Affiliation: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
- Patel J, Loomes K, Goldberg D, Mercer Rosa L, Dodds K, Rychik J. Early Impact of Fontan Operation on Enteric Protein Loss. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016;101:1025-30 pubmed publisher..However, increased enteric protein loss may occur in children before or after a Fontan operation, particularly when hemodynamic disturbances are present. ..
- Rychik J, Khalek N, Gaynor J, Johnson M, Adzick N, Flake A, et al. Fetal intrapericardial teratoma: natural history and management including successful in utero surgery. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2016;215:780.e1-780.e7 pubmed publisher..Surgical resection in utero is possible, with good results. ..
- D Udekem Y, Rychik J. Towards the goal of achieving a normal duration and quality of life after Fontan operation: Creation of the International Fontan Interest group (I-FIG), an international collaborative initiative dedicated to improving outcomes. Int J Cardiol. 2017;245:131-134 pubmed publisher..We intend to build a large platform which will attract researchers of other specialties such as gastro-enterology, neurology and psychology and reach in the field of genomics, molecular biology, pharmacology and bio-informatics. ..
- Rychik J. The Relentless Effects of the Fontan Paradox. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Pediatr Card Surg Annu. 2016;19:37-43 pubmed publisher..More detailed characterization and understanding of these end-organ complications is necessary to contribute to the goal of achieving a normal duration and quality of life for these unique individuals. ..