Vickie Atkins

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OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to collect and review available data on the incidence of sport-related complications in children with cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunts. METHODS After review of medical and legal literature revealed no reports on sports and shunts, an Internet-based survey was conducted of pediatric neurosurgeons. Observed(More)
OBJECTIVE Our purpose was to determine the incidence of significant neonatal morbidity in fetuses with documented pulmonary maturity delivered before 37 weeks' gestation. STUDY DESIGN A retrospective review of 213 pregnancies with documented fetal lung maturity (lecithin/sphingomyelin ratio > or = 2.0 or phosphatidylglycerol present) and delivery before(More)
We mimicked the condition of severe maternal diabetes by administering high doses of streptozotocin (STZ) to the pregnant rat to determine the effects of increased glucose availability on fetal glucose transport and to assess whether a relationship might exist between glucose transport and altered fetal growth. Fetuses of STZ-treated pregnant rats were(More)
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