K D Blake
Affiliation: Dalhousie University
- Adolescent and adult issues in CHARGE syndromeKim D Blake
Department of Pediatrics, IWK Health Centre, Dalhousie University, NS, Canada
Clin Pediatr (Phila) 44:151-9. 2005..The resulting body of information provides important insights into the prognosis and special needs of individuals with CHARGE, as well as further research questions...
- A structured communication adolescent guide (SCAG): assessment of reliability and validityKim Blake
Department of Pediatrics, IWK Health Centre, Halifax, Canada
Med Educ 39:482-91. 2005..To assess the reliability and validity of a Structured Communication Adolescent Guide (SCAG) in an undergraduate medical education setting using trained adolescent raters...
- Postoperative airway events of individuals with CHARGE syndromeKim Blake
Department of Pediatrics, Dalhousie University, Canada
Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 73:219-26. 2009..This study describes the postoperative anesthetic related airway events (i.e. re-intubations for apneas and desaturations, airway obstruction due to excessive secretions) of nine individuals with CHARGE syndrome...
- Cranial nerve manifestations in CHARGE syndromeKim D Blake
Department of Pediatrics, IWK Health Centre, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Am J Med Genet A 146:585-92. 2008..Isolated CN involvement was rare. Ascertainment was highest for CN IX/X, and lowest for VIII vestibular. The frequency of CN involvement was generally higher than that reported in the literature...
- Structured clinical case PowerPoint presentations for distributed learningKim Blake
IWK Health Centre, Dalhousie University, 5850/5980 University Avenue, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 6R8, Canada
Med Educ 41:512-3. 2007
- CHARGE syndromeKim D Blake
Department of Pediatrics, IWK Health Centre, Dalhousie University, Canada
Orphanet J Rare Dis 1:34. 2006..As the child develops, challenging behaviors become more common and require adaptation of educational and therapeutic services, including behavioral and pharmacological interventions...
- The risks and benefits of being a young female adolescent standardised patientK D Blake
IWK Health Centre and Dalhousie University, 5850 5980 University Avenue, PO Box 9700, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 6R8, Canada
Med Educ 40:26-35. 2006..To follow the progress of young female adolescents, as risk-taking standardised patients (SPs), and to monitor for adverse affects that role-playing may have on the adolescents...
- Scoliosis in CHARGE: a prospective survey and two case reportsCrystal Doyle
IWK Health Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Am J Med Genet A 133:340-3. 2005....
- Behavioral profiles and symptoms of autism in CHARGE syndrome: preliminary Canadian epidemiological dataIsabel M Smith
Department of Pediatrics, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Am J Med Genet A 133:248-56. 2005..Results are discussed with reference to the challenges inherent in the diagnosis of autism in individuals with sensory impairments, and to the implications for understanding the etiology of CHARGE syndrome and of ASD...
- Ocular features of CHARGE syndromeKaren McMain
Clinical Vision Science, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
J AAPOS 12:460-5. 2008..To detail the presence and severity of ocular and cranial nerve abnormalities found in individuals with CHARGE syndrome in a distinct geographic area...
- Early oral sensory experiences and feeding development in children with CHARGE syndrome: a report of five casesCindy Dobbelsteyn
School of Human Communication Disorders, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Dysphagia 20:89-100. 2005..The nature of these difficulties and the potential contributory factors are discussed...
- Feeding difficulties in children with CHARGE syndrome: prevalence, risk factors, and prognosisCindy Dobbelsteyn
School of Human Communication Disorders, Dalhousie University, 5599 Fenwick Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 1R2
Dysphagia 23:127-35. 2008..The presence of these conditions in infancy suggests the likelihood of long-term feeding difficulty and warrants the ongoing attention of feeding specialists...
- What makes a physician an exemplary communicator with patients?Toni Suzuki Laidlaw
Division of Medical Education, Dalhousie University, Canada
Patient Educ Couns 68:153-60. 2007..A pilot study was conducted to examine the characteristics, capacities (beliefs, values and intentions) and skills that distinguish exemplary communicators from less exemplary communicators in patient-physician encounters...
- Who's afraid of the pre-school child? A parent and toddler programme for teaching pre-clerkship clinical skillsKim Blake
IWK Health Center, Halifax, NS, Canada
Med Educ 36:1109. 2002
- Raising our HEADSS: adolescent psychosocial documentation in the emergency departmentLeanne L Van Amstel
Department of Pediatrics and Department of Emergency Medicine, Izaac Walton Killam Health Center, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Acad Emerg Med 11:648-55. 2004..Further study is needed to determine whether routine use of the HEADSS stamp technique can improve the detection and management of adolescent psychosocial problems...
- CHARGE syndrome from birth to adulthood: an individual reported on from 0 to 33 yearsLisa C Searle
Medical Student, Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada
Am J Med Genet A 133:344-9. 2005..At 33 years of age, he lives independently in a supervised group home, receives regular eye check-ups and is being monitored for severely reduced bone density...
- An epidemiological analysis of CHARGE syndrome: preliminary results from a Canadian studyKarina A Issekutz
Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Am J Med Genet A 133:309-17. 2005....
- Risk factors for poor bone health in adolescents and adults with CHARGE syndromeKaren E Forward
Dalhousie University Medical School, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Am J Med Genet A 143:839-45. 2007..Education is necessary to raise awareness regarding the importance of HRT, proper nutrition and weight-bearing activity for healthy bone development and maintenance in individuals with CHARGE syndrome...