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Biography

Dr. Deans graduated from Dartmouth Medical School and completed a surgery residency and research fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and the National Institutes of Health. She is board certified by the American Board of Surgery in Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, and Pediatric Surgery. She is a member of the American College of Surgeons, Society of Critical Care Medicine, and the American Pediatric Surgical Association.

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Gender:

  • Female

Languages Spoken:

  • English

Research Interests

Research Center:

Research Funding*:

  • Outcomes and health-care utilization for children born with esophageal atresia. A multi-institution retrospective review utilizing the PHIS database. Human Research Protocol IRB 11-008039.
  • Reliability of sonography findings for diagnosis of acute cholecystitis in the pediatric population. Human Research Protocol IRB: 11-008038
  • Outcomes and health-care utilization in neonatal Hirschsprung's Disease: A multi-institution retrospective review utilizing the PHIS database. Human Research Protocol IRB 11-008142.
  • The use of sentinel lymph node biopsy in childhood melanoma and sarcoma. Human Research Protocol IRB 11-008218.

Education and Training

Medical School

  • Dartmouth College
    Date Completed: 06/30/1998

Internship

  • Massachuttes General Hospital
    Date Completed: 06/30/2001

Fellowship

  • National Institute of Health
    Date Completed: 06/30/2005

Residency

  • Massachuttes General Hospital
    Date Completed: 06/30/2007

Fellowship

  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    Date Completed: 06/30/2009

Department:

  • Pediatric Surgery

Section:

  • General Pediatric Surgery

Specialty:

  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Surgical Critical Care

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital:

  • 10/31/2011

Publications

  • Raval MV, Deans KJ, Rangel SJ, Kelleher KJ, Moss RL. 2012. Factors associated with imaging modality choice in children with appendicitis.  J Surg Res. Vol. 1, no. April: eEpub ahead of print.
  • Santore MT, Deans KJ, Behar BJ, Blinman TA, Adzick NS, Flake AW. 2011. Laparoscopic hepaticoduodenostomy versus open hepaticoduodenostomy for reconstruction after resection of choledochal cyst.  J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. Vol. 21, no. 4. (May): 375-378.
  • Santore MT, Deans KJ, Behar BJ, Blinman TA, Adzick NS, Flake AW. Laparoscopic hepaticoduodenostomy versus open hepaticoduodenostomy for reconstruction after resection of choledochal cyst. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2011 May;21(4):375-8. Epub 2011 Mar 28. PubMed ID: 21443442
  • Deans KJ, Minneci PC, Danner RL, Eichacker PQ, Natanson C. 2010. Practice misalignments in randomized controlled trials: identification, impact, and potential solutions.  Anesth Anal. Vol. 111, no. 2. (August): 444-450.
  • Deans KJ, Minneci PC, Danner RL, Eichacker PQ, Natanson C. Practice misalignments in randomized controlled trials: Identification, impact, and potential solutions. Anesth Analg. 2010 Aug;111(2):444-50. PubMed ID: 19820238
  • Deans KJ, Minneci P, Eichacker PQ, Danner RL, Natanson C.Walk a mile in whose shoes? Anesth Analg. 2010 Aug;111(2):576-7; author reply 577. PubMed ID: 20664096
  • Deans KJ, Minneci P, Eichacker PQ, Danner RL, Natanson C. 2010. Walk a mile in whose shoes?.  Anesth Anal. Vol. 111, no. 2. (August): 576-577.
  • Deans KJ, Minneci PC, Klein HG, Natanson C. The relevance of practice misalignments to trials in transfusion medicine. Vox Sang. 2010 Jul 1;99(1):16-23. Epub 2010 Mar 21. PubMed ID: 20345517
  • Deans KJ, Minneci PC, Klein HG, Natanson C. 2010. The relevance of practice misalignments to trials in transfusion medicine.  Vox Sang. Vol. 99, no. 1. (July): 16-23.
  • Deans KJ, Minneci PC. ACP Journal Club. Intensive insulin therapy did not reduce mortality more than conventional therapy in septic shock treated with corticosteroids. Ann Intern Med. 2010 May 18;152(10):JC5-5. PubMed ID: 20479022
  • Deans KJ, Minneci PC. 2010. ACP Journal Club. Intensive insulin therapy did not reduce mortality more than conventional therapy in septic shock treated with corticosteroids.  Ann Intern Med. Vol. 152, no. 10. (May): JC5-5.
  • Deans KJ. 2010. Gastrointestinal Bleeding. In Fundamentals of Pediatric Surgery. Edited by Mattei P. New York: Springer.
  • Minneci PC, Deans KJ, Natanson C. 2010. Applying the results of randomized controlled trials: Caveat Emptor. In Patient Safety and Quality of Care in Intensive Care Medicine. Edited by Chiche JD, Moreno R, Putensen C, Rhodes A. Berlin: MWV Medizinisch Wissenschaftliche.
  • Minneci PC, Deans KJ, Natanson C. 2009. Corticosteroid therapy for severe sepsis and septic shock.  JAMA. Vol. 302, no. 15. (October): 1643-1643.
  • Deans KJ, Minneci PC, Chen H, Kern SJ, Logun C, Alsaaty S, Norsworthy KJ, Theel SM, Sennesh JD, Barb JJ, Munson PJ, Danner RL, Solomon MA. 2009. Impact of animal strain on gene expression in a rat model of acute cardiac rejection.  BMC Genomics. Vol. 10, no. June: e280.
  • Minneci PC, Deans KJ, Eichacker PQ, Natanson C. 2009. The effects of steroids during sepsis depend on dose and severity of illness: an updated meta-analysis.  Clin Microbiol Infect. Vol. 15, no. 4. (April): 308-318.
  • Solomon SB, Minneci PC, Deans KJ, Feng J, Eichacker PQ, Banks SM, Danner RL, Natanson C, Solomon MA. 2009. Effects of intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation in a model of septic shock.  Crit Care Med. Vol. 37, no. 1. (January): 7-18.
  • Price CA, Deans KJ. 2009. Exploring the relationship between employment history and retired women's social relationships.  J Women Aging. Vol. 21, no. 2. (January): 85-98.
  • Minneci PC, Deans KJ, Shiva S, Zhi H, Banks SM, Kern S, Natanson C, Solomon. 2008. Nitrite reductase activity of hemoglobin as a systemic nitric oxide generator mechanism to detoxify plasma hemoglobin produced during hemolysis.  Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol.. Vol. 295, no. 2. (August): H743-H754.
  • Minneci PC, Eichacker PQ, Danner RL, Banks SM, Natanson C, Deans KJ. 2008. The importance of usual care control groups for safety monitoring and validity during critical care research.  Intensive Care Med. Vol. 34, no. 5. (May): 942-947.
  • Minneci PC, Deans KJ, Hansen B, Parent C, Romines C, Gonzales DA, Ying SX, Munson P, Suffredini AF, Feng J, Solomon MA, Banks SM, Kern SJ, Danner RL, Eichacker PQ, Natanson C, Solomon SB. 2007. A canine model of septic shock: balancing animal welfare and scientific relevance.  Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. Vol. 293, no. 4. (October): H2487-H2500.
  • Deans KJ, Minneci PC, Suffredini AF, Danner RL, Hoffman WD, Ciu X, Klein HG, Schechter AN, Banks SM, Eichacker PQ, Natanson C. 2007. Randomization in clinical trials of titrated therapies: Unintended consequences of using fixed treatment protocols.  Crit Care Med. Vol. 35, no. 6. (June): 1509-1516.
  • Minneci PC, Deans KJ, Xizhong C, Banks SM, Natanson C, Eichacker PQ. 2006. Antithrombotic therapies for sepsis: A need for more studies.  Crit Care Med. Vol. 34, no. 2. (February): 538-541.
  • Deans KJ. Minneci PC, Banks SM, Cui X, Natan-son C, Eichacker PQ. 2006. Tidal volumes in acute respiratory distress syndrome - One size does not fit all - The authors reply.  Crit Care Med. Vol. 34, no. 1. (January): 264-267.
  • Deans KJ, Minneci PC, Cui X, Banks SM, Natanson C, Eichacker PQ. 2006. The need to account for existing practice patterns in trials of mechanical ventilation. In Principles and Practice of Mechanical Ventilation. 2nd ed. Edited by Tobin MJ. New York: McGraw Hill.
  • Minneci PC, Deans KJ, Banks SM, Natanson C, Eichacker PQ. 2006. A critical review of randomized controlled trials of tidal volume reduction during ARDS. In Ventilator Induced Lung Injury. Edited by Dreyfuss D, Hubmayr RD, Saumon G. New York: Marcel Dekker, Inc.
  • Deans KJ, Minneci PC, Zhi H, Yuen PS, Star RA, Banks SM, Schechter AN, Natanson C, Gladwin MT, Solomon SB. 2005. Hemolysis-associated endothelial dysfunction mediated by accelerated NO inactivation by decompartmentalized oxyhemoglobin.  J Clin Invest. Vol. 115, no. 12. (December): 3409-3417.
  • Deans KJ, Minneci PC, Xizhong C, Banks SM, Natanson C, Eichacker PQ. 2005. Mechanical ventilation in ARDS: One size does not fit all.  Crit Care Med. Vol. 33, no. 5. (May): 1141-1143.
  • Deans KJ, Haley M, Natanson C, Eichacker PQ, Minneci PC. 2005. Novel therapies for sepsis: A review.  J Trauma. Vol. 58, no. 4. (April): 867-874.
  • Deans KJ, Natanson C, Minneci PC. 2005. he dose-dependent effects of steroid therapy on survival in sepsis: A meta-analysis.  Contagion. Vol. 2, no. 1. (January): 14-21.
  • Minneci PC, Deans KJ, Haley M, Xizhong C, Natanson C, Eichacker PQ. 2005. Factors influencing the efficacy of mediator-specific anti-inflammatory, glucocorticoid and anti-coagulant therapies for sepsis. In Drug Discovery Handbook. Edited by Gad SC, ed. Hoboken: Wiley Interscience.
  • Deans KJ, Minneci PC, Banks SM, Natanson C, Eichacker PQ. 2004. Substantiating the concerns about recombinant human activated protein C use in sepsis.  Crit Care Med. Vol. 32, no. 12. (December): 2542-2543.
  • Deans KJ, Minneci PC, Eichacker PQ, Natanson C. 2004. Defining the standard of care in randomized controlled trials of titrated therapies.  Current Opinion in Critical Care. Vol. 10, no. 6. (December): 579-582.
  • Deans KJ, Natanson C, Minneci PC. 2004. Dose effects of steroids on survival in sepsis. Response.  Ann Intern Med. Vol. 141, no. 11. (December): 892-892.
  • Minneci PC, Deans KJ, Banks SM, Costello R, Csako G, Eichacker PQ, Danner RL, Natanson C, Solomon SB. 2004. Differing effects of epinephrine, norepinephrine, and vasopressin on survival in a canine model of septic shock.  Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. Vol. 287, no. 6. (December): H2545-H2554.
  • Minneci PC, Deans KJ, Banks SM, Eichacker PQ, Natanson C. 2004. Corticosteroids for septic shock.  Ann Intern Med. Vol. 141, no. 9. (November): 742-743.
  • Deans KJ, Minneci PC, Eichacker PQ, Natanson C. 2004. The efficacy of drotrecogin alfa depends on severity of illness.  Crit Care Med. Vol. 32, no. 11. (November): 2347-2347.
  • Haley M, Cui X, Minneci PC, Deans KJ, Natanson C, Eichacker PQ. 2004. Recombinant human activated protein C in sepsis: Assessing its clinical use.  Am J Med Sci. Vol. 328, no. 4. (October): 215-219.
  • Minneci PC, Deans KJ, Banks SM, Eichacker PQ, Natanson C. 2004. Is it appropriate to withhold beneficial therapy in critical illness? Response.  BMJ. Vol. 329, no. August: 480-484.
  • Deans KJ, Minneci PC, Banks SM, Eichacker PQ, Natanson C. 2004. Meta-analysis: The effect of steroids on survival and shock during sepsis depends on the dose.  Ann Intern Med. Vol. 141, no. 1. (July): 47-56.
  • Haley M, Cui X, Minneci PC, Deans KJ, Natanson C, Eichacker PQ. 2004. Activated protein C in sepsis: emerging insights regarding its mechanism of action and clinical effectiveness.  Curr Opin Infect Dis. Vol. 17, no. 3. (June): 205-211.
  • Minneci PC, Deans KJ, Kim P, Mathisen DJ. 2004. Foramen of Morgagni hernia: Changes in diagnosis and treatment.  Ann Thorac Surg. Vol. 77, no. 6. (June): 1956-1959.
  • Minneci PC, Deans KJ, Banks SM, Eichacker PQ, Natanson C. 2004. Should we continue to target the platelet-activating factor pathway in septic patients?.  Crit Care Med. Vol. 32, no. 2. (February): 585-588.
  • Minneci PC, Deans KJ, Banks SM, Eichacker PQ, Natanson C. 2004. Re: Corticosteroids for sepsis and septic shock - Credible evidence………..or not?.  BMJ. Vol. 329, no. January: 480-484.
  • Minneci P, Deans K, Natanson C, Eichacker PQ. 2003. Increasing the efficacy of anti-inflammatory agents used in the treatment of sepsis.  Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. Vol. 22, no. 1. (January): 1-9.
  • Deans K, Minneci P, Eichacker PQ, Natanson C. 2003. Anti-inflammatory agents: A double edged sword in our arsenal against septic shock. In Shock and Multiorgan Failure. Edited by Net A. Iberica: Springer-Verlag.
  • Sweeney T, Deans KJ, Rattner DW. 2001. Pancreaticopleural fistula: A complication of pancreatic cancer.  Contemporary Surgery. Vol. 67, no. 1. (January): 22-24.
  • Deans KJ, Mooney DP, Meyer MM, Shorter NA. 1999. Prolonged intestinal exposure to amniotic fluid does not result in peel formation in gastroschisis.  J Pediatr Surg. Vol. 34, no. 6. (January): 975-976.
  • Molrine DC, Guinan EC, Antin JH, Parsons SK, Weinstein HJ, Wheeler C, McGarigle C, Blanding P, Phillips NR, Kinsella K, Deans K, Ciamarra A, Goorin A, George S, Ambrosino DM. 1996. Donor immunization with Haemophilus influenzae type b (HIB)-conjugate vaccine in allogeneic bone marrow transplantation.  Blood. Vol. 87, no. 7. (April): 3012-3018.
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