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Researcher of study on SCFE patients highlights importance of early weight management

March 27, 2015

LAS VEGAS — A 20-year follow-up of pediatric patients who underwent in-situ fixation for slipped capital femoral epiphysis shows many patients had poor health and patient-reported outcomes did not significantly correlate with the initial slip angle, according to data presented at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting.

“The general health of our patients is poor compared to the general population,” Lori A. Karol, MD, said. “The BMI has shown a large increase from presentation to follow-up, and many of these patients start heavy to begin with. It is a consistent predictor of poor patient-reported health outcomes across our measures. Interestingly, the males seem to report better health outcomes than our females did, and our baseline slip angle and grade correlated poorly with all patient-reported outcomes.”

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Analysis of Choroidal Thickness Using Spectral-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography in Children With Unilateral Amblyopia

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Online Advanced Release, March 17, 2015
To compare the subfoveal, parafoveal, and peripapillary choroidal thickness in amblyopic eyes with those of fellow and…
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Pediatric Annals February 2015

Childhood Epilepsy: February 2015

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