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Institution: Dartmouth College
Grant Title: Improving
Outcomes in Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
Grant Number: K02 HS00010
Total Award: $657,200
Project Description: This research had three main
- Identify pre-operative and operative characteristics predictive of
mortality in children with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS).
functional testing of these pediatric patients.
- Conduct yearly survey
of families with HLHS children.
Career Goals: Dr. Jenkins is an Assistant Professor
in the Department of Pediatrics and Community and Family Medicine. She received
her M.D. from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine.
She served her residency in Pediatrics at Dartmouth where she later received
her Ph.D. in Outcomes Research. Throughout her career, Dr. Jenkins has sought
to improve the health outcomes of infants and children with congenital heart
Progress to Date: This award has been
completed. The publications list below highlights research findings.
Highlights and Specific Accomplishments:
Development of health perceptions
assessment tool for children.
Professional societies: American Academy of Pediatrics.
Professional meetings: Society for
Pediatric Research Conference; Seattle, American Heart Association national
meeting, Orlando; and Cardiology 2004 meeting in Orlando; Society for Thoracic
Surgery 2005 meeting, Tampa; American Academy of Thoracic Surgery meeting,
2005, San Francisco.
Jenkins PC, Flangan MF, Jenkins KJ, et al. Morbidities in
patients with hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Pediatric Cardiology 2004. 25(1):3-10.
PC. sindrome del corazon izquierdo
hipoplasico: supervivencia, riesgo de mortalidad y tendencias en el tratamiento
[hypoplastic left heart syndrome: survival, mortality risk, and trends in
management]. Journal Salud (i) Cienci.
PC, Flanagan MF, Sargent JD, et al. A
comparison of treatment strategies for hypoplastic left heart syndrome using
decision analysis. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2001. (4)38:1181-87.
PC, Flanagan MF, Jenkins KJ, et al. Survival
analysis and risk factors for mortality in transplantation and staged surgery
for hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2000. 36(4):1178-85.
PC, Dickison A, Flanagan M. Cardiac
inflammatory psudotumor: Rapid appearance in an infant with congenital heart
disease. Pediatric Cardiology 1996. 17(6):399-401.
WT, Visconti, Freier C, Kanne Sm, Hamilton WG, Sharkey Am, Chinnock RE,
Jenkins, KJ, Isquith PK, Burns TG, Jenkins PC. Relationship of surgical
approach to neurodevelopment outcome in hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Pediatrics 2006. 117(1):e90-7.
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