George W Holcomb

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Affiliation: Children's Mercy Hospital
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Current management of complicated appendicitis in children
    George W Holcomb
    Department of Surgery and the Center for Prospective Clinical Trials, Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri 64108, United States
    Eur J Pediatr Surg 22:207-12. 2012
  2. pmc Mast cell activation and clinical outcome in pediatric cholelithiasis and biliary dyskinesia
    Craig A Friesen
    Department of Pediatrics, The Children s Mercy Hospital, 2401 Gillham Rd, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
    BMC Res Notes 4:322. 2011
  3. doi request reprint Single-site umbilical laparoscopic cholecystectomy
    George W Holcomb
    Department of Surgery, Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri 64108, USA
    Semin Pediatr Surg 20:201-7. 2011
  4. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic patch repair of diaphragmatic hernias with Surgisis
    George W Holcomb
    Department of Surgery, Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO 64108 4698, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 40:E1-5. 2005
  5. pmc Thoracoscopic repair of esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula: a multi-institutional analysis
    George W Holcomb
    Department of Surgery, Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    Ann Surg 242:422-8; discussion 428-30. 2005
  6. pmc Single daily dosing ceftriaxone and metronidazole vs standard triple antibiotic regimen for perforated appendicitis in children: a prospective randomized trial
    Shawn D St Peter
    Center for Prospective Clinical Trials, The Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 43:981-5. 2008
  7. pmc Resource utilization and outcomes from percutaneous drainage and interval appendectomy for perforated appendicitis with abscess
    Scott J Keckler
    Department of Surgery, Center for Prospective Clinical Trials, The Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 43:977-80. 2008
  8. doi request reprint A complete course of intravenous antibiotics vs a combination of intravenous and oral antibiotics for perforated appendicitis in children: a prospective, randomized trial
    Jason D Fraser
    Department of Surgery, The Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 45:1198-202. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Initial laparoscopic appendectomy versus initial nonoperative management and interval appendectomy for perforated appendicitis with abscess: a prospective, randomized trial
    Shawn D St Peter
    Center for Prospective Clinical Trials, The Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 45:236-40. 2010
  10. doi request reprint Irrigation versus suction alone during laparoscopic appendectomy for perforated appendicitis: a prospective randomized trial
    Shawn D St Peter
    Center for Prospective Clinical Trials, Department of Surgery, The Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    Ann Surg 256:581-5. 2012

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  1. doi request reprint Current management of complicated appendicitis in children
    George W Holcomb
    Department of Surgery and the Center for Prospective Clinical Trials, Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri 64108, United States
    Eur J Pediatr Surg 22:207-12. 2012
    ..We will also review the available data on the timing and necessity of appendectomy for perforated appendicitis. Finally, we will discuss the management of the difficult subset of patients who present with a well-defined abscess...
  2. pmc Mast cell activation and clinical outcome in pediatric cholelithiasis and biliary dyskinesia
    Craig A Friesen
    Department of Pediatrics, The Children s Mercy Hospital, 2401 Gillham Rd, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
    BMC Res Notes 4:322. 2011
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  3. doi request reprint Single-site umbilical laparoscopic cholecystectomy
    George W Holcomb
    Department of Surgery, Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri 64108, USA
    Semin Pediatr Surg 20:201-7. 2011
    ..Finally, a prospective randomized trial comparing the single-site cholecystectomy with the traditional 4-port laparoscopic cholecystectomy will also be described...
  4. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic patch repair of diaphragmatic hernias with Surgisis
    George W Holcomb
    Department of Surgery, Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO 64108 4698, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 40:E1-5. 2005
    ..In most of the reports, prosthetic mesh has not been used, and when used, it has been nonabsorbable in nature. Most of these case reports have documented only a few months of clinical follow-up...
  5. pmc Thoracoscopic repair of esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula: a multi-institutional analysis
    George W Holcomb
    Department of Surgery, Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    Ann Surg 242:422-8; discussion 428-30. 2005
    ..Until now, only a few scattered case reports have detailed an individual surgeon's success with thoracoscopic repair of EA/TEF. This multi-institutional review represents the largest experience describing the results with this approach...
  6. pmc Single daily dosing ceftriaxone and metronidazole vs standard triple antibiotic regimen for perforated appendicitis in children: a prospective randomized trial
    Shawn D St Peter
    Center for Prospective Clinical Trials, The Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 43:981-5. 2008
    ..Therefore, we performed a prospective, randomized trial to compare efficacy and cost-effectiveness of these 2 regimens...
  7. pmc Resource utilization and outcomes from percutaneous drainage and interval appendectomy for perforated appendicitis with abscess
    Scott J Keckler
    Department of Surgery, Center for Prospective Clinical Trials, The Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 43:977-80. 2008
    ..Therefore, we audited our experience with initial percutaneous drainage followed by laparoscopic interval appendectomy to evaluate the need for a prospective trial...
  8. doi request reprint A complete course of intravenous antibiotics vs a combination of intravenous and oral antibiotics for perforated appendicitis in children: a prospective, randomized trial
    Jason D Fraser
    Department of Surgery, The Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 45:1198-202. 2010
    ..In this study, we evaluated the safety of discharging patients to complete an oral course of antibiotics...
  9. doi request reprint Initial laparoscopic appendectomy versus initial nonoperative management and interval appendectomy for perforated appendicitis with abscess: a prospective, randomized trial
    Shawn D St Peter
    Center for Prospective Clinical Trials, The Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 45:236-40. 2010
    ..Therefore, we conducted a randomized trial comparing these 2 management strategies...
  10. doi request reprint Irrigation versus suction alone during laparoscopic appendectomy for perforated appendicitis: a prospective randomized trial
    Shawn D St Peter
    Center for Prospective Clinical Trials, Department of Surgery, The Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    Ann Surg 256:581-5. 2012
    ..To date, prospective comparative data are lacking. Therefore, we conducted a prospective, randomized trial comparing peritoneal irrigation to suction alone during laparoscopic appendectomy in children...
  11. doi request reprint Natural history of nonoperative management for grade 4 and 5 liver and spleen injuries in children
    Jeannie C Yang
    Department of Surgery, The Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 43:2264-7. 2008
    ..However, there are few reports outlining the natural history and outcomes of severe blunt hepatic and splenic trauma. Therefore, we reviewed our experience with nonoperative management of grade 4 or 5 liver and spleen injuries...
  12. doi request reprint Open vs laparoscopic repair of congenital duodenal obstructions: a concurrent series
    Troy L Spilde
    Department of Pediatric Surgery, The Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 43:1002-5. 2008
    ..In this report, we investigate the impact of laparoscopic U-clip repair of CDO compared to the traditional open repair...
  13. doi request reprint Prospective validation of an abbreviated bedrest protocol in the management of blunt spleen and liver injury in children
    Shawn D St Peter
    The Center for Prospective Clinical Trials, The Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 46:173-7. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to validate the safety, and quantify the impact of, an abbreviated protocol for blunt spleen/liver injury (BSLI), we instituted a prospective study with early ambulation...
  14. doi request reprint Surgical repair of pectus excavatum markedly improves body image and perceived ability for physical activity: multicenter study
    Robert E Kelly
    Department of Surgery, Eastern Virginia Medical School, 601 Children s Lane, Suite 5B, Norfolk, VA 23507, USA
    Pediatrics 122:1218-22. 2008
    ..This study evaluated changes in both physical and psychosocial quality of life reported by the parent and child after surgical repair of pectus excavatum...
  15. ncbi request reprint The use of fundoplication for prevention of apparent life-threatening events
    Patricia A Valusek
    Department of Surgery, The Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 42:1022-4; discussion 1025. 2007
    ..Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is cited by many to be a common cause of apparent life-threatening events (ALTEs). However, there are few reports in the literature regarding the surgical treatment of GERD to prevent a recurrent ALTE...
  16. pmc Current application of thoracoscopy in children
    KuoJen Tsao
    Department of Surgery, Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 18:131-5. 2008
    ..Our experience with thoracoscopy has expanded in recent years. Therefore, we reviewed our most recent 7-year experience to examine the current applications for thoracoscopy in children...
  17. doi request reprint Physiologic predictors of postoperative abscess in children with perforated appendicitis: subset analysis from a prospective randomized trial
    Jason D Fraser
    Department of Surgery, Center for Prospective Clinical Trials, Children s Mercy Hospital, 2401 Gilham Road, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    Surgery 147:729-32. 2010
    ..Therefore, we performed a retrospective analysis of a prospectively collected dataset to determine whether there are predictors for developing a postoperative abscess...
  18. ncbi request reprint Adhesive small bowel obstruction after appendectomy in children: comparison between the laparoscopic and open approach
    Kuo Jen Tsao
    Department of Surgery, The Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 42:939-42; discussion 942. 2007
    ..To evaluate these parameters, we reviewed the incidence of SBO after laparoscopic appendectomy (LA) and open appendectomy (OA) performed at our institution...
  19. doi request reprint Nonoperative management of blunt renal injury: a need for further study
    Pablo Aguayo
    Department of Surgery, The Children s Mercy Hospital and Clinics, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 45:1311-4. 2010
    ..However, there are no published guidelines for nonoperative management. Therefore, we conducted a retrospective review to examine the natural history of these injuries and to identify potential recommendations for management...
  20. ncbi request reprint A simple and more cost-effective antibiotic regimen for perforated appendicitis
    Shawn D St Peter
    Department of Pediatric Surgery, The Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 41:1020-4. 2006
    ..To this end, we have introduced a 2-drug regimen of ceftriaxone and Flagyl (Pharmacia Corporation, Chicago, Ill) with once-a-day dosing...
  21. doi request reprint An evidence-based definition for perforated appendicitis derived from a prospective randomized trial
    Shawn D St Peter
    Department of Surgery, The Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 43:2242-5. 2008
    ....
  22. doi request reprint Experience with a simple technique for pectus bar removal
    Frankie B Fike
    Department of Surgery, Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 47:490-3. 2012
    ..In this study, we report the results of this procedure...
  23. pmc Management of pediatric acute appendicitis in the computed tomographic era
    KuoJen Tsao
    Department of Surgery, The Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
    J Surg Res 147:221-4. 2008
    ..We examined the accuracy of our preoperative diagnosis including computed tomography (CT) and the influence on the management of children with perforated and nonperforated appendicitis...
  24. pmc Open versus laparoscopic pyloromyotomy for pyloric stenosis: a prospective, randomized trial
    Shawn D St Peter
    Center for Prospective Clinical Trials, Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    Ann Surg 244:363-70. 2006
    ..To scientifically compare the 2 techniques, we conducted the first large prospective, randomized trial between the 2 approaches...
  25. pmc Current significance of meconium plug syndrome
    Scott J Keckler
    Department of Surgery, The Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 43:896-8. 2008
    ..However, there are little recent data in the literature. Therefore, we reviewed our experience with meconium plugs as a cause of abdominal distension to evaluate the associated conditions and incidence of Hirschsprung's disease...
  26. doi request reprint Does an upper gastrointestinal study change operative management for gastroesophageal reflux?
    Patricia A Valusek
    Department of Surgery, The Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 45:1169-72. 2010
    ..Therefore, we reviewed our experience in patients undergoing fundoplication to quantify the impact of the UGI...
  27. ncbi request reprint Does routine nasogastric tube placement after an operation for perforated appendicitis make a difference?
    Shawn D St Peter
    Department of Pediatric Surgery, The Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri 64108, USA
    J Surg Res 143:66-9. 2007
    ..To investigate the validity of this assumption, we compared the postoperative course of patients who underwent appendectomy for perforated appendicitis who subsequently either had or did not have an NG tube placed postoperatively...
  28. doi request reprint Laparoscopic ileocecectomy in pediatric patients with Crohn's disease
    Carrie A Laituri
    Department of Surgery, Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 21:193-5. 2011
    ..There is a relative paucity of data in the pediatric population. We therefore audited our experience with laparoscopic ileocecectomy in patients with medically refractory ileocecal Crohn's disease to determine its efficacy...
  29. doi request reprint Single incision versus standard 3-port laparoscopic appendectomy: a prospective randomized trial
    Shawn D St Peter
    The Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    Ann Surg 254:586-90. 2011
    ..However, to date, prospective comparative data are lacking. Therefore, we conducted a prospective, randomized trial comparing single site umbilical laparoscopic appendectomy to 3-port laparoscopic appendectomy...
  30. doi request reprint Laparoscopic management of small bowel obstruction in children
    Pablo Aguayo
    Department of Surgery, Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri 64108, USA
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 21:85-8. 2011
    ..The objective of this study was to outline the efficacy of laparoscopic management of SBO in children...
  31. pmc Minimal vs extensive esophageal mobilization during laparoscopic fundoplication: a prospective randomized trial
    Shawn D St Peter
    The Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 46:163-8. 2011
    ..To compare complete esophageal dissection to leaving the phrenoesophageal attachment intact, we conducted a 2-center, prospective, randomized trial...
  32. ncbi request reprint Esophageal foreign bodies in the pediatric population: our first 500 cases
    Danny C Little
    Department of Surgery, Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 41:914-8. 2006
    ..Historically, rigid esophagoscopy with extraction of the foreign body has been the recommended treatment. Alternatively, Foley balloon extraction is a safe and effective approach...
  33. doi request reprint Is there an increased risk of complications with laparoscopy looking for a contralateral patent processus vaginalis?
    Vincent E Mortellaro
    Department of Surgery, Children s Mercy Hospital and Clinics, Kansas City, MO, USA
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 22:710-2. 2012
    ..The effect on postoperative complications such as surgical site infection from performing the laparoscopy has not been previously reported...
  34. doi request reprint Distribution of feeding styles after pyloromyotomy among pediatric surgical training programs in North America
    David Juang
    Department of Surgery, Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri, United States
    Eur J Pediatr Surg 22:409-11. 2012
    ..To understand the spectrum of current feeding schedules being utilized in the various training programs, we queried the program directors or representatives about their feeding schedules...
  35. ncbi request reprint A financial analysis of pediatric laparoscopic versus open fundoplication
    Daniel J Ostlie
    Department of Surgery, Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri 64108, USA
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 17:493-6. 2007
    ..In this study, we compared various clinical and financial parameters to determine if one technique is superior...
  36. doi request reprint Laparoscopic management of intussusception in pediatric patients
    Jason D Fraser
    Department of Surgery, The Children s Mercy Hospital, 2401 Gilham Road, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 19:563-5. 2009
    ..Therefore, we reviewed our experience with laparoscopy in patients with radiographically irreducible intussusception to document the safety and effectiveness of this approach...
  37. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic duodenal atresia repair using surgical U-clips: a novel technique
    Patricia A Valusek
    Department of Surgery, The Children s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    Surg Endosc 21:1023-4. 2007
    ..We report our technique of using U-clips for the duodenoduodenostomy, thus limiting trauma to the duodenum during the anastomosis and less risk for postoperative leakage...
  38. ncbi request reprint Relative value units correlate with pediatric surgeons' operating time: when perceived myth becomes reality
    Danny C Little
    Department of Surgery, Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 41:234-8; discussion 234-8. 2006
    ..We questioned whether current RVU assignments accurately reflect the quantity of time that surgeons spend operating...
  39. ncbi request reprint Abdominal complications related to type of repair for congenital diaphragmatic hernia
    Shawn D St Peter
    Department of Surgery, The Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    J Surg Res 140:234-6. 2007
    ..In this study, we evaluate the impact synthetic material has on the need for subsequent abdominal operations, particularly recurrence and small bowel obstruction (SBO)...
  40. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic evaluation for contralateral patent processus vaginalis in children with unilateral inguinal hernia
    Patricia A Valusek
    Department of Surgery, The Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri 64108, USA
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 16:650-3. 2006
    ..We report the results of an investigation of 1676 consecutive children younger than 10 years of age who underwent unilateral inguinal hernia repair between May 1992 and January 2003...
  41. doi request reprint Use of a subxiphoid incision for pectus bar placement in the repair of pectus excavatum
    Shawn D St Peter
    Department of Surgery, Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 45:1361-4. 2010
    ..Over the past 10 years, we have used a subxiphoid incision to allow finger guidance to protect the mediastinum which obviates the need for thoracoscopy...
  42. doi request reprint Impact of body habitus on single-site laparoscopic appendectomy for nonperforated appendicitis: subset analysis from a prospective, randomized trial
    E Marty Knott
    The Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri 64108, USA
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 22:404-7. 2012
    ..This dataset was used to examine the relative impact of body habitus on operative approach...
  43. doi request reprint Epidural vs patient-controlled analgesia for postoperative pain after pectus excavatum repair: a prospective, randomized trial
    Shawn D St Peter
    Department of Surgery, The Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 47:148-53. 2012
    ..Pain is usually managed by either a thoracic epidural or patient-controlled analgesia with intravenous narcotics. We conducted a prospective, randomized trial to evaluate the relative merits of these 2 pain management strategies...
  44. doi request reprint The use of high-frequency oscillating ventilation to facilitate stability during neonatal thoracoscopic operations
    Vincent E Mortellaro
    Department of Surgery, Children s Mercy Hospital and Clinics, Kansas City, Missouri 64108, USA
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 21:877-9. 2011
    ..We have overcome these issues by utilizing the high-frequency oscillating ventilator (HFOV) and report our early experience...
  45. doi request reprint Analysis of the pediatric surgery match: factors predicting outcome
    Jason D Fraser
    Department of Surgery, The Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas, MO 64108, USA
    Pediatr Surg Int 27:1239-44. 2011
    ..We analyzed data from applicants at our institution to attempt to identify parameters correlated with three outcomes: successfully matching, or attaining either a top ten or top three ranking in our final submitted match list...
  46. doi request reprint Occlusion of a recurrent tracheoesophageal fistula with surgisis
    Scott J Keckler
    Department of Surgery, The Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri 64108, USA
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 18:465-8. 2008
    ..This recurrence was successfully treated with endobronchial obliteration of the fistula tract with a biosynthetic mesh...
  47. doi request reprint Justification for an abbreviated protocol in the management of blunt spleen and liver injury in children
    Shawn D St Peter
    Center for Prospective Clinical Trials, The Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 43:191-3; discussion 193-4. 2008
    ..To establish a prospective protocol with an abbreviated period of bed rest, we conducted a retrospective review of our blunt spleen and liver trauma experience to examine the safety of such an attenuated protocol...
  48. doi request reprint Is epidural anesthesia truly the best pain management strategy after minimally invasive pectus excavatum repair?
    Shawn D St Peter
    Department of Surgery, The Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 43:79-82; discussion 82. 2008
    ..Many institutions operate under the assumption that a thoracic epidural offers the best pain control for these patients. Therefore, we conducted a retrospective evaluation to examine the validity of this assumption...
  49. pmc Thoracoscopic decortication vs tube thoracostomy with fibrinolysis for empyema in children: a prospective, randomized trial
    Shawn D St Peter
    Center for Prospective Clinical Trials, Department of Pediatric Surgery, Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 44:106-11; discussion 111. 2009
    ..Therefore, we conducted a prospective, randomized trial comparing VATS to fibrinolytic therapy in children with empyema...
  50. pmc Chest radiograph after central line placement under fluoroscopy: utility or futility?
    Scott J Keckler
    Department of Surgery, Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 43:854-6. 2008
    ..Therefore, we investigated our recent experience to examine the utility of these films, to examine the development of symptoms relative to therapeutic intervention, and to report a cost-benefit analysis...
  51. ncbi request reprint A comparison of chest tubes versus bulb-suction drains in pediatric thoracic surgery
    Patricia A Valusek
    Department of Surgery, The Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 42:812-4. 2007
    ..The safety and efficacy of postoperative traditional chest tubes (CTs) versus soft bulb-suction drains (BDs) in the management of pediatric patients undergoing thoracic procedures were investigated...
  52. ncbi request reprint A straightforward technique for removal of the substernal bar after the Nuss operation
    Shawn D St Peter
    Children s Mercy Hospital, University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, MO, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 42:1789-91. 2007
    ..This report describes a straightforward technique for removal of the substernal bar after the Nuss operation. This technique has been used in more than 110 patients without complications...
  53. doi request reprint Single incision versus standard 4-port laparoscopic cholecystectomy: a prospective randomized trial
    Daniel J Ostlie
    The Center for Prospective Clinical Trials, The Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 48:209-14. 2013
    ..Therefore, we conducted a prospective, randomized trial comparing single site umbilical laparoscopic cholecystectomy to 4-port laparoscopic cholecystectomy...
  54. ncbi request reprint Urachal anomalies in children: the vanishing relevance of the preoperative voiding cystourethrogram
    Danny C Little
    Department of Pediatric Surgery, Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 40:1874-6. 2005
    ..Historically, the persistence of the urachus was attributed to intrauterine distal urinary obstruction. Today, many surgeons continue to advocate preoperative voiding cystourethrogram (VCUG)...
  55. doi request reprint Esophageal perforation in children: a review of one institution's experience
    Carissa L Garey
    Department of Surgery, Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    J Surg Res 164:13-7. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study is to report our management and add to the growing evidence for conservative management of esophageal perforation in children...
  56. doi request reprint Contemporary practice patterns in the surgical management of Hirschsprung's disease
    Scott J Keckler
    Department of Pediatric Surgery, Children s Mercy Hospital and Clinics, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 44:1257-60; discussion 1260. 2009
    ..To gain insight into contemporary management, we queried pediatric surgeons listed in the American Pediatric Surgical Association Directory on their management for the typical baby with HD...
  57. pmc Predictors of emesis and time to goal intake after pyloromyotomy: analysis from a prospective trial
    Shawn D St Peter
    Department of Pediatric Surgery, Center for Prospective Clinical Trials, The Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 43:2038-41. 2008
    ..Therefore, we performed analysis of prospective data obtained from a randomized trial to determine if outcome can be predicted from preoperative or intraoperative variables...
  58. doi request reprint Financial impact of in-house attending surgeon: a prospective study
    Shawn D St Peter
    Department of Surgery, Center for Prospective Clinical Trials, The Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 43:994-7. 2008
    ..Therefore, we prospectively recorded tasks performed in a pediatric surgery training center after staff had left for the night...
  59. ncbi request reprint VACTERL anomalies in patients with esophageal atresia: an updated delineation of the spectrum and review of the literature
    Scott J Keckler
    Department of Surgery, The Children s Mercy Hospital, 2401 Gillham Road, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    Pediatr Surg Int 23:309-13. 2007
    ..1%), tracheoesophageal fistula (95.5%), urinary (17.0%), skeletal (16.1%) and other (10.8%). VACTERL anomalies are common in patients with esophageal atresia, however, they appear to have little impact on overall survival...
  60. ncbi request reprint Use of esophagocrural sutures and minimal esophageal dissection reduces the incidence of postoperative transmigration of laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication wrap
    Shawn D St Peter
    Department of Surgery, The Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 42:25-9; discussion 29-30. 2007
    ..In this study, we investigate the impact of these modifications on outcome...
  61. ncbi request reprint Reiterative laparoscopic surgery for recurrent gastroesophageal reflux
    Daniel J Ostlie
    Department of Surgery, Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    Semin Pediatr Surg 16:252-8. 2007
    ....
  62. ncbi request reprint Management of postoperative infections after the minimally invasive pectus excavatum repair
    Casey M Calkins
    The Children s Mercy Hospital, University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, MO 66408, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 40:1004-7; discussion 1007-8. 2005
    ..Infectious complications after the Nuss procedure are potentially devastating. To date, the management of postoperative infectious complications has not been well described...
  63. ncbi request reprint Effective Nissen fundoplication length and bougie diameter size in young children undergoing laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication
    Daniel J Ostlie
    Department of Surgery, Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 37:1664-6. 2002
    ..To determine this effective fundoplication length and appropriate bougie size, we analyzed all patients less than 15 kg undergoing LNF for GERD over a 2-year period...
  64. doi request reprint Laparoscopic cholecystectomy in the pediatric population
    Shawn D St Peter
    Department of Surgery, Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 18:127-30. 2008
    ..The experience with laparoscopic cholecystectomy in children trails the adult numbers and remains underreported. Therefore, we reviewed our experience with this approach...
  65. pmc Blood utilization in children managed non-operatively for blunt solid organ injury
    Scott J Keckler
    Department of Surgery, The Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
    J Surg Res 147:237-9. 2008
    ..Therefore, we retrospectively audited our blunt spleen/liver trauma experience to determine the percentage of cross-matched blood that was transfused to see whether more stringent typing criteria should be applied...
  66. ncbi request reprint The use of biosynthetic mesh to separate the anastomoses during the thoracoscopic repair of esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula
    Shawn D St Peter
    Department of Surgery, Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri 64108, USA
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 17:380-2. 2007
    ..Therefore, in this paper, we describe a case in which we interposed a biosynthetic mesh between the esophageal and tracheal suture lines during the thoracoscopic repair of EA/TEF on a 2.9-kg newborn girl...
  67. ncbi request reprint Single cannula technique and robotic telescopic assistance in infants and children who require laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication
    Daniel J Ostlie
    Department of Surgery, Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 38:111-5; discussion 111-5. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study is to report the technique and document the results using a single 5-mm umbilical cannula for LNF, stab incisions for placement of the instruments, and robotic telescope assistance...
  68. ncbi request reprint Hernia uterus inguinale: a proposed algorithm using the laparoscopic approach
    Kiran K Turaga
    Department of Pediatric Surgery, The Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 16:366-7. 2006
    ..We describe the use of the laparoscopic technique in the management of this condition and propose an algorithm for the management of this condition...
  69. doi request reprint Laparoscopic fundoplication after previous open abdominal operations in infants and children
    Katherine A Barsness
    Department of Surgery, Northwestern University, Children s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois 60614, USA
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 19:S47-9. 2009
    ..Therefore, we reviewed our experience with laparoscopic fundoplication after a variety of previous abdominal conditions and operations in the pediatric population...
  70. ncbi request reprint An effective pyloromyotomy length in infants undergoing laparoscopic pyloromyotomy
    Daniel J Ostlie
    Children s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    Surgery 136:827-32. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine whether there is an effective pyloromyotomy length that will allow the surgeon to feel confident that a complete pyloromyotomy was performed with the laparoscopic approach...
  71. doi request reprint Short-term natural history of the standard approaches for gastrostomy tube placement in the pediatric patient
    Jason D Fraser
    Department of Surgery, The Children s Mercy Hospital, 2401 Gilham Road, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 19:567-9. 2009
    ....
  72. ncbi request reprint The use of biosynthetic mesh to enhance hiatal repair at the time of redo Nissen fundoplication
    Shawn D St Peter
    Department of Surgery, The Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 42:1298-301. 2007
    ..The purpose of this report is to document the management of patients requiring a redo fundoplication who originally underwent a laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication...
  73. ncbi request reprint The initial experience of antithrombin III in the management of neonates with necrotizing enterocolitis
    Shawn D St Peter
    Department of Pediatric Surgery, Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 42:704-8. 2007
    ..However, no reported use of this treatment exists in neonates. Therefore, we analyze the efficacy of our recent experience with ATIII replacement therapy in neonates with NEC...
  74. ncbi request reprint Cost considerations and applicant characteristics for the Pediatric Surgery Match
    Danny C Little
    Department of General Surgery, Texas A and M University Health Science System, Temple, TX 76508, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 40:69-73; discussion 73-4. 2005
    ..This review analyzes characteristics of successful applicants and cost associated with the Match...
  75. doi request reprint Laparoscopic adrenalectomy in children: a multicenter experience
    Shawn D St Peter
    Department of Surgery, Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri 64108, USA
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 21:647-9. 2011
    ..The published experience in children and adolescents has been limited to sporadic small case series. Therefore, we conducted a large multicenter review of children who have undergone laparoscopic adrenalectomy...
  76. ncbi request reprint Prospective multicenter study of surgical correction of pectus excavatum: design, perioperative complications, pain, and baseline pulmonary function facilitated by internet-based data collection
    Robert E Kelly
    Department of Surgery, Suite 5B, Children s Lane, Norfolk, VA 23507, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 205:205-16. 2007
    ..Although surgical repair has been performed for more than 50 years, there are no prospective multicenter studies of its management...
  77. ncbi request reprint Minimally invasive management of thoracoabdominal penetrating trauma in a child
    Nitin Garg
    Department of Pediatric Surgery, Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri 64108, USA
    J Trauma 61:211-2. 2006
  78. ncbi request reprint The use of stab incisions for instrument access in laparoscopic operations
    Daniel J Ostlie
    Department of Surgery, Children s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 38:1837-40. 2003
    ..This study reports the authors' experience using minimal access (MA) stab incisions, rather than cannulas, for insertion of laparoscopic instruments into the peritoneal cavity...
  79. ncbi request reprint Open versus laparoscopic pyloromyotomy for hypertrophic pyloric stenosis
    Daniel J Ostlie
    Department of Surgery, Children s Mercy Hospital, 2401 Gillham Road, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    Adv Surg 41:81-91. 2007
  80. ncbi request reprint The use of stab incisions for instrument access in laparoscopic urological procedures
    Gregory R Hanson
    Department of Pediatric Surgery and Urology, Children s Mercy Medical Center, Kansas City, Missouri 64108, USA
    J Urol 172:1967-9. 2004
    ..We report our experience with limited access stab incisions for the insertion of instruments into the peritoneal cavity during laparoscopic urological procedures to minimize the use of disposable cannulas...
  81. ncbi request reprint IPEG panel on challenges of medical innovation: case one
    Thomas M Krummel
    Department of Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 17:64-6. 2007
  82. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic splenopexy and cystectomy for an enlarged wandering spleen and splenic cyst
    Prashant Upadhyaya
    Department of Surgery, Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 42:E23-7. 2007
    ..The cyst was excised laparoscopically, and the spleen was placed into an extraperitoneal pouch. To date, there are no other reports describing laparoscopic cystectomy and splenopexy in a teenager...
  83. ncbi request reprint Thyroid transcription factor-1 expression in the human neonatal tracheoesophageal fistula
    Troy L Spilde
    Laboratory for Surgical Organogenesis and the Department of Surgery, Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 37:1065-7. 2002
    ..To better correlate the experimental rat model of EA/TEF with the human anomaly, we looked for evidence of a respiratory-derived origin in the neonatal TEF...
  84. ncbi request reprint Gallbladder wall inflammatory cells in pediatric patients with biliary dyskinesia and cholelithiasis: a pilot study
    Brian Rau
    University of Missouri Kansas City, Kansas City, MO, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 41:1545-8. 2006
    ....
  85. ncbi request reprint Thyroglossal duct infections and surgical outcomes
    Daniel J Ostlie
    Department of Surgery, Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 39:396-9; discussion 396-9. 2004
    ..The authors reviewed their experience with TGDC to determine if preoperative infection was related to postoperative complications, including recurrence and postoperative infection...
  86. ncbi request reprint The parental perspective regarding the contralateral inguinal region in a child with a known unilateral inguinal hernia
    George W Holcomb
    Department of Surgery, Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 39:480-2; discussion 480-2. 2004
    ..However, the perspective of the child's parents has not been sought, and this study was designed to evaluate parental views on this topic...
  87. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic fundoplication and gastrostomy
    Daniel J Ostlie
    Department of Surgery, Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    Semin Pediatr Surg 11:196-204. 2002
    ..Also, the laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication technique currently utilized at Children's Mercy Hospital is described...
  88. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic adrenalectomy and esophagomyotomy
    Kelly A Miller
    Department of Surgery, Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Semin Pediatr Surg 11:237-44. 2002
    ..The goal of this article is to familiarize the reader with the current laparoscopic approach to benign pediatric adrenal conditions and esophageal motility disorders in children...
  89. ncbi request reprint Outcome after recannulation and a second course of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
    John J Meehan
    Department of Surgery, Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 37:845-50. 2002
    ..The authors' experience with a small number of patients requiring recannulation led them to investigate the results of a second ECMO course from all institutions that report to the ELSO registry...
  90. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic variability of the internal inguinal ring: review of anatomical variation in children with and without a patent processus vaginalis
    Randy G Nixon
    Division of Pediatric Urology, Department of Urologic Surgery, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee 37232 2765, USA
    J Urol 167:1818-20. 2002
    ..We reviewed the anatomical variability of the inguinal ring at laparoscopy in children with and without a hernia in various age groups...