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)
OBJECTIVES We evaluated the use of, and outcomes associated with, balloon angioplasty (BA) for recurrent coarctation in single ventricle (SV) and two ventricle (2V) patients following a Norwood-type aortic arch reconstruction (NTAR). BACKGROUND Extended patch augmentation of the aorta, a NTAR, is utilized in SV patients undergoing the Norwood procedure(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess whether an abnormality in cholesterol absorption or synthesis may be associated with hypocholesterolemia in patients with single ventricle anatomy following Fontan palliation. STUDY DESIGN This is a cross-sectional study of 21 patients with hypocholesterolemia following Fontan procedure and age/sex-matched healthy controls, with median(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies have evaluated recurrent coarctation after the Norwood procedure (NP) in patients with single-ventricle (SV) anatomy. Extended patch augmentation of the aorta, a Norwood-type arch reconstruction (NTAR), is also used in patients with 2 ventricles and a diffusely hypoplastic arch; however, outcomes after NTAR in these patients are(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)
OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that patients with complex congenital heart disease who have undergone Fontan palliation have low total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) levels. STUDY DESIGN We retrospectively reviewed the random serum lipid profiles obtained at cardiology clinic(More)