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Results Total Results: 445

May, 2010
Article
Authors:

Fieldston ES, Hall M, Sills MR, Slonim AD, Myers AL, Cannon C, Pati S, Shah SS 

OBJECTIVE: High hospital occupancy may lead to overcrowding in emergency departments and inpatient units, having an adverse impact on patient care. It is not known how children's hospitals acutely respond to high occupancy. The objective of this study was to describe the frequency, direc...

Apr, 2010
Article
Authors:

Danzer E, Gerdes M, D'Agostino J, Bernbaum J, Siegle J, Hoffman C, Rintoul NE, Liechty KW, Flake AW, Adzick NS, Hedrick HL

PURPOSE: The objective of this study is to determine the short-term neurodevelopmental outcome in infants with giant omphalocele (GO). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between January 2002 and December 2007, 31 consecutive infants with GO received prenatal and postnatal care at our institution. O...

Jan, 2010
Article
Authors:

Walter JK, Lang CW, Ross LF

BACKGROUND: The American Medical Association, the British Medical Association and the Canadian Medical Association have guidelines that specifically discourage physicians from self-prescribing or prescribing to family members, but only the BMA addresses informal prescription requests bet...

Nov, 2009
Article
Authors:

Akers ALynch CGold MChang JC, Doswell WWiesenfeld H, Feng WBost J

OBJECTIVE: The relationship between weight and sexual behavior among adolescents is poorly understood. We examined this relationship in a nationally representative sample of high school girls. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional analysis of self-reported data from 7193 high school g...

Oct, 2009
Article
Authors:

Kresnicka LS, Rubin DM, Downes KJ, Lavelle JM, Hodinka RL, McGowan RL, Grundmeier R, Christian CW

BACKGROUND: Although recent recommendations for children after suspected sexual abuse incorporate nucleic acid amplification tests (NAATs) in algorithms that detect sexually transmitted infections (STIs), screening practices in the community remain uncertain. STUDY OBJECTIVE: We examine...

Oct, 2009
Article
Authors:

Blackstone MM, Wiebe DJ, Mollen CJ, Kalra A, Fein JA

BACKGROUND: Assault-injured adolescents who are seen in the emergency department (ED) are difficult to follow prospectively using standard research techniques such as telephone calls or mailed questionnaires. Interactive voice response (IVR) is a novel technology that promotes active par...

Aug, 2009
Article
Authors:

Rubin DM, Feudtner C, Localio R, Mandell DS

OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to compare on a national cohort of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) the concurrent use of ≥3 psychotropic medications between children in foster care and children who have disabilities and receive Supplemental Security Income, and to...

Jul, 2009
Article
Authors:

Fuller S, Nord AS, Gerdes M, Wernovsky G, Jarvik GP,Bernbaum J, Zackai E, Gaynor JM

OBJECTIVE: For most newborns, congenital heart defects (CHD) appear to be isolated anomalies and the brain is presumed to have normal developmental potential. Most studies of neurodevelopmental outcomes have focused on operative management strategies. METHODS: Infants with complex CHD a...

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