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


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Works from 2007

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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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Evidence-based allergy diagnostic tests., Jay M. Portnoy and Mercedes Amado (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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Comparison of enzyme immunoassay-based assays for environmental Alternaria alternata., Charles Barnes, Jay M. Portnoy, Michelle Sever, Samuel Arbes, Ben Vaughn, and Darryl C. Zeldin (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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Utilization patterns in an asthma intervention., Jay M. Portnoy and Donna Jennings (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)

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Incidence and outcome of cardiopulmonary resuscitation in patients with shunted single ventricle: advantage of right ventricle to pulmonary artery shunt., Eric M. Graham, Geoffrey A. Forbus, Scott M. Bradley, Girish S. Shirali, and Andrew M. Atz (Article)

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Recurrence of proteinuria following renal transplantation in congenital nephrotic syndrome of the Finnish type., Tarak Srivastava, Robert E. Garola, Marjo Kestila, Karl Tryggvason, Vesa Ruotsalainen, Mukut Sharma, Virginia J. Savin, Hannu Jalanko, and Bradley A. Warady (Article)

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Adherence in young children with asthma., Montserrat M. Graves, Christina D. Adams, and Jay M. Portnoy (Article)

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Diagnosing asthma in young children., Mercedes C. Amado and Jay M. Portnoy (Article)

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Nondiabetic consequences of obesity on kidney., Tarak Srivastava (Article)

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Real-time three-dimensional echocardiography is useful in the evaluation of patients with atrioventricular septal defects., Anthony M. Hlavacek, Fred A. Crawford, Karen S. Chessa, and Girish S. Shirali (Article)

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The medical effects of mold exposure., Robert K. Bush, Jay M. Portnoy, Andrew Saxon, Abba I. Terr, and Robert A. Wood (Article)

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Early experience with real-time three-dimensional echocardiographic guidance of right ventricular biopsy in children., Mark Scheurer, Varsha Bandisode, Pamela Ruff, Andrew Atz, and Girish S. Shirali (Article)

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Evaluation of a curriculum for intimate partner violence screening in a pediatric emergency department., Jane F. Knapp, M Denise Dowd, Christopher S. Kennedy, Jennifer Stallbaumer-Rouyer, and Deborah P. Henderson (Article)

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Know staff's "intent to stay"., Karen S. Cox, Susan Teasley, Richard A. Zeller, Susan R. Lacey, Lynn Parsons, Cathryn A. Carroll, and Peggy Ward-Smith (Article)

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Relative value units correlate with pediatric surgeons' operating time: when perceived myth becomes reality., Danny C. Little, Shawn D. St Peter, Casey M. Calkins, Sohail R. Shah, J Patrick Murphy, John M. Gatti, George K. Gittes, Ron J. Sharp, Walter S. Andrews, G W. Holcomb III, Daniel J. Ostlie, and Charles L. Snyder (Article)

Works from 2005

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Are the Ottawa ankle rules helpful in ruling out the need for x ray examination in children?, Angela L. Myers, Kristi Canty, and Tabby Nelson (Article)

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Past, present, and future: an overview of the microbiology of acute otitis media., Christopher J. Harrison (Article)

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Resident efficiency in a pediatric emergency department., M Denise Dowd, Celeste Tarantino, Theodore M. Barnett, Laura Fitzmaurice, and Jane F. Knapp (Article)

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Urachal anomalies in children: the vanishing relevance of the preoperative voiding cystourethrogram., Danny C. Little, Sohail R. Shah, Shawn D. St Peter, Casey M. Calkins, John P. Murphy, John M. Gatti, George K. Gittes, Ron J. Sharp, Walter S. Andrews, G W. Holcomb III, Daniel J. Ostlie, and Charles L. Snyder (Article)

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Biobrane versus duoderm for the treatment of intermediate thickness burns in children: a prospective, randomized trial., Christi Cassidy, Shawn D. St Peter, Stephanie Lacey, Margie Beery, Paggy Ward-Smith, Ronald J. Sharp, and Daniel J. Ostlie (Article)

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Characteristics of the interatrial communication in patients undergoing transcatheter device closure of atrial septal defects for cryptogenic stroke., Jon F. Lucas, Wolfgang A K Radtke, Varsha M. Bandisode, David L. Fairbrother, and Girish S. Shirali (Article)

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Does public education reduce ice storm-related carbon monoxide exposure?, George Lin and Gregory P. Conners (Article)

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Dra/AfaE adhesin of uropathogenic Dr/Afa+ Escherichia coli mediates mortality in pregnant rats, K. Wroblewska-Seniuk, Rangaraj Selvarangan, A. Hart, R. Pladzyk, P. Goluszko, A. Jafari, L. Du Merle, S. Nowicki, C. Yallampalli, C. Le Bouguénec, and B. Nowicki (Article)

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Vaccines in the pipeline, Mary Anne Jackson and Angela Myers (Article)

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Cardiac transplant following failed Fontan or Glenn procedures., Naveen L. Pereira and Girish S. Shirali (Article)

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Esophageal coin with an unusual radiographic appearance., Gregory P. Conners and James A. Hadley (Article)

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Trends in mode of delivery for gastroschisis infants., Charles L. Snyder and Shawn D. St Peter (Article)

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Bilateral congenital diaphragmatic hernia with absent pleura and pericardium., Shawn D. St Peter, Sohail R. Shah, Danny C. Little, Casey M. Calkins, Ronald J. Sharp, and Daniel J. Ostlie (Article)

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Management of asymptomatic coin ingestion., Gregory P Conners (Article)

Achieving Magnet status: demonstrating nursing excellence., Karen S. Cox, Cathryn Carroll, and Kathleen Sexton (Article)

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Diagnostic uses of metal detectors: a review., Gregory P. Conners (Article)

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Nurses' work environment perceptions when employed in states with and without mandatory staffing ratios and/or mandatory staffing plans., Karen S. Cox, Shelly C. Anderson, Susan Teasley, Kathleen A. Sexton, and Cathryn A. Carroll (Article)

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Gene expression in pediatric heart disease with emphasis on conotruncal defects., Douglas C. Bittel, Nataliya Kibiryeva, James E. O'Brien, Gary K. Lofland, and Merlin G. Butler (Article)

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Emergency physicians' practices and attitudes regarding procedural anaesthesia for nasogastric tube insertion., G A. Juhl and Gregory P. Conners (Article)

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Management of complications after hypospadias repair., Charles L. Snyder, Apostolos Evangelidis, Gregory Hansen, Shawn D. St Peter, Daniel J. Ostlie, John Gatti, George K. Gittes, Ronald J. Sharp, and J Patrick Murphy (Article)

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Current issues and perspectives in hypoplasia of the left heart., David Sedmera, Andrew C. Cook, Girish S. Shirali, and Tim C. McQuinn (Article)

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Impact of advanced age on weight loss and health benefits after laparoscopic gastric bypass., Shawn D. St Peter, Randall O. Craft, Judy L. Tiede, and James M. Swain (Article)

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Surgical images: soft tissue. Incarcerated gallbladder in a parastomal hernia., Shawn D. St Peter and Jacques Heppell (Article)

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Urolithiasis in adolescent children., Tarak Srivastava and Uri S. Alon (Article)

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Resources for Pediatric Consumer Health, Brenda R. Pfannenstiel MALS, MA, AHIP (Article)

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The clinical bioinformatics ontology: a curated semantic network utilizing RefSeq information., M Hoffman, C Arnoldi, and I Chuang (Article)

Works from 2004

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Examination protocol for three-dimensional echocardiography., Navin C. Nanda, Joseph Kisslo, Roberto Lang, Natesa Pandian, Tom Marwick, Girish S. Shirali, and Gina Kelly (Article)

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Hemodynamic status after the Norwood procedure: a comparison of right ventricle-to-pulmonary artery connection versus modified Blalock-Taussig shunt., Scott M. Bradley, Janet M. Simsic, Tim C. McQuinn, David M. Habib, Girish S. Shirali, and Andrew M. Atz (Article)

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Implications and limitations of an abnormal fetal echocardiogram., Geoffrey A. Forbus, Andrew M. Atz, and Girish S. Shirali (Article)

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Significance of proximal biliary dilatation in patients with anastomotic strictures after liver transplantation., Shawn D. St Peter, Manuel I. Rodriquez-Davalos, Hector M. Rodriguez-Luna, Edwyn M. Harrison, Adyr A. Moss, and David C. Mulligan (Article)

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An infrastructure for organizational support of research., Michelle R. Redfearn, Susan R. Lacey, Karen S. Cox, and Susan Teasley (Article)

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Image of the month. Pseudomembranous enterocolitis., Shawn D. St Peter, Kevin O. Leslie, and Jacques P. Heppell (Article)

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Effectiveness of cardiac surgery in trisomies 13 and 18 (from the Pediatric Cardiac Care Consortium)., Eric M. Graham, Scott M. Bradley, Girish S. Shirali, Christine B. Hills, Andrew M. Atz, and Pediatric Cardiac Care Consortium (Article)

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Wide local excision and split-thickness skin graft for circumferential Paget's disease of the anus., Shawn D. St Peter, Miguel Pera, Anthony A. Smith, Kevin O. Leslie, and Jacques Heppell (Article)

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Collection under paraffin is not necessary for stability of urine pH over 24 h., Tarak Srivastava and Gad Kainer (Article)

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Laparoscopic gastric bypass after failed open horizontal stapled gastroplasty., Shawn D. St Peter and J M. Swain (Article)

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Outcome following, and impact of, prenatal identification of the candidates for the Norwood procedure., Robin R. Fountain-Dommer, Scott M. Bradley, Andrew M. Atz, Martha R. Stroud, Geoffrey A. Forbus, and Girish S. Shirali (Article)

Works from 2003

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Chemoembolization followed by orthotopic liver transplant for epithelioid hemangioendothelioma., Shawn D. St Peter, Adyr A. Moss, Eric A. Huettl, Kevin O. Leslie, and David C. Mulligan (Article)

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Development of an asthma disease management program in a children's hospital., Kelly Miller, Peggy Ward-Smith, Karen Cox, Erika M. Jones, and Jay M. Portnoy (Article)

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The role of bisphosphonates in diseases of childhood., Tarak Srivastava and Uri S. Alon (Article)

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Multijurisdictional approach to biosurveillance, Kansas City., Mark A Hoffman, Tiffany H Wilkinson, Aaron Bush, Wayne Myers, Ron G Griffin, Gerald L Hoff, and Rex Archer (Article)

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Pulmonary function and exercise capacity for ELBW survivors in preadolescence: effect of neonatal chronic lung disease., Howard Kilbride, Mark Gelatt, and Richard J. Sabath (Article)

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Achalasia: A Comprehensive Review, Shawn D. St Peter and J A. Swain (Article)

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Clinical relevance of spore and pollen counts., Jay M. Portnoy and Charles Barnes (Article)

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Predictors of residual defects following closure of defects in the oval fossa using the Amplatzer device: echocardiography recapitulates morphometry., Duraisamy Balaguru, Robert H. Anderson, Geoffrey L. Rosenthal, Andrew C. Cook, Wolfgang A K Radtke, and Girish S. Shirali (Article)

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Necrotizing enterocolitis in full-term infants., Daniel J. Ostlie, Troy L. Spilde, Shawn D. St Peter, Nick Sexton, Kelly A. Miller, Ronald J. Sharp, George K. Gittes, and Charles L. Snyder (Article)

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Evaluation of pectus bar position and osseous bone formation., Daniel J. Ostlie, Julie K. Marosky, Troy L. Spilde, Charles L. Snyder, Shawn D. St Peter, George K. Gittes, and Ronald J. Sharp (Article)

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Hepatic control of perfusate homeostasis during normothermic extrocorporeal preservation., Shawn D. St Peter, C J. Imber, J Kay, T James, and P J. Friend (Article)

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Baby boomer nurses bearing the burden of care: A four-site study of stress, strain, and coping for inpatient registered nurses., Susan R. Santos, Cathryn A. Carroll, Karen S. Cox, Susan Teasley, Stephen D. Simon, Lynda Bainbridge, Marion Cunningham, and Lynn Ott (Article)

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Cell-cycle regulatory proteins in podocyte cell in idiopathic nephrotic syndrome of childhood., Tarak Srivastava, Robert E. Garola, J M. Whiting, and Uri S. Alon (Article)

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Effects of tacrolimus on ischemia-reperfusion injury., Shawn D. St Peter, Adyr A. Moss, and David C. Mulligan (Article)

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Seizures in a 13-year-old girl., Jane F. Knapp, Tiffany Johnson, and Sarah Alander (Article)

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Tacrolimus as a liver flush solution to ameliorate the effects of ischemia/reperfusion injury following liver transplantation., Shawn D. St Peter, David J. Post, Manuel I. Rodriguez-Davalos, David D. Douglas, Adyr A. Moss, and David C. Mulligan (Article)

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Sharing Information with Our Peers; What Works, What Doesn't, Brenda R. Pfannenstiel MALS, MA, AHIP (Article)

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Subcutaneous metastasis at a surgical drain site after the resection of pancreatic cancer., Shawn D. St Peter, Cuong C. Nguyen, David C. Mulligan, and Adyr A. Moss (Article)

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The spectrum of pneumatosis intestinalis., Shawn D. St Peter, Maher A. Abbas, and Keith A. Kelly (Article)

Works from 2002

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Amelioration of hepatic ischemia/reperfusion injury using indolepropionic acid., S R. Lefler, Shawn D. St Peter, M I. Rodriguez-Davalos, J C. Perumean, N A. Spence, A A. Moss, and D C. Mulligan (Article)

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Optimisation of an enzymatic method for beta-galactosidase., James B J McGuire, Tim J. James, Charles J. Imber, Shawn D. St Peter, Peter J. Friend, and Richard P. Taylor (Article)