Wendy Whiteside

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OBJECTIVES To evaluate the safety and efficacy of prolonged dexmedetomidine administration (≥ 96 hrs) in critically ill children with heart disease. DESIGN Retrospective observational study. SETTING Cardiovascular intensive care unit in a single, tertiary care, academic children's hospital. INTERVENTIONS None. SUBJECTS We conducted a retrospective(More)
This article describes an effort by one rehabilitation team to create innovative approaches to team care in a medical rehabilitation hospital. The major arena for implementing change was the weekly patient rounds. We worked to increase patient involvement, developed a rounds coordinator role, used a structured format, and tried to integrate research(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine if lower starting pulse fluoroscopy rates lead to lower overall radiation exposure without increasing complication rates or perceived procedure length or difficulty. SETTING The pediatric cardiac catheterization laboratory at University of Michigan Mott Children's Hospital. PATIENTS Pediatric patients with congenital heart(More)
OBJECTIVES Diastolic dysfunction (DD), a key driver of long-term Fontan outcomes, may be concealed during standard haemodynamic evaluation. We sought to identify Fontan patients with occult DD using 'ventricular stress testing' with rapid volume expansion (RVE). METHODS Cardiac catheterisation with RVE was performed routinely in Fontan patients between(More)
We report a case of a 1-month-old infant with multiple intracardiac rhabdomyomas. In contrast to the known natural history of rhabdomyomas to show postnatal regression, this patient showed marked tumor progression prior to initiation of tumor regression at 10 months of age. In the absence of pronounced cardiovascular compromise, this finding should serve to(More)
BACKGROUND Transcatheter pulmonary valve replacement (TPVR) is an established therapy for dysfunctional right ventricular (RV) outflow tract conduits. TPVR in patients with congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries, subpulmonary left ventricle, and left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) conduit dysfunction has not been studied. Unique(More)