William Berquist

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Forty of 82 patients with recurrent pneumonias and/or clinical asthma were found to have gastroesophageal reflux (GER) by the criteria of two or more of five tests positive for GER. Of 36 patients with GER followed for response to therapy, 32 patients attempted medical therapy and four had fundoplications. Ten of 32 (31%) patients on medical therapy had(More)
Although it remains a relatively infrequent procedure in children, CLKT has become a viable option for a select group of pediatric patients with severe liver and kidney disease. Most are performed for rare primary diseases such as PH1, but a selected few are performed in the setting of concomitant hepatic and renal failure of uncertain etiology and(More)
Seventy-three medical records of pediatric patients admitted for acetaminophen overdose were reviewed. Twenty-eight patients (39%) had severe liver toxic effects, and six of them underwent liver transplantation. Multiple miscalculated overdoses given by parents, with delay in therapy, are risk factors and the major cause of overdose in children 10 years of(More)
Clinical features, radiographic and esophageal manometry findings, and treatment results in 16 patients less than 15 years old with achalasia are described. Esophageal manometry performed in 15 patients showed results similar to those found in adults: (1) increased resting lower esophageal sphincter pressure, (2) incomplete or failure of relaxation of the(More)
BACKGROUND Combined liver-kidney transplantation is the definitive treatment for end-stage renal disease caused by primary hyperoxaluria type I (PH1). The infantile form is characterized by renal failure early in life, advanced systemic oxalosis, and a formidable mortality rate. Although others have reported on overall results of transplantation for PH1(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the influence of several clinicopathologic factors on the 3-year actuarial survival of patients with nonfibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) following orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). DESIGN A case series of 26 consecutive patients with HCC treated with OLT, with a maximum follow-up of 90 months. SETTING A tertiary(More)
The incidence of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection and lymphoproliferative disorder (LPD) was determined in a pediatric liver transplant population consisting of 51 children treated with FK506 and 91 treated with cyclosporine. The incidence of symptomatic EBV infection was 21.9% (23 of 105 cases) in children < 5 yr old and 10.8% (4 of 37 cases) in children(More)
Fiberoptic upper intestinal endoscopy has been shown in the last decade to be the most sensitive technique to diagnose upper gastrointestinal disease. Diagnostic endoscopy has been shown to be safe, with a low complication rate of less than 2 per cent, and most of those reported have been minor. Furthermore, therapeutic endoscopy has been used to treat(More)