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Megan Durham

Julia K Shinnick, Shabnam Jain, Adina L Alazraki, Megan M Durham
Gastrointestinal duplication cysts are rare congenital malformations, with esophageal and gastric duplication cysts being among the rarest. We report an 8-week-old female who presented to the emergency department with failure to thrive and was subsequently found to have multiple gastric and esophageal duplication cysts that had ruptured intrathoracically and intra-abdominally. We describe the diagnosis and management of this patient who underwent successful resection of 4 gastrointestinal duplication cysts...
June 14, 2018: Pediatric Emergency Care
Ron W Reeder, Richard J Wood, Jeffrey R Avansino, Marc A Levitt, Megan M Durham, Jonathan Sutcliffe, Paola Midrio, Casey M Calkins, Ivo de Blaauw, Belinda Hsi Dickie, Michael D Rollins
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 4, 2018: Techniques in Coloproctology
Hope E Arnold, Katherine J Baxter, Heather L Short, Curtis Travers, Amina Bhatia, Megan M Durham, Mehul V Raval
BACKGROUND: Our goal is to determine short- and long-term outcomes of simple gastroschisis (SG) and complicated gastroschisis (CG) patients including quality of life (QoL) measures, surgical reoperation rates, and residual gastrointestinal symptom burden. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective chart review of patients who underwent surgical repair of gastroschisis between January 1, 2009, and December 31, 2012, was performed at a quaternary children's hospital. Parent telephone surveys were conducted to collect information on subsequent operations and current health status as well as to assess QoL using two validated tools...
April 2018: Journal of Surgical Research
Hanghang Wang, Patrick H Pun, Lydia Kwee, Damian Craig, Carol Haynes, Megan Chryst-Ladd, Laura P Svetkey, Uptal D Patel, Elizabeth R Hauser, Martin R Pollak, William E Kraus, Svati H Shah
BACKGROUND: While the association between APOL1 genetic variants and chronic kidney disease (CKD) has been established, their association with cardiovascular disease (CVD) is unclear. This study sought to understand CKD and cardiovascular risk conferred by APOL1 variants in a secondary cardiovascular prevention population. METHODS: Two risk variants in APOL1 were genotyped in African-Americans ( n = 1,641) enrolled in the CATHGEN biorepository, comprised of patients referred for cardiac catheterization at Duke University Hospital, Durham, NC, USA (2001-2010)...
February 2017: Cardiorenal Medicine
Mehul V Raval, Natalie Taylor, Kaitlin Piper, Mitali Thakore, Kathleen Hoff, Shane Owens, Megan M Durham
Patient-centered frameworks are an effective way to engage patients in treatment plans, strengthen adherence behaviors, and improve disease outcomes. These frameworks can also be applied in the design of mobile technology disease management applications. However, the utilization of these frameworks is rare and frequently overlooked in existing colorectal mobile health (mHealth) applications. The purpose of this study was to utilize a patient-centered framework to facilitate the development of a valid, appropriate, and feasible mHealth tool for pediatric patients and their caregivers...
July 2017: Journal of Medical Systems
Katherine J Baxter, Jahnavi K Srinivasan, Thomas R Ziegler, Tanvi Dhere, Richard R Ricketts, Megan M Durham
Short bowel syndrome (SBS) in neonates is an uncommon but highly morbid condition. As SBS survival increases, physiologic complications become more apparent. Few reports in the literature elucidate outcomes for adults with a pediatric history of SBS. We present a case report of a patient, born with complicated gastroschisis resulting in SBS at birth, who subsequently developed symptoms and pathologic changes of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) as an adult. The patient lived from age 7, after a Bianchi intestinal lengthening procedure, to age 34 independent of parenteral nutrition (PN), but requiring hydration fluid via G-tube...
June 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
Corrine I Voils, Maren K Olsen, Jennifer M Gierisch, Megan A McVay, Janet M Grubber, Leslie Gaillard, Jamiyla Bolton, Matthew L Maciejewski, Elizabeth Strawbridge, William S Yancy
Background: Weight regain after successful weight loss interventions is common. Objective: To establish the efficacy of a weight loss maintenance program compared with usual care in obese adults. Design: 2-group, parallel, randomized trial stratified by initial weight loss (<10 kg vs. ≥10 kg), conducted from 20 August 2012 to 18 December 2015. Outcome assessors were blinded to treatment assignment. ( NCT01357551). Setting: 3 primary care clinics at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Durham and Raleigh, North Carolina...
April 4, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
Patricia A Cowper, Matthew J Peterson, Carl F Pieper, Richard J Sloane, Katherine S Hall, Eleanor S McConnell, Hayden B Bosworth, Carola C Ekelund, Megan P Pearson, Miriam C Morey
OBJECTIVES: To perform an economic evaluation of a primary care-based physical activity counseling intervention that improved physical activity levels and rapid gait speed in older veterans. DESIGN: Secondary objective of randomized trial that assessed the effect of exercise counseling (relative to usual care) on physical performance, physical activity, function, disability, and medical resource use and cost. SETTING: Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina...
March 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Ronica H Nanda, Bahig M Shehata, Nasim Khoshnam, Megan Durham, Sungjin Kim, Wasim Selwanes, Zhengjia Chen, Chao Zhang, Natia Esiashvili
It is unclear if lymph node sampling in Wilms tumour, though critical for staging purposes, affects survival outcomes. The value of lymph node sampling in patients treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) is even more uncertain. We reviewed our institutional data to determine the impact of lymph node sampling on survival, as well as its role in the context of NAC. A total of 185 patients with Wilms tumour treated at our institution were included in this analysis. The number of nodes sampled (≤7, or >7), lymph node status (unknown, negative, or positive), pathological stage, and use of neoadjuvant chemotherapy were analysed for survival outcomes...
January 2017: Pathology
Rossitza Lazova, Erin H Seeley, Heinz Kutzner, Richard A Scolyer, Glynis Scott, Lorenzo Cerroni, Isabella Fried, Milena E Kozovska, Arlene S Rosenberg, Victor G Prieto, Bahig M Shehata, Megan M Durham, Gina Henry, Jose L Rodriguez-Peralto, Erica Riveiro-Falkenbach, Jochen T Schaefer, Richard Danialan, Sylvie Fraitag, Sonja Vollenweider-Roten, Alireza Sepehr, Martin Sangueza, Nouf Hijazi, Yamile Corredoira, Rachel Kowal, Olga M Harris, Francisco Bravo, Alan S Boyd, Ralitza Gueorguieva, Richard M Caprioli
BACKGROUND: Previously, using imaging mass spectrometry (IMS), we discovered proteomic differences between Spitz nevi and Spitzoid melanomas. OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine whether IMS can assist in the classification of diagnostically challenging atypical Spitzoid neoplasms (ASN), to compare and correlate the IMS and histopathological diagnoses with clinical behavior. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective collaborative study involving centers from 11 countries and 11 US institutions analyzing 102 ASNs by IMS...
December 2016: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Julia K Shinnick, Elizabeth Wang, Cheryl Hulbert, Courtney McCracken, Gail Yvonne Sarson, Anthony Piazza, Heidi Karpen, Megan M Durham
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to assess whether a diet of ≥50% breast milk (BM) was associated with earlier transition off parenteral nutrition (PN) in neonates with gastrointestinal (GI) disorders. METHODS: This retrospective study assessed enteral feeding outcomes of neonates with surgical GI disorders admitted within the first week of life to a single center between January 1, 2012 and August 10, 2015. Outcomes were assessed according to diet from the point of first enteral intake through 7 days of full enteral feeds...
June 22, 2016: Breastfeeding Medicine: the Official Journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
Caitlin A Cundiff, Nancy Elawabdeh, Mina M Naguib, Samuel N Jactel, Dina El Demellawy, Carlos R Abramowsky, Megan M Durham, Lara Youssef, Michael L Wittkamp, Bahig M Shehata
Anti-N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor (anti-NMDAR) encephalitis is a potentially fatal neurologic syndrome in which patients present with a spectrum of central nervous system deficits. Sixty percent of the cases can be attributed to the presence of tumors, most often ovarian teratomas. This report examines 6 pediatric patients who presented with neurologic deficits associated with the presence of such tumors. These cases illustrate a perplexing phenomenon, where benign teratomas could have a possible association with anti-NMDAR encephalitis...
March 2015: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
Adriana C Vidal, Christina D Williams, Emma H Allott, Lauren E Howard, Delores J Grant, Megan McPhail, Katharine N Sourbeer, Lin Pao Hwa, Paolo Boffetta, Cathrine Hoyo, Stephen J Freedland
BACKGROUND: Reported associations between dietary carbohydrate and prostate cancer (PC) risk are poorly characterized by race. METHODS: We analyzed the association between carbohydrate intake, glycemic index (GI), and PC risk in a study of white (N = 262) and black (N = 168) veterans at the Durham VA Hospital. Cases were 156 men with biopsy-confirmed PC and controls (N = 274) had a PSA test but were not recommended for biopsy. Diet was assessed before biopsy with a self-administered food frequency questionnaire...
March 1, 2015: Prostate
Sarah J Hill, Kurt F Heiss, Rohit Mittal, Martha L Clabby, Megan M Durham, Richard Ricketts, Mark L Wulkan
PURPOSE: Controversy remains regarding the management of the asymptomatic heterotaxy syndrome (HS) patient with suspected intestinal rotational abnormalities. We evaluated the outcomes for our HS population to identify frequency of malrotation and identify characteristics of children who might benefit from expectant management. METHODS: After IRB approval, a retrospective review of all patients treated for HS at a large tertiary care children's hospital between January 2008 and June 2012 was performed...
June 2014: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Alexis R Gaines, Elizabeth L Turner, Patricia G Moorman, Stephen J Freedland, Christopher J Keto, Megan E McPhail, Delores J Grant, Adriana C Vidal, Cathrine Hoyo
PURPOSE: Population-based studies have established a link between race and prostate cancer (PC) risk, but whether race predicts PC after adjusting for clinical characteristics is unclear. We investigated the association between race and risk of low- and high-grade PC in men undergoing initial prostate biopsy in an equal access medical center. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective record review of 887 men (48.6 % black, 51.4 % white) from the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center who underwent initial prostate biopsy between 2001 and 2009...
August 2014: Cancer Causes & Control: CCC
Heather A King, Amy S Jeffreys, Megan A McVay, Cynthia J Coffman, Corrine I Voils
This study evaluated spouse health behavior outcomes from a randomized controlled trial of a spouse-assisted lifestyle intervention to reduce patient low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and improve patient health behaviors. Participants were 251 spouses of patients from the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center randomized to intervention or usual care. The intervention comprised 9 monthly telephone calls to patients and spouses. Outcomes were assessed at baseline, 6 and 11 months. At 11 months, there were no differences in spouse outcomes between intervention and usual care groups for moderate intensity physical activity (i...
December 2014: Journal of Behavioral Medicine
Beverly H Brummett, Michael A Babyak, Rong Jiang, Svati H Shah, Richard C Becker, Carol Haynes, Megan Chryst-Ladd, Damian M Craig, Elizabeth R Hauser, Ilene C Siegler, Cynthia M Kuhn, Abanish Singh, Redford B Williams
Previously we have shown that a functional nonsynonymous single nucleotide polymorphism (rs6318) of the 5HTR2C gene located on the X-chromosome is associated with hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis response to a stress recall task, and with endophenotypes associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD). These findings suggest that individuals carrying the rs6318 Ser23 C allele will be at higher risk for CVD compared to Cys23 G allele carriers. The present study examined allelic variation in rs6318 as a predictor of coronary artery disease (CAD) severity and a composite endpoint of all-cause mortality or myocardial infarction (MI) among Caucasian participants consecutively recruited through the cardiac catheterization laboratory at Duke University Hospital (Durham, NC) as part of the CATHGEN biorepository...
2013: PloS One
Samuel Noah Jactel, Carlos R Abramowsky, Matthew Schniederjan, Megan M Durham, Richard R Ricketts, Matthew S Clifton, Karl M Langberg, Nancy Elawabdeh, Samir Pandya, Sarah Talebagha, Bahig M Shehata
Noniatrogenic neonatal gastric perforation is a rare and life-threatening condition whose etiology is often unclear. Interstitial cells of Cajal act as gastrointestinal pacemaker cells and express the proto-oncogene c-Kit. Six new cases were identified at our institution which presented with no mechanical, pharmacologic, or otherwise medical-related intervention prior to rupture. The number of interstitial cells of Cajal in nonnecrotic muscularis propria from five random high-power fields per specimen was compared using immunohistochemical stains for c-Kit...
December 2013: Fetal and Pediatric Pathology
Adil A Shah, Michael Karass, Andrew J Page, Bahig M Shehata, Megan M Durham
Von Meyenburg complexes (VMCs), also known as bile duct hamartomas, are a part of a group of ductal plate malformations. They are typically present intrahepatically. In this case, we present to our knowledge the first report of an extra-hepatic VMC in the pediatric population. The patient presented as a 10-month-old infant with a weeklong history of progressive breathing difficulty. A chest radiograph was obtained, showing intestinal loops in the thoracic cavity consistent with a Morgagni's hernia, unrelated to his breathing difficulty...
July 2013: Pediatric Surgery International
Leticia A Shanley, Megan R Durham
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2013: Clinical Pediatrics
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