening enterocolitis is the most frequent complication in children with Hirschsprung disease (HSCR), even after definitive corrective surgery. Intestinal microbiota likely contribute to the etiology of enterocolitis, so the aim of this study was to compare the fecal bacterial and fungal communities of children who(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Interactions of neurotrophins with the appropriate trk receptors result in growth and maturational alterations in nervous system cells during development. The aim of this study was to examine whether similar interactions could be involved in human enteric nervous system (ENS) survival or differentiation as well. METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and safety of nonoperative treatment of acute nonperforated appendicitis with antibiotics in children. METHODS A pilot randomized controlled trial was performed comparing nonoperative treatment with antibiotics versus surgery for acute appendicitis in children. Patients with imaging-confirmed(More)
OBJECT Shunt infections represent a major problem with risk for sequelae and even death. The aim in this retrospective study was to analyze the incidence, origin, and clinical presentation of shunt infections, with special reference to the results of cultures for anaerobic organisms performed in addition to the usual tests, to prolonged incubation times,(More)
  • John Tengdin, Ron Chairman, Kevin Westfall, M Stephan, J Adamiak, J Angel +38 others
  • 1998
High impedance faults (HIFs) on distribution systems create unique challenges for the protection engineer. HIFs that occur do not produce enough fault current to be detectable by conventional overcurrent relays or fuses. This report presents a brief synopsis of what has transpired to date. It is based heavily on the history and application of today's(More)
OBJECT There are no randomized studies comparing the efficacy of different antibiotic regimens for the treatment of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunt infections, and in the studies that have been reported, efficacy data are limited. The aim of this study was therefore to report the authors' experience using a specific protocol for the management of shunt(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE The diagnosis of intestinal neuronal dysplasia (IND) has traditionally been based on the finding of hyperplasia of the submucous plexus and increased acetylcholinesterase activity in parasympathetic nerve fibers in the lamina propria. However, recently it has been suggested that proposed diagnostic criteria relating to nerve cell density(More)
Interactions of the trk family of tyrosine kinase receptors with neurotrophins promote growth and differentiation of nervous-system cells during development. Disturbances in neurotrophic signalling could be involved in functional or aganglionic conditions of the intestine such as Hirschsprung's disease (HD). Intestinal resection specimens from 20 children(More)
  • John Tengdin, Ron Chairman, Kevin Westfall, M Stephan, J Adamiak, J Angel +38 others
  • 2009
High impedance faults (HIFs) on distribution systems create unique challenges for the protection engineer. HIFs that occur do not produce enough fault current to be detectable by conventional overcurrent relays or fuses. This report presents a brief synopsis of what has transpired to date. It is based heavily on the history and application of today's(More)
BACKGROUND Serial transverse enteroplasty (STEP) was first described in 2003 as a method for lengthening and tapering of the bowel in short bowel syndrome. The aim of this multicentre study was to review the outcome of a Swedish cohort of children who underwent STEP. METHODS All children who had a STEP procedure at one of the four centres of paediatric(More)