Fellowship Research

Research supporting advances in pediatric surgery is foundation to the program at Children’s Mercy. Each Pediatric Surgery Fellow is encouraged to seek a faculty mentor in an area of surgical research and publish at least one paper or chapter per year as a result of this mentoring process.

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Works from 2019

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Clearing the cervical spine in patients with distracting injuries: An AAST multi-institutional trial., Abid D. Khan, Sean C. Liebscher, Hannah C. Reiser, Thomas J. Schroeppel, Michael J. Anstadt, Patrick L. Bosarge, Shannon L. Carroll, Jacob A. Quick, Stephen L. Barnes, Justin Sobrino, Jason Murry, Nicholas Morin, Mario Gomez, Heitor Consani, and Richard P. Gonzalez (Article)

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Supraclavicular Right/Left First Rib Resection, Justin A. Sobrino, Pablo Aguayo, and David Juang (Book Chapter)

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Withholding Urinary Catheters in Children Receiving Patient-Controlled Analgesia for Appendicitis., Justin A. Sobrino, Jason Axt, Joseph A. Sujka, Leo Andrew Benedict, Lisa Wedel, Daniel L. Millspaugh, and Shawn D. St Peter (Article)

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Temporal Artery Biopsy, Justin A. Sobrino and Jason D. Fraser (Book Chapter)

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Current Operative Management of Meckel Diverticulum, Justin A. Sobrino and G W. Holcomb III (Book Chapter)

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Therapeutic Direction Versus Adverse Outcomes in Children Undergoing Lung Biopsy., Justin A. Sobrino, Nhatrang Le, Joseph A. Sujka, Leo Andrew Benedict, Rebecca M. Rentea, Hanna Alemayehu, and Shawn D. St Peter (Article)

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Minimally Invasive Management of Duodenal and Jejunal Atresia, Justin A. Sobrino and Shawn D. St Peter (Book Chapter)

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Does Intravenous Acetaminophen Improve Postoperative Pain Control after Laparoscopic Appendectomy for Perforated Appendicitis? A Prospective Randomized Trial., Richard Sola, Amita A. Desai, Katherine W. Gonzalez, Nichole M. Doyle, Katrina L. Weaver, Ashwini S. Poola, Jason D. Fraser, Shawn D. St Peter, and Daniel L. Millspaugh (Article)

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Outcomes of Ostomy Location in Children: Placement of the Ostomy at the Umbilicus., Joseph Sujka, Hanna Alemayehu, Leo Andrew Benedict, Justin A. Sobrino, Shawn D. St Peter, and Jason D. Fraser (Article)

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Efficacy of oral antibiotics in children with post-operative abscess from perforated appendicitis., Joseph A. Sujka, Katrina L. Weaver, Justin A. Sobrino, Ashwini Poola, Katherine W. Gonzalez, and Shawn D. St Peter (Article)

Works from 2018

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A Pilot Study of Viscoelastic Monitoring in Pediatric Trauma: Outcomes and Lessons Learned., Bola Aladegbami, Pamela M. Choi, Martin S. Keller, and Adam M. Vogel (Article)

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The Laparoscopic Versus Open Approach for Reduction of Intussusception in Infants and Children: An Updated Institutional Experience., Leo Andrew Benedict, Derrick Ha, Joseph Sujka, Justin A. Sobrino, Tolulope A. Oyetunji MD MPH, Shawn D. St Peter, and Jason D. Fraser (Article)

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Same-Day Discharge for Nonperforated Appendicitis in Children: An Updated Institutional Protocol., Leo Andrew Benedict, Joseph Sujka, Justin Sobrino, Pablo Aguayo, Shawn D. St Peter, and Tolulope A. Oyetunji (Article)

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Benchmarking rectal cancer care: institutional compliance with a longitudinal checklist., William C. Chapman, Pamela Choi, Alexander T. Hawkins, Steven R. Hunt, Matthew L. Silviera, Paul E. Wise, Matthew G. Mutch, and Sean C. Glasgow (Article)

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Are Foley catheters needed after minimally invasive repair of pectus excavatum?, Tyler C. Friske, Richard Sola, Yangyang R. Yu, Abdur R. Jamal, Eric Rosenfeld, Huirong Zhu, Mark V. Mazziotti, Shawn D. St Peter, and Sohail R. Shah (Article)

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Variability in outcomes after gastroschisis closure across U.S. children's hospitals., Dani O. Gonzalez, Jennifer N. Cooper, Shawn D. St Peter, Peter C. Minneci, and Katherine J. Deans (Article)

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Maturation of effect size during enrollment of prospective randomized trials., Ashwini S. Poola, Tolulope A. Oyetunji, G W. Holcomb III, and Shawn D. St Peter (Article)

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A Single-Center Experience with Dynamic Compression Bracing for Children with Pectus Carinatum., Ashwini Suresh Poola, Amy L. Pierce, Beth A. Orrick, Shawn David St. Peter, Charles L. Snyder, David Juang, Pablo Aguayo, Jason D. Fraser, and George W. Holcomb III (Article)

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Role of intestinal Hsp70 in barrier maintenance: contribution of milk to the induction of Hsp70.2., Rebecca M. Rentea, Yuee Guo, Xiaorong Zhu, Mark W Musch, Eugene B Chang, David M Gourlay, and Jennifer L Liedel (Article)

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Magnet foreign body ingestion: rare occurrence but big consequences., Richard Sola, Eric H. Rosenfeld, Yangyang R Yu, Shawn D. St Peter, Sohail R. Shah, and Y R. Yu (Article)

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Does muscle biopsy change the treatment of pediatric muscular disease?, Joseph A. Sujka, Nhatrang Le, Justin Sobrino, Leo A Benedict, Rebecca M. Rentea, Hanna Alemayehu, and Shawn D. St Peter (Article)

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Enteric duplication in children., Joseph A Sujka, Justin Sobrino, Leo A. Benedict, Hanna Alemayehu, Shawn D. St Peter, and Richard J. Hendrickson (Article)

Works from 2017

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The role of 2-octyl cyanoacrylate in prevention of penile adhesions after circumcision: A prospective, randomized trial., Hanna Alemayehu, Nicole E. Sharp, Katherine Gonzalez, Ashwini S. Poola, Charles L. Snyder, and Shawn D. St Peter (Article)

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The financial impact of flipping the coin., Katherine W. Gonzalez, Shiva R. Reddy, Angela A. Mundakkal, and Shawn D. St Peter (Article)

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Re-Tubularization of Highly-Ischemic Anti-Mesenteric Border (ReHAB): A Novel Bowel Preservation Technique in Complex Gastroschisis., Richard J. Hendrickson, Ashwini S. Poola, Katherine W. Gonzalez, Joel Lim, and Tolulope A. Oyetunji (Article)

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Routine use of chest radiographs in the post-operative management of pectus bar removal: necessity or futility., Ashwini Suresh Poola, Rebecca M. Rentea, Katrina L. Weaver, and Shawn D. St Peter (Article)

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Review of surgical and anesthetic management for esophageal atresia with tracheoesophageal fistula, unilateral pulmonary agenesis and dextrocardia., Rebecca M. Rentea, Tolulope A. Oyetunji, John Erkmann, Joshua Q. Knowlton, and Richard J. Hendrickson (Article)

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Contemporary Management of Appendicitis in Children., Rebecca M. Rentea and Shawn D. St Peter (Article)

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Neonatal and pediatric esophageal perforation., Rebecca M. Rentea and Shawn D. St Peter (Article)

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Pediatric Appendicitis., Rebecca M. Rentea and Shawn D. St Peter (Article)

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Pediatric Ovarian Growing Teratoma Syndrome., Rebecca M. Rentea, Aaron Varghese, Atif Ahmed, Alexander Kats, Michelle Manalang, Tazim Dowlut-McElroy, and Richard J. Hendrickson (Article)

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Are esophagocrural sutures needed during laparoscopic fundoplication: A prospective randomized trial., Shawn D. St Peter, Ashwini S. Poola, Obinna Adibe, David Juang, Jason D. Fraser, Pablo Aguayo, and George W. Holcomb III (Article)

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The risk of developing a symptomatic inguinal hernia in children with an asymptomatic patent processus vaginalis., Katrina L. Weaver, Ashwini S. Poola, Joanna L. Gould, Susan W. Sharp, Shawn D. St Peter, and G W. Holcomb III (Article)