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Recent Publications

Through their commitment to patients, our physicians work to improve care through ongoing research. Below is a list of recent publications by the Pediatric Surgical Associates' team of surgeons with links to full articles.

Pectus Excavatum

Pectus excavatum repair: experience with standard and minimal invasive techniques.
Molik KA, Engum SA, Rescorla FJ, West KW, Scherer LR, Grosfeld JL.
J Pediatr Surg. 2001 Feb;36(2):324-8.
PMID:  11172426  [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Is the grass greener? Early results of the Nuss procedure.
Engum S, Rescorla F, West K, Rouse T, Scherer LR, Grosfeld J.
J Pediatr Surg. 2000 Feb;35(2):246-51; discussion 257-8.
PMID:  10693674  [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Trichoblastoma: management of a rare skin lesion.
Zeller KA, Billmire DF.
J Pediatr Surg. 2012 Jan;47(1):250-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2011.10.068.
PMID:  22244425  [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Germ cell tumors.
Billmire DF.
Surg Clin North Am. 2006 Apr;86(2):489-503, xi. Review. No abstract available.
PMID:  16580936  [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Malignant germ cell tumors in childhood.
Billmire DF.
Semin Pediatr Surg. 2006 Feb;15(1):30-6. Review.
PMID:  16458844  [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Proteomic analysis of neuroblastoma microenvironment: effect of the host-tumor interaction on disease progression.
Turner KE, Kumar HR, Hoelz DJ, Zhong X, Rescorla FJ, Hickey RJ, Malkas LH, Sandoval JA.
J Surg Res. 2009 Sep;156(1):116-22. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2009.02.019. Epub 2009 Mar 25.
PMID:  19592021  [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Long-term outcomes in patients with stage IV neuroblastoma.
Escobar MA, Grosfeld JL, Powell RL, West KW, Scherer LR 3rd, Fallon RJ, Rescorla FJ.
J Pediatr Surg. 2006 Feb;41(2):377-81.
PMID:  16481255  [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Malignant adrenal tumors.
Rescorla FJ.
Semin Pediatr Surg. 2006 Feb;15(1):48-56. Review.
PMID:  16458846  [PubMed - indexed for MEDDLING]


Influence of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation on subsequent surgeries after congenital diaphragmatic hernia repair.
Breckler FD, Molik KA, West KW.
J Pediatr Surg. 2009 Jun;44(6):1186-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2009.02.023.
PMID:  19524737  [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Pediatric Trauma

Seat Belt Misue by a Child Transported in Belt-Positioning Booster Seat with Deadly Consequences.
O’Neil J; Rouse T; Hackworth J; Howard M; Daniels D (2012).
Journal of Trauma Nursing 19(4):  246-254.