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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Asthma control is enhanced when health plans and providers cooperate., Candace Ramos, Christina Ciaccio, and Jay M. Portnoy (Article)

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Evaluation of three analyte-specific reagents for detection and typing of herpes simplex virus in cerebrospinal fluid, Suresh B. Selvaraju, Michelle Wurst, Rebecca T. Horvat, and Rangaraj Selvarangan (Article)

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Reversal of hypercalcemic acute kidney injury by treatment with intravenous bisphosphonates., Ari Auron, Leyat Tal, Tarak Srivastava, and Uri S. Alon (Article)

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Susceptibilities of Haemophilus influenzae, Streptococcus pneumoniae, including serotype 19A, and Moraxella catarrhalis paediatric isolates from 2005 to 2007 to commonly used antibiotics, Christopher J. Harrison, Charles Woods, Gordon Stout, Brittanie Martin, and Rangaraj Selvarangan (Article)

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Atorvastatin may have no effect on acute phase reaction in children after intravenous bisphosphonate infusion., Tarak Srivastava, Connie J. Haney, and Uri S. Alon (Article)

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Review of the evidence on the management of blunt renal trauma in pediatric patients., Jason D. Fraser, Pablo Aguayo, Daniel J. Ostlie, and Shawn D. St Peter (Article)

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Traumatic pseudoaneurysm of the anterior tibial artery treated with ultrasound-guided thrombin injection in a pediatric patient., Jason D. Fraser, Brent Cully, Douglas C. Rivard, Charles M. Leys, G W. Holcomb III, and Shawn D. St Peter (Article)

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Differences between pediatric registered nurses' perception of organizational support, intent to stay, workload, and overall satisfaction, and years employed as a nurse in magnet and non-magnet pediatric hospitals: implications for administrators., Susan R. Lacey, Susan Teasley, and Karen S. Cox (Article)

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Efficiency of CYP2C9 genetic test representation for automated pharmacogenetic decision support., Vikrant G Deshmukh, Mark A Hoffman, Catherine Arnoldi, Bruce E Bray, and Joyce A Mitchell (Article)

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Impact of standardization of creatinine methodology on the assessment of glomerular filtration rate in children., Tarak Srivastava, Uri S. Alon, Randah Althahabi, and Uttam Garg (Article)

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Intussusception in the adult: an unsuspected case of Peutz-Jeghers syndrome with review of the literature., Jason D. Fraser, Steven E. Briggs, Shawn D. St Peter, Giovanni De Petris, and Jacques Heppell (Article)

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Rationale and design of a trial of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibition in infants with single ventricle., Daphne T. Hsu, Seema Mital, Chitra Ravishankar, Renee Margossian, Jennifer S. Li, Lynn A. Sleeper, Richard V. Williams, Jami C. Levine, Brian W. McCrindle, Andrew M. Atz, Darlene Servedio, Lynn Mahony, Pediatric Heart Network Investigators, and Girish S. Shirali (Article)

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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)

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Update on the safety of long-acting beta-agonists in combination with inhaled corticosteroids for the treatment of asthma., Harold S. Nelson, Warner Carr, Robert Nathan, and Jay M. Portnoy (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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New types of immunotherapy in children., Noel Rodríguez-Pérez, Martin Penagos, and Jay M. Portnoy (Article)

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Pediatric athletic asthmatics., Terrence W. Carver (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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Strategies for primary prevention of atopy in children., Christina E. Ciaccio and Jay M. Portnoy (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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Management of allergic rhinitis., Jay M. Portnoy and Hugh Sampson (Response or Comment)

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Assessment of atherosclerotic cardiovascular risk and management of dyslipidemia in obese children, Geetha Raghuveer (Article)

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

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A novel bioresorbable film reduces postoperative adhesions after infant cardiac surgery., Andrew J. Lodge, Winfield J. Wells, Carl L. Backer, James E. O'Brien, Erle H. Austin, Emile A. Bacha, Thomas Yeh, William M. Decampli, Philip T. Lavin, and Samuel Weinstein (Article)

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Cephalosporins: a review., Christopher J. Harrison and Denise Bratcher (Article)

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The diagnosis and management of rhinitis: an updated practice parameter., Dana V. Wallace; Mark S. Dykewicz; David I. Bernstein; Joann Blessing-Moore; Linda Cox; David A. Khan; David M. Lang; Richard A. Nicklas; John Oppenheimer; Jay M. Portnoy; Christopher C. Randolph; Diane Schuller; Sheldon L. Spector; Stephen A. Tilles; Joint Task Force on Practice; American Academy of Allergy; Asthma & Immunology; American College of Allergy; Asthma and Immunology; and Joint Council of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (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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Allergy diagnostic testing: an updated practice parameter., I Leonard Bernstein; James T. Li; David I. Bernstein; Robert Hamilton; Sheldon L. Spector; Ricardo Tan; Scott Sicherer; David B K Golden; David A. Khan; Richard A. Nicklas; Jay M. Portnoy; Joann Blessing-Moore; Linda Cox; David M. Lang; John Oppenheimer; Christopher C. Randolph; Diane E. Schuller; Stephen A. Tilles; Dana V. Wallace; Estelle Levetin; Richard Weber; American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology; and American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (Article)

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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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Importance of mold allergy in asthma., Jay M. Portnoy, Charles S. Barnes, and Kevin Kennedy (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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The impact of home cleaning on quality of life for homes with asthmatic children., Charles S. Barnes, Kevin Kennedy, Luke Gard, Erika Forrest, Linda Johnson, Freddy Pacheco, Frank Hu, Children's Mercy Hospital, and Jay M. Portnoy (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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Volitional nonadherence in pediatric asthma: parental report of motivating factors., Montserrat M. Graves, Christina D. Adams, Jade A. Bender, Stacey Simon, and Jay M. Portnoy (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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Outcome measures for asthma disease management., Julie D K McNairn, Candace Ramos, and Jay M. Portnoy (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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Controversies regarding dampness and mold growth in homes., Jay M. Portnoy, Kevin Kennedy, and Charles S. Barnes (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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Comparison of indoor fungal spore levels before and after professional home remediation., Charles S. Barnes, Paul Dowling, Tom Van Osdol, and Jay M. Portnoy (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)