Vivian J Harris

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Of 338 children with hydrocarbon ingestion, 134 (40 percent) had pneumonia. Pneumonia was most common after kerosene, furniture polish and lighter fluid ingestion. The pneumonia was most severe, however, with furniture polish. Pneumatoceles occurred in 14 children, most commonly with charcoal lighter fluid ingestion. Pneumatoceles generally appeared late,(More)
PURPOSE To determine if a three-dimensional (3D) gadolinium-enhanced technique is useful for improving the accuracy of magnetic resonance (MR) angiography. MATERIALS AND METHODS Prospectively, two-dimensional (2D) time-of-flight (TOF) and 3D gadolinium-enhanced MR angiography was performed in 23 patients. Conventional arteriography, the reference(More)
PURPOSE To assess the outcome of interventional radiologic placement of tunneled hemodialysis catheters via the right internal jugular vein. MATERIALS AND METHODS In 194 patients, the catheter was placed via the right internal jugular vein unless thrombosis was present. Real-time ultrasound-guided puncture and fluoroscopic guidance were used. Patients(More)
PURPOSE To determine whether silver-coated tunneled hemodialysis catheters reduce infection and to determine the frequency of central venous thrombosis and stenosis with percutaneous placement of right internal jugular vein dialysis catheters by interventional radiologists. MATERIALS AND METHODS Ninety-one patients were randomly assigned to a treatment(More)
PURPOSE To compare results of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) placement with 10- and 12-mm Wallstents. MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty-six TIPS procedures in 47 patients were retrospectively reviewed. Wallstents that were 10 mm in diameter were used in 23 patients, and those that were 12 mm in diameter were used in 23 patients. Immediate(More)
PURPOSE To develop a magnetic resonance (MR) angiography protocol, with use of breath-hold techniques, for simultaneous aortoiliac inflow assessment and renal artery screening in patients with lower extremity ischemia or aortic aneurysm. MATERIALS AND METHODS Breath-hold three dimensional gadolinium-enhanced MR angiography was performed in 50 patients(More)
This paper describes an infant with Caffey's disease who presented with swelling of the first metatarsal shown as hyperostosis histologically. He then developed scapular sclerosis and new bone formation. The mandible became involved 26 days after onset. A review of a 12 year experience with Caffey's disease (33 patients) disclosed a definite decrease in the(More)
Of 14 patients whose final diagnosis was upper airways obstruction associated with heart failure, 3 presented with systemic hypertension (up to 200/100 mmHg). In 2 the hypertension was so severe that at first it had to be considered as a possible cause of the presenting symptoms. The subsequent history indicated that it was an effect of the upper airways(More)