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

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]


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]

Malignant germ cell tumors in childhood.
Billmire DF.
Semin Pediatr Surg. 2006 Feb;15(1):30-6. Review.
PMID:  16458844  [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

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]

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]

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.