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William T. Basco

TitleDirector, Division of General Pediatrics
InstitutionMedical University of South Carolina
DepartmentGeneral Pediatrics
AddressP.O. Box MSC 561
RT 280Q
Rutledge Tower Building - 135 Rutledge Ave.
Phone843-876-8512
Fax843-876-8709
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    Tulane University , New Orleans, LaBS05/1988Biology
    Louisiana State University Medical Center, New Orleans, LaMD05/1992Physician
    The Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC6/1995Pediatric Residency
    The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md06/1997Fellowship in Academic General Pediatrics
    The Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SCMS05/2009Clinical Research
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    1984Eagle Scout, New Orleans Area Council, BSA
    2000 - 2004Generalist Physician Faculty Scholar, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
    2001Mitchel I Rubin Award for Pediatric Research, MUSC
    2011Special Achievement Award, SC Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics

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    Dr. William Basco, Professor and Director, Division of Pediatrics, has been a faculty member at MUSC since 1997. He is a former Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Generalist Physician Faculty Scholar, completing four years of research in the area of medical education, particularly the medical school admission process. Dr. Basco currently serves as the Pediatric Director of the MUSC Academic Generalist/Heath Services Research Fellowship Program and is the Principal Investigator on a HRSA-funded Academic Administrative Units (Title VII) Grant. Dr. Basco currently has funding from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to evaluate outpatient pediatric prescribing errors, with a focus on opioid prescribing to children and adolescents.

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    General Pediatrics, Medication Error

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         (Basco, William T)Jul 1, 1999 - Jun 30, 2004
    The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
    Generalist Physician Faculty Scholar Program: Evaluation of a Medical School Admission Process: Are We Choosing the Right People?
    Role Description: This effort reviewed multiple issues around the medical school admissions process, including evaluating how pre-admission criteria (interview scores, MCAT scores) predicted performance during medical school.
    Role: PI

    D55HP05159     (Darden, Paul)Jul 1, 2005 - Jun 30, 2008
    HRSA/BHP/MEDICINE
    Faculty Development in Primary Care
    Role Description: The major goal of the project was to provide academic generalists in internal medicine and pediatricians with additional knowledge, skills, and experience to meet expectations for teaching, research, and practice that are essential criteria for promotion and attainment of tenure
    Role: Co-Investigator

    K08HS015679     (BASCO, WILLIAM T)Jun 1, 2006 - May 31, 2010
    NIH
    Prescribing Errors in Ambulatory Pediatric Care
    Role: Principal Investigator

    T32HP10255     (Basco, William T)Jul 1, 2008 - Jun 30, 2011
    HRSA
    NRSA for Primary Medical Care
    Role Description: The major goal of the project was to provide academic generalists in internal medicine and pediatricians with additional knowledge, skills, and experience to meet expectations for teaching, research, and practice that are essential criteria for promotion and attainment of tenure.
    Role: PI

    D54HP05448     (Basco, William T)Sep 1, 2008 - Aug 30, 2011
    HRSA/BHP/MEDICINE
    Academic Administrative Units in Primary Care
    Role Description: This grant built upon the structure of the existing SC PBRN, making the PBRN practices educational sites for MUSC trainees as well as research site. The grant also includes training in Quality Improvement for MUSC faculty, trainees, and practitioners at the sites.
    Role: PI

    R03HS018841     (BASCO, WILLIAM T)Apr 1, 2010 - Mar 31, 2013
    NIH
    Assessment of Pediatric Look-alike, Sound-alike (LASA) Substitution Errors
    Role: Principal Investigator

    T89HP20830     (Basco, William T)Sep 30, 2010 - Sep 29, 2015
    HRSA/BHP/MEDICINE
    Affordable Care Act: Primary Care Residency Expansion - Creating a Primary Care Pediatrics Residency Track at MUSC
    Role Description: This project expanded \ the pediatric residency program at MUSC by 2 positions per year, including placing them in community settings for significant portions of their training

    D54HP05448     (Basco, William T)Sep 1, 2011 - Aug 30, 2016
    HRSA/BHP/MEDICINE
    Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry. “Academic Administrative Units in Primary Care."
    Role Description: This grant expanded the educational capacity of the division by increasing educational activities, for both faculty, practitioners, and trainees in an existing Pediatric Practice-Based Research Network.
    Role: PI

    U59DP003583     (Goff)Sep 30, 2011 - Sep 29, 2016
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    CDC Community Transformation Grant, Subcontract from SC Dept of Health and Environmental Control
    Role Description: This grant added pediatric practices to the Outpatient Quality Improvement Network (now Care Coordination Institute), a learning collaborative based on shared clinic data from various electronic medical records.
    Role: Co-Investigator

    U18HS025291     (Mangione-Smith, Rita)Sep 30, 2016 - Sep 29, 2020
    Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
    Pediatric Quality Measures Program. Pediatric Hospital Care Improvement Project
    Role Description: This four-year project seeks to test the validity of measures of the quality of transfers of pediatric inpatients, both within-hospital transfers as well as transfers to community (discharges). Eight institutions are partnering with the Children’s Hospital Association to validate the measures and see if they work in diverse inpatient settings.
    Role: Site PI, Co-Investigator

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    1. Basco WT. Comparing the Care of Pediatric Hospitalists With That of General Pediatricians: Is It a Question With Waning Relevance? JAMA Netw Open. 2018 Dec 07; 1(8):e185686. PMID: 30646273.
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    2. Williams DC, Russell WS, Andrews AL, Simpson KN, Basco WT, Teufel RJ. Management of Pediatric Isolated Skull Fractures: A Decision Tree and Cost Analysis on Emergency Department Disposition Strategies. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2018 Jun; 34(6):403-408. PMID: 29189590.
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    3. MacGeorge CA, Simpson KN, Basco WT, Bundy DG. Constipation-Related Emergency Department Use, and Associated Office Visits and Payments Among Commercially Insured Children. Acad Pediatr. 2018 Nov - Dec; 18(8):952-956. PMID: 29673883.
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    4. Williams DC, Selassie AW, Russell WS, Borg KT, Basco WT. Risk Factors for Admission and Prolonged Length of Stay in Pediatric Isolated Skull Fractures. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2017 Dec; 33(12):e146-e151. PMID: 29194222.
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    5. Basco WT, Roberts JR, Ebeling M, Garner SS, Hulsey TC, Simpson K. Indications for Use of Combination Acetaminophen/Opioid Drugs in Infants <6 Months Old. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2018 Jun; 57(6):741-744. PMID: 28891326.
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    6. SanGiovanni C, McElligott J, Morella K, Basco W. Underdiagnosis and Lower Rates of Office Visits for Overweight/Obese Pediatric Patients in Rural Compared with Urban Areas. South Med J. 2017 07; 110(7):480-485. PMID: 28679018.
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    7. MacGeorge CA, Williams DC, Vajta N, Morella K, Thacker PG, Russell S, Basco WT, Bundy DG. Understanding the Constipation Conundrum: Predictors of Obtaining an Abdominal Radiograph During the Emergency Department Evaluation of Pediatric Constipation. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2017 Jun 20. PMID: 28632576.
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    8. Odulana A, Basco WT, Bishu KG, Egede LE. Dietary and Physical Activity Counseling Trends in U.S. Children, 2002-2011. Am J Prev Med. 2017 Jul; 53(1):9-16. PMID: 28365089.
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    9. Basco WT, Garner SS, Ebeling M, Hulsey TC, Simpson K. Potential Acetaminophen and Opioid Overdoses in Young Children Prescribed Combination Acetaminophen/Opioid Preparations. Pediatr Qual Saf. 2016 Nov; 1(2):e007. PMID: 29862380.
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    10. Basco WT, Garner SS, Ebeling M, Freeland KD, Hulsey TC, Simpson K. Evaluating the Potential Severity of Look-Alike, Sound-Alike Drug Substitution Errors in Children. Acad Pediatr. 2016 Mar; 16(2):183-91. PMID: 26946271.
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    11. Basco WT, Ebeling M, Garner SS, Hulsey TC, Simpson K. Opioid Prescribing and Potential Overdose Errors Among Children 0 to 36 Months Old. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2015 Jul; 54(8):738-44. PMID: 25971461.
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    12. Roberts JR, Basco WT, Hulsey TC, Ebeling MD, O'Brien E, Alberg AJ. Prevalence of Parental Smoking and Predictors of Cessation: A Study in the South Carolina Pediatric Practice Research Network. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2015 Aug; 54(9):847-52. PMID: 25520365.
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    13. Andrews AL, Kazley AS, Basco WT, Teufel RJ. Lower rates of EMR use in rural hospitals represent a previously unexplored child health disparity. Hosp Pediatr. 2014 Jul; 4(4):211-6. PMID: 24986989.
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    14. McElligott JT, Lemay JR, O'Brien ES, Roland VA, Basco WT, Roberts JR. Practice patterns and guideline adherence in the management of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2014 Sep; 53(10):960-6. PMID: 24982441.
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    15. Wu CL, Andrews AL, Teufel RJ, Basco WT. Demographic predictors of leukotriene antagonist monotherapy among children with persistent asthma. J Pediatr. 2014 Apr; 164(4):827-831.e1. PMID: 24370344.
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    16. Andrews AL, Simpson AN, Basco WT, Teufel RJ. Asthma medication ratio predicts emergency department visits and hospitalizations in children with asthma. Medicare Medicaid Res Rev. 2013; 3(4). PMID: 24834366.
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    17. Andrews AL, Teufel RJ, Basco WT. Initiating inhaled steroid treatment for children with asthma in the emergency room: current reported prescribing rates and frequently cited barriers. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2013 Sep; 29(9):957-62. PMID: 23974712.
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    18. Basco WT, Rimsza ME. Pediatrician workforce policy statement. Pediatrics. 2013 Aug; 132(2):390-7. PMID: 23897908.
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    19. Teufel RJ, Kazley AS, Andrews AL, Ebeling MD, Basco WT. Electronic medical record adoption in hospitals that care for children. Acad Pediatr. 2013 May-Jun; 13(3):259-63. PMID: 23680343.
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    20. Teufel RJ, Kazley AS, Ebeling MD, Basco WT. Hospital electronic medical record use and cost of inpatient pediatric care. Acad Pediatr. 2012 Sep-Oct; 12(5):429-35. PMID: 22819201.
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    21. McElligott JT, Roberts JR, Varadi EA, O'Brien ES, Freeland KD, Basco WT. Variation in fruit juice consumption among infants and toddlers: associations with WIC participation. South Med J. 2012 Jul; 105(7):364-9. PMID: 22766665.
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    22. Andrews AL, Teufel RJ, Basco WT, Simpson KN. A cost-effectiveness analysis of inhaled corticosteroid delivery for children with asthma in the emergency department. J Pediatr. 2012 Nov; 161(5):903-7. PMID: 22717219.
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    23. Andrews AL, Teufel RJ, Basco WT. Low rates of controller medication initiation and outpatient follow-up after emergency department visits for asthma. J Pediatr. 2012 Feb; 160(2):325-30. PMID: 21885062.
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    24. Lintzenich A, Teufel RJ, Basco WT. Under-utilization of controller medications and poor follow-up rates among hospitalized asthma patients. Hosp Pediatr. 2011 Jul 01; 1(1):8-14. PMID: 24510924.
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    25. Teufel RJ, Kazley AS, Basco WT. Is computerized physician order entry use associated with a decrease in hospital resource utilization in hospitals that care for children? J Med Syst. 2012 Aug; 36(4):2411-20. PMID: 21503742.
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    26. Lintzenich A, Teufel RJ, Basco WT. Younger asthmatics are less likely to receive inhaled corticosteroids and asthma education after admission for exacerbation. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2010 Dec; 49(12):1111-6. PMID: 20724325.
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    27. Roberts JR, Kennedy SA, Darden PM, Basco WT. Prevalence of obesity in children: comparing children from the South Carolina pediatric practice research network with a national sample. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2010 Aug; 49(8):750-5. PMID: 20651257.
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    28. Sheridan ME, Blue AV, Basco WT. Promoting students' community service during medical school: the MUSC Gives Back Office. Teach Learn Med. 2010 Jul; 22(3):214-8. PMID: 20563944.
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    29. Basco WT, Ebeling M, Hulsey TC, Simpson K. Using pharmacy data to screen for look-alike, sound-alike substitution errors in pediatric prescriptions. Acad Pediatr. 2010 Jul-Aug; 10(4):233-7. PMID: 20541485.
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    30. Basco WT, Cull WL, O'Connor KG, Shipman SA. Assessing trends in practice demographics of underrepresented minority pediatricians, 1993-2007. Pediatrics. 2010 Mar; 125(3):460-7. PMID: 20176676.
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    31. Teufel RJ, Kazley AS, Basco WT. Early adopters of computerized physician order entry in hospitals that care for children: a picture of US health care shortly after the Institute of Medicine reports on quality. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2009 May; 48(4):389-96. PMID: 19224864.
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    32. Hletko PJ, Basco WT. Making the most of data collection: lessons from a PRACTICE-based research network. J S C Med Assoc. 2008 Aug; 104(6):186-7. PMID: 18935890.
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    33. Basco WT, Hletko PJ, West L, Darden PM. Determining the proportion of children too heavy for age-appropriate car seats in a practice-based research network. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2009 Jan; 48(1):37-43. PMID: 18648075.
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    34. Teufel RJ, Basco WT, Simpson KN. Cost effectiveness of an inpatient influenza immunization assessment and delivery program for children with asthma. J Hosp Med. 2008 Mar; 3(2):134-41. PMID: 18438789.
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    35. Monestime-Williams N, Dickerson LM, Basco WT. Off-label prescribing of medications for children. J S C Med Assoc. 2007 Jun; 103(5):130-3. PMID: 18333578.
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    36. Basco WT, Lancaster CJ, Gilbert GE, Carey ME, Blue AV. Medical school application interview score has limited predictive validity for performance on a fourth year clinical practice examination. Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract. 2008 May; 13(2):151-62. PMID: 17089077.
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    37. Blue AV, Geesey ME, Sheridan ME, Basco WT. Performance outcomes associated with medical school community service. Acad Med. 2006 Oct; 81(10 Suppl):S79-82. PMID: 17001142.
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    38. Taylor ML, Blue AV, Mainous AG, Geesey ME, Basco WT. The relationship between the National Board of Medical Examiners' prototype of the Step 2 clinical skills exam and interns' performance. Acad Med. 2005 May; 80(5):496-501. PMID: 15851465.
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    39. Schwartz MD, Basco WT, Grey MR, Elmore JG, Rubenstein A. Rekindling student interest in generalist careers. Ann Intern Med. 2005 Apr 19; 142(8):715-24. PMID: 15838091.
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    40. Blue AV, Basco WT, Geesey ME, Thiedke CC, Sheridan ME, Elam CL. How does pre-admission community service compare with community service during medical school? Teach Learn Med. 2005; 17(4):316-21. PMID: 16197316.
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    41. Lemon HM, Mazyck-Brown J, Cancellaro TA, Darden PM, Basco WT. Review of a randomized trial comparing 2 cerumenolytic agents. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2003 Dec; 157(12):1181-3. PMID: 14662570.
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    42. Gilbert GE, Blue AV, Basco WT. The effect of undergraduate GPA selectivity adjustment on pre-interview ranking of rural medical school applicants. J Rural Health. 2003; 19(2):101-4. PMID: 12696844.
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    43. Basco WT, Way DP, Gilbert GE, Hudson A. Undergraduate institutional MCAT scores as predictors of USMLE step 1 performance. Acad Med. 2002 Oct; 77(10 Suppl):S13-6. PMID: 12377692.
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    44. Basco WT, Gilbert GE, Blue AV. Determining the consequences for rural applicants when additional consideration is discontinued in a medical school admission process. Acad Med. 2002 Oct; 77(10 Suppl):S20-2. PMID: 12377694.
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    45. Gilbert GE, Basco WT, Blue AV, O'Sullivan PS. Predictive validity of the Medical College Admissions Test Writing Sample for the United States medical licensing examination steps 1 and 2. Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract. 2002; 7(3):191-200. PMID: 12510141.
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    46. Solomon B, McGuinn L, Hoerlein M, Basco W, Rowe P, Lehmann H. Is human immunodeficiency virus sexual risk prevention intervention effective? Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2001 Oct; 155(10):1127-30. PMID: 11576007.
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    47. Basco WT, Gilbert GE, Blue AV. Estimating the pre-interview rankings of underrepresented minority applicants when ethnicity is not considered in the admission process. Acad Med. 2001 Oct; 76(10 Suppl):S55-7. PMID: 11597873.
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    48. Basco WT, Reigart JR. When do medical students identify career-influencing physician role models? Acad Med. 2001 Apr; 76(4):380-2. PMID: 11299154.
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    49. Blue AV, Gilbert GE, Elam CL, Basco WT JR. Does institutional selectivity aid in the prediction of medical school performance? Acad Med. 2000 Oct; 75(10 Suppl):S31-3. PMID: 11031166.
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    50. Basco WT, Gilbert GE, Chessman AW, Blue AV. The ability of a medical school admission process to predict clinical performance and patients' satisfaction. Acad Med. 2000 Jul; 75(7):743-7. PMID: 10926028.
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    51. Basco WT, Buchbinder SB, Duggan AK, Wilson MH. Relationship between primary care practices in medical school admission and the matriculation of underrepresented-minority and female applicants. Acad Med. 1999 Aug; 74(8):920-4. PMID: 10495734.
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    52. Basco WT, Buchbinder SB, Duggan AK, Wilson MH. Associations between primary care-oriented practices in medical school admission and the practice intentions of matriculants. Acad Med. 1998 Nov; 73(11):1207-10. PMID: 9834706.
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    53. Spencer KL, Ungaretti T, Basco WT. A situational approach to improve clinical teaching. Acad Med. 1997 May; 72(5):462. PMID: 10676400.
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    54. Basco WT. Choose standards for infant growth wisely. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1997 Mar; 151(3):322. PMID: 9080947.
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    55. Basco WT, Recknor JC, Darden PM. Who needs an immunization in a pediatric subspecialty clinic? Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1996 May; 150(5):508-11. PMID: 8620233.
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    56. Basco WT, Abboud M, Holden KR. Opsoclonus-myoclonus and recurrent neuroblastoma. J Pediatr. 1995 May; 126(5 Pt 1):847-8. PMID: 7752022.
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