Scholarly works by Children's Mercy Kansas City's doctors, nurses, researchers, and other staff.


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Works from 2009

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Sequential segmental analysis., Robert H. Anderson and Girish S. Shirali (Article)

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Thoracoscopic decortication vs tube thoracostomy with fibrinolysis for empyema in children: a prospective, randomized trial., Shawn D. St Peter, Kuojen Tsao, Troy L. Spilde, Scott J. Keckler, Christopher J. Harrison, Mary Anne Jackson, Susan W. Sharp, Walter S. Andrews, Douglas C. Rivard, Frank P. Morello, G W. Holcomb III, and Daniel J. Ostlie (Article)

Works from 2008

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An evidence-based definition for perforated appendicitis derived from a prospective randomized trial., Shawn D. St Peter, Susan W. Sharp, G W. Holcomb III, and Daniel J. Ostlie (Article)

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Assessment and management of the failing heart in children., Beth D. Kaufman, Robert E. Shaddy, Girish S. Shirali, Ronn Tanel, and Jeffrey A. Towbin (Article)

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Emergency department waiting room stress: can music or aromatherapy improve anxiety scores?, Lydia Holm and Laura Fitzmaurice (Article)

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Natural history of nonoperative management for grade 4 and 5 liver and spleen injuries in children., Jeannie C. Yang, Susan W. Sharp, Daniel J. Ostlie, G W. Holcomb III, and Shawn D. St Peter (Article)

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Quality of care for common pediatric respiratory illnesses in United States emergency departments: analysis of 2005 National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey Data., Jane F. Knapp, Stephen D. Simon, and Vidya Sharma (Article)

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Predictors of emesis and time to goal intake after pyloromyotomy: analysis from a prospective trial., Shawn D. St Peter, Kuojen Tsao, Susan W. Sharp, G W. Holcomb III, and Daniel J. Ostlie (Article)

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Sources of knowledge transfer among primary care pediatric health care providers., Dante Pappano, Gregory P. Conners, Scott McIntosh, Sharon Humiston, and Domenick Roma (Article)

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Comparison of BD Directigen™ EZ RSV and Binax NOW® RSV tests for rapid detection of respiratory syncytial virus from nasopharyngeal aspirates in a pediatric population, Rangaraj Selvarangan, David Abel, and Marilyn Hamilton (Article)

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Design and rationale of a randomized trial comparing the Blalock-Taussig and right ventricle-pulmonary artery shunts in the Norwood procedure., Richard G. Ohye, J William Gaynor, Nancy S. Ghanayem, Caren S. Goldberg, Peter C. Laussen, Peter C. Frommelt, Jane W. Newburger, Gail D. Pearson, Sarah Tabbutt, Gil Wernovsky, Lisa M. Wruck, Andrew M. Atz, Steve D. Colan, James Jaggers, Brian W. McCrindle, Ashwin Prakash, Michael D. Puchalski, Lynn A. Sleeper, Mario P. Stylianou, Lynn Mahony, Pediatric Heart Network Investigators, and Girish S. Shirali (Article)

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Laparoscopic intragastric stapled cystgastrostomy of pancreatic pseudocyst in a child., Konstantinos I. Makris, Shawn D. St Peter, Kuo-Jen Tsao, and Daniel J. Ostlie (Article)

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Bilateral lower extremity edema, Nirav Shastri and Becky Nicholas Lowry (Article)

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The influence of trisomy 21 on the incidence and severity of congenital heart defects in patients with duodenal atresia., Scott J. Keckler, Shawn D. St Peter, Troy L. Spilde, Daniel J. Ostlie, and Charles L. Snyder (Article)

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Enhancing the work environment of staff nurses using targeted interventions of support., Susan R. Lacey, Susan Teasley, Julia S. Henion, Karen S. Cox, Amanda Bonura, and Judith Brown (Article)

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Functional status, heart rate, and rhythm abnormalities in 521 Fontan patients 6 to 18 years of age., Andrew D. Blaufox, Lynn A. Sleeper, David J. Bradley, Roger E. Breitbart, Allan Hordof, Ronald J. Kanter, Elizabeth A. Stephenson, Mario Stylianou, Victoria L. Vetter, J Philip Saul, and Pediatric Heart Network Investigators (Article)

Flying the murky skies. The roles nurses can play in solving 'never events'., Susan Lacey, Karen Cox, and Randall O'Donnell (Article)

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Blood utilization in children managed non-operatively for blunt solid organ injury., Scott J. Keckler, Kuojen Tsao, Susan W. Sharp, G W. Holcomb III, Daniel J. Ostlie, and Shawn D. St Peter (Article)

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Management of pediatric acute appendicitis in the computed tomographic era., Kuojen Tsao, Shawn D. St Peter, Patricia A. Valusek, Troy L. Spilde, Scott J. Keckler, Abhilash Nair, Daniel J. Ostlie, and G W. Holcomb III (Article)

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Financial impact of in-house attending surgeon: a prospective study., Shawn D. St Peter, Casey M. Calkins, G W. Holcomb III, Charles L. Snyder, and Daniel J. Ostlie (Article)

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Occlusion of a recurrent tracheoesophageal fistula with surgisis., Scott J. Keckler, Shawn D. St Peter, Casey M. Calkins, and G W. Holcomb III (Article)

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Open vs laparoscopic repair of congenital duodenal obstructions: a concurrent series., Troy L. Spilde, Shawn D. St Peter, Scott J. Keckler, G W. Holcomb III, Charles L. Snyder, and Daniel J. Ostlie (Article)

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Pyloric stenosis: from a retrospective analysis to a prospective clinical trial - the impact on surgical outcomes., Shawn D. St Peter and Daniel J. Ostlie (Article)

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Resource utilization and outcomes from percutaneous drainage and interval appendectomy for perforated appendicitis with abscess., Scott J. Keckler, Kuojen Tsao, Susan W. Sharp, Daniel J. Ostlie, G W. Holcomb III, and Shawn D. St Peter (Article)

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Secondary analysis of merged American Hospital Association data and U.S. Census data: beginning to understand the supply-demand chain in pediatric inpatient care., Susan R. Lacey, Meredith Kilgore, Huifeng Yun, Ronda Hughes, Jeroan Allison, and Karen S. Cox (Article)

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Single daily dosing ceftriaxone and metronidazole vs standard triple antibiotic regimen for perforated appendicitis in children: a prospective randomized trial., Shawn D. St Peter, Kuojen Tsao, Troy L. Spilde, G W. Holcomb III, Susan W. Sharp, J Patrick Murphy, Charles L. Snyder, Ronald J. Sharp, Walter S. Andrews, and Daniel J. Ostlie (Article)

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The progressive development of pyloric stenosis: a role for repeat ultrasound., S J. Keckler, D J. Ostlie, G W. Holcomb III, and Shawn D. St Peter (Article)

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An intensive interactive course for 3D echocardiography: is 'crop till you drop' an effective learning strategy?, Carly Jenkins, Mark Monaghan, Girish S. Shirali, Raj Guraraja, and Thomas H. Marwick (Article)

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Chest radiograph after central line placement under fluoroscopy: utility or futility?, Scott J. Keckler, Troy L. Spilde, Brian Ho, KuoJen Tsao, Daniel J. Ostlie, G W. Holcomb III, and Shawn D. St Peter (Article)

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Current significance of meconium plug syndrome., Scott J. Keckler, Shawn D. St Peter, Troy L. Spilde, KuoJen Tsao, Daniel J. Ostlie, G W. Holcomb III, and Charles L. Snyder (Article)

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Transseptal left heart catheterization for a patient with a prosthetic mitral valve using live three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography., G H. Baker, Girish S. Shirali, and V Bandisode (Article)

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Treatment outcomes for nontuberculous mycobacterial cervicofacial lymphadenitis in children based on the type of surgical intervention, Julie L. Wei, Justin Bond, Kevin J. Sykes, Rangaraj Selvarangan, and Mary Anne Jackson (Article)

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Periumbilical swelling in an infant, Nirav Shastri and Lisa Gilmer (Article)

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Esophageal coin ingestion: going low tech., Gregory P. Conners (Article)

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Fat embolism syndrome., Renu Saigal, M Mittal, A Kansal, Y Singh, P R. Kolar, and Shobhit Jain (Article)

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Pediatric Safety and Quality, Susan R. Lacey, Janis B. Smith, and Karen Cox (Book)

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Differentiating the workplace needs of nurses by academic preparation and years in nursing., Kathleen A. Sexton, Cheri Hunt, Karen S. Cox, Susan Teasley, and Cathryn A. Carroll (Article)

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Left ventricular dysfunction is associated with intraventricular dyssynchrony by 3-dimensional echocardiography in children., G Hamilton Baker, Anthony M. Hlavacek, Karen S. Chessa, Dawn M. Fleming, and Girish S. Shirali (Article)

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Current application of thoracoscopy in children., Kuojen Tsao, Shawn D. St Peter, Susan W. Sharp, Abhilash Nair, Walter S. Andrews, Ronald J. Sharp, Charles L. Snyder, Daniel J. Ostlie, and G W. Holcomb III (Article)

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Laparoscopic cholecystectomy in the pediatric population., Shawn D. St Peter, Scott J. Keckler, Abhilash Nair, Walter S. Andrews, Ronald J. Sharp, Charles L. Snyder, Daniel J. Ostlie, and G W. Holcomb III (Article)

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Emergent Cardiopulmonary Support Circuit to Allow Tracheo-bronchial Foreign Body Removal, Shawn D. St Peter, Kuojen Tsao, Carrie L. Whittaker, Adam J. Schow, and Gary Grist (Article)

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Is epidural anesthesia truly the best pain management strategy after minimally invasive pectus excavatum repair?, Shawn D. St Peter, Kathryn A. Weesner, Ronald J. Sharp, Susan W. Sharp, Daniel J. Ostlie, and G W. Holcomb III (Article)

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Justification for an abbreviated protocol in the management of blunt spleen and liver injury in children., Shawn D. St Peter, Scott J. Keckler, Troy L. Spilde, G W. Holcomb III, and Daniel J. Ostlie (Article)

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Role and Type of Chest Tube Drainage Required for Thoracic Procedures, Shawn D. St Peter, Daniel J. Ostlie, and S S. Rothenberg (Article)

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Three dimensional echocardiography in congenital heart defects., Girish S. Shirali (Article)

Works from 2007

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Why pediatric health care providers are not using homeopathic antidiarrheal agents., Dante Pappano, Gregory P. Conners, Scott McIntosh, Sharon Humiston, and Domenick Roma (Article)

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Does routine nasogastric tube placement after an operation for perforated appendicitis make a difference?, Shawn D. St Peter, Patricia A. Valusek, Danny C. Little, Charles L. Snyder, G W. Holcomb III, and Daniel J. Ostlie (Article)

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Genotype prevalence and risk factors for severe clinical adenovirus infection, United States 2004-2006, Gregory C. Gray, Troy McCarthy, Mark G. Lebeck, David P. Schnurr, Kevin L. Russell, Adriana E. Kajon, Marie L. Landry, Diane S. Leland, Gregory A. Storch, Christine C. Ginocchio, Christine C. Robinson, Gail J. Demmler, Michael A. Saubolle, Sue C. Kehl, Rangaraj Selvarangan, Melissa B. Miller, James D. Chappell, Danielle M. Zerr, Deanna L. Kiska, Diane C. Halstead, Ana W. Capuano, Sharon F. Setterquist, Margaret L. Chorazy, Jeffrey D. Dawson, and Dean D. Erdman (Article)

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Tuberculous colitis mimicking Crohn disease, Angela L. Myers, Jennifer Colombo, Mary Anne Jackson, Christopher J. Harrison, and Charles R. Roberts (Article)

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A straightforward technique for removal of the substernal bar after the Nuss operation., Shawn D. St Peter, Ronald J. Sharp, Prashant Upadhyaya, KuoJen Tsao, Daniel J. Ostlie, and G W. Holcomb III (Article)

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Emergency department drug orders: does drug storage location make a difference?, Gregory P. Conners and Daniel P. Hays (Article)

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Pathophysiology of hypercalciuria in children., Tarak Srivastava and Uri S. Alon (Article)

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Routine laboratory testing data for surveillance of rotavirus hospitalizations to evaluate the impact of vaccination, Manish M. Patel, Jacqueline E. Tate, Rangaraj Selvarangan, Irini Daskalaki, Mary Anne Jackson, Aaron T. Curns, Susan Coffin, Barbara Watson, Richard Hodinka, Roger I. Glass, and Umesh D. Parashar (Article)

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Treatment of bronchopleural fistula with small intestinal mucosa and fibrin glue sealant., Scott J. Keckler, Troy L. Spilde, Shawn D. St Peter, KuoJen Tsao, and Daniel J. Ostlie (Article)

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A financial analysis of pediatric laparoscopic versus open fundoplication., Daniel J. Ostlie, Shawn D. St Peter, Charles L. Snyder, Ronald J. Sharp, Walter S. Andrews, and G W. Holcomb III (Article)

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Left ventricular noncompaction mimicking peripartum cardiomyopathy., Chetan Patel, Girish S. Shirali, and Naveen Pereira (Article)

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Survival after bidirectional cavopulmonary anastomosis: analysis of preoperative risk factors., Mark A. Scheurer, Elizabeth G Hill, Nagavardhan Vasuki, Scott Maurer, Eric M. Graham, Varsha Bandisode, Girish S. Shirali, Andrew M. Atz, and Scott M. Bradley (Article)

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The use of biosynthetic mesh to enhance hiatal repair at the time of redo Nissen fundoplication., Shawn D. St Peter, Daniel J. Ostlie, and G W. Holcomb III (Article)

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Abdominal complications related to type of repair for congenital diaphragmatic hernia., Shawn D. St Peter, Patricia A. Valusek, KuoJen Tsao, G W. Holcomb III, Daniel J. Ostlie, and Charles L. Snyder (Article)

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Adhesive small bowel obstruction after appendectomy in children: comparison between the laparoscopic and open approach., Kuo Jen Tsao, Shawn D. St Peter, Patricia A. Valusek, Scott J. Keckler, Susan Sharp, G W. Holcomb III, Charles L. Snyder, and Daniel J. Ostlie (Article)

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Laparoscopic duodenal atresia repair using surgical U-clips: a novel technique., Patricia A. Valusek, Troy L. Spilde, KuoJen Tsao, Shawn D. St Peter, G W. Holcomb III, and Daniel J. Ostlie (Article)

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The use of biosynthetic mesh to separate the anastomoses during the thoracoscopic repair of esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula., Shawn D. St Peter, Casey M. Calkins, and G W. Holcomb III (Article)

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The use of fundoplication for prevention of apparent life-threatening events., Patricia A. Valusek, Shawn D. St Peter, Kuojen Tsao, Troy L. Spilde, Daniel J. Ostlie, and G W. Holcomb III (Article)

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A comparison of chest tubes versus bulb-suction drains in pediatric thoracic surgery., Patricia A. Valusek, Kuojen Tsao, Shawn D. St Peter, Ronald J. Sharp, Walter S. Andrews, Charles L. Snyder, Daniel J. Ostlie, and G W. Holcomb III (Article)

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Laparoscopic splenopexy and cystectomy for an enlarged wandering spleen and splenic cyst., Prashant Upadhyaya, Shawn D. St Peter, and G W. Holcomb III (Article)

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Use of the multipurpose drainage catheter for the provision of acute peritoneal dialysis in infants and children., Ari Auron, Bradley A. Warady, Steve Simon, Douglas Blowey, Tarak Srivastava, Gulam Musharaf, and Uri S. Alon (Article)

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Does a ventriculotomy have deleterious effects following palliation in the Norwood procedure using a shunt placed from the right ventricle to the pulmonary arteries?, Eric M. Graham, Andrew M. Atz, Scott M. Bradley, Mark A. Scheurer, Varsha M. Bandisode, Antonio Laudito, and Girish S. Shirali (Article)

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Impact of Suture Choice on Stricture Formation Following Repair of Esophageal Atresia, Shawn D. St Peter, Patricia A. Valusek, Charles L. Snyder, G W. Holcomb III, and Daniel J. Ostlie (Article)

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Late abscess formation following indirect hernia repair utilizing silk suture., Casey M. Calkins, Shawn D. St Peter, Anthony Balcom, and J Patrick Murphy (Article)

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The initial experience of antithrombin III in the management of neonates with necrotizing enterocolitis., Shawn D. St Peter, Danny C. Little, Casey M. Calkins, G W. Holcomb III, Charles L. Snyder, and Daniel J. Ostlie (Article)

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VACTERL anomalies in patients with esophageal atresia: an updated delineation of the spectrum and review of the literature., Scott J. Keckler, Shawn D. St Peter, Patricia A. Valusek, Kuojen Tsao, Charles L. Snyder, G W. Holcomb III, and Daniel J. Ostlie (Article)

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Measurement of urea nitrogen and creatinine concentrations in peritoneal dialysate and other body fluids using the Vitros analyzer., Tarak Srivastava, Randah Althahabi, and Uttam Garg (Article)

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The future of emergency care of children: mind the gaps., Jane F. Knapp (Article)

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United States operating room nurses: work environment perceptions., Kathleen A. Sexton, Susan Teasley, Karen S. Cox, and Cathryn A. Carroll (Article)

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Essentials of laboratory medicine for the nephrology clinician., Tarak Srivastava, Uttam Garg, Y Raymond Chan, and Uri S. Alon (Article)

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Sustained beneficial effect of intravenous bisphosphonates after their discontinuation in children., Kim M. Waterhouse, Ari Auron, Tarak Srivastava, Connie J. Haney, and Uri S. Alon (Article)

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The genome-enabled electronic medical record., M A Hoffman (Article)

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Work environment perceptions of pediatric nurses., Karen S. Cox, Susan Teasley, Susan R. Lacey, Cathryn A. Carroll, and Kathleen A. Sexton (Article)

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A review of vascular surgery in the pediatric population., Shawn D. St Peter and Daniel J. Ostlie (Article)

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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease and Fundoplication in Infants and Children, Shawn D. St Peter and G W. Holcomb III (Article)

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HIV genotypic resistance testing to optimize antiretroviral prescribing: is there room for improvement?, Jonathan Uy, John T Brooks, Rose Baker, Mark Hoffman, Anne Moorman, and Richard Novak (Article)

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Improving work environment perceptions for nurses employed in a rural setting., Susan Teasley, Kathleen A. Sexton, Cathryn A. Carroll, Karen S. Cox, Michele Riley, and Kathleen Ferriell (Article)

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Pancreatic Operations in Children, an Institutional Experience and Review of Literature, Varun Puri, Lisa Martin, Shawn D. St Peter, G W. Holcomb III, and Daniel J. Ostlie (Article)

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Use of esophagocrural sutures and minimal esophageal dissection reduces the incidence of postoperative transmigration of laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication wrap., Shawn D. St Peter, Patricia A. Valusek, Casey M. Calkins, Steven B. Shew, Daniel J. Ostlie, and G W. Holcomb III (Article)

Works from 2006

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Bovine immune response to shiga-toxigenic Escherichia coli O157:H7., Mark A Hoffman, Christian Menge, Thomas A Casey, William Laegreid, Brad T Bosworth, and Evelyn A Dean-Nystrom (Article)

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Guidelines and standards for performance of a pediatric echocardiogram: a report from the Task Force of the Pediatric Council of the American Society of Echocardiography., Wyman W. Lai, Tal Geva, Girish S. Shirali, Peter C. Frommelt, Richard A. Humes, Michael M. Brook, Ricardo H. Pignatelli, Jack Rychik, and Pediatric Council of the American Society of Echocardiography (Article)

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Laparoscopic evaluation for contralateral patent processus vaginalis in children with unilateral inguinal hernia., Patricia A. Valusek, Troy L. Spilde, Daniel J. Ostlie, Shawn D. St Peter, Walter M. Morgan, John W. Brock, and G W. Holcomb III (Article)

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Feasibility and utility of three-dimensional color flow echocardiography of the aortic arch: The "echocardiographic angiogram"., Anthony Hlavacek, Jon Lucas, Hamilton Baker, Karen Chessa, and Girish S. Shirali (Article)

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Variability and resource utilization of bedside three-dimensional echocardiographic quantitative measurements of left ventricular volume in congenital heart disease., George Baker, English Flack, Anthony Hlavacek, Karen Chessa, Dawn Fleming, Mark Scheurer, and Girish S. Shirali (Article)

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Disseminated nontuberculous mycobacterial infections in sickle cell anemia patients, Emily A. Thorell, Mukta Sharma, Mary Anne Jackson, Rangaraj Selvarangan, and Gerald M. Woods (Article)

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Hernia uterus inguinale: a proposed algorithm using the laparoscopic approach., Kiran K. Turaga, Shawn D. St Peter, Casey M. Calkins, G W. Holcomb III, Daniel J. Ostlie, and Charles L. Snyder (Article)

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Echo-morphological correlates in patients with atrioventricular septal defect and common atrioventricular junction., William T. Mahle, Girish S. Shirali, and Robert H. Anderson (Article)

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Open versus laparoscopic pyloromyotomy for pyloric stenosis: a prospective, randomized trial., Shawn D. St Peter, G W. Holcomb III, Casey M. Calkins, J Patrick Murphy, Walter S. Andrews, Ronald J. Sharp, Charles L. Snyder, and Daniel J. Ostlie (Article)

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Cell-cycle regulatory proteins in the podocyte in collapsing glomerulopathy in children., Tarak Srivastava, Robert E. Garola, and H K. Singh (Article)

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Differences in diagnosis and treatment using telemedicine versus in-person evaluation of acute illness., Kenneth M. McConnochie, Gregory P. Conners, Anne F. Brayer, Julius Goepp, Neil E. Herendeen, Nancy E. Wood, Andrew Thomas, Danielle S. Ahn, and Klaus J. Roghmann (Article)

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Minimally invasive management of thoracoabdominal penetrating trauma in a child., Nitin Garg, Shawn D. St Peter, KuoJen Tsao, and G W. Holcomb III (Article)

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Transthoracic real-time three-dimensional echocardiography in the diagnosis and description of noncompaction of ventricular myocardium., G Hamilton Baker, Naveen L. Pereira, Anthony M. Hlavacek, Karen Chessa, and Girish S. Shirali (Article)

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Effectiveness of telemedicine in replacing in-person evaluation for acute childhood illness in office settings., Kenneth M. McConnochie, Gregory P. Conners, Anne F. Brayer, Julius Goepp, Neil E. Herendeen, Nancy E. Wood, Andrew Thomas, Danielle S. Ahn, and Klaus J. Roghmann (Article)

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A simple and more cost-effective antibiotic regimen for perforated appendicitis., Shawn D. St Peter, Danny C. Little, Casey M. Calkins, J Patrick Murphy, Walter S. Andrews, G W. Holcomb III, Ronald J. Sharp, Charles L. Snyder, and Daniel J. Ostlie (Article)

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Esophageal foreign bodies in the pediatric population: our first 500 cases., Danny C. Little, Sohail R. Shah, Shawn D. St Peter, Casey M. Calkins, Stephen E. Morrow, J Patrick Murphy, Ron J. Sharp, Walter S. Andrews, G W. Holcomb III, Daniel J. Ostlie, and Charles L. Snyder (Article)