Yasmine Yousef

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BACKGROUND Anastomotic stricture is the most common complication following repair of esophageal atresia. An Esophageal Anastomotic Stricture Index (EASI) based on the postoperative esophagram may identify patients at high risk of stricture formation. METHODS Digital images of early postoperative esophagrams of patients undergoing EA repair from 2005 to(More)
OBJECTIVES This study describes the management of patients with bilobar colorectal liver metastases (CRLM). METHODS A retrospective collection of data on all patients with CRLM who were considered for staged resection (n= 85) from January 2003 to January 2011 was performed. Patients who underwent one hepatic resection were considered to have had a failed(More)
INTRODUCTION Congenital paraesophageal hernia (CPEH) is the least common congenital diaphragmatic hernia. We performed an extensive review to further define this entity. METHODS A retrospective study of children with CPEH (types II-IV hiatal hernias) treated at two children's hospitals over a 25-year period (1988-2013) was performed. RESULTS Fourteen(More)
BACKGROUND Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infections are responsible for the development of chronic hepatitis in 400 million people worldwide. Currently, no consensus exists as to when treatment should be initiated for pediatric patients. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the risks and predictive factors of success of lamivudine treatment in children with chronic, active(More)
OBJECTIVES Cases of esophageal carcinoma have been documented in survivors of esophageal atresia (EA). Children with EA undergo considerable amounts of diagnostic imaging and consequent radiation exposure potentially increasing their lifetime cancer mortality risk. This study evaluates the radiological procedures performed on patients with EA and estimates(More)
1Department of Surgery, University of California Davis, Sacramento, California, United States 2Department of General Surgery, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada 3Department of Surgery, Université de Montréal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada 4Department of Surgery Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States 5Department of Pediatric(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE We investigated whether rupture increased the recurrence rate of pediatric ovarian neoplasms. DESIGN 20-year single-institution retrospective study. SETTING Tertiary, free-standing, university children's hospital. PARTICIPANTS All girls with ovarian neoplasms treated during between 1991 and 2011. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE Tumor(More)
BACKGROUND The treatment of perforated appendicitis in children is characterized by significant variability in care, morbidity, resource utilization, and outcomes. We prospectively studied how minimization of care variability affects outcomes. METHODS A clinical pathway for perforated appendicitis, in use for three decades, was further standardized in May(More)
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