Janelle L. Wagner

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InstitutionMedical University of South Carolina
DepartmentNursing
AddressP.O. Box MSC 160
College of Nursing - 99 Jonathan Lucas St.
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    2011Promising Young Investigator, Epilepsy & Behavior
    2007William R. Turk Pediatric Epilepsy Research Award, Epilepsy Foundation
    2005Neurobehavioral Fellow, American Epilepsy Society

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    Dr. Wagner's research focuses on the integration of medical and behavioral aspects of pediatric epilepsy by incorporating epilepsy self- and family management, thus targeting comprehensive care of youth with epilepsy and their caregivers.

    As Principal Investigator, Dr. Wagner has been funded by the national Epilepsy Foundation (EF), Parents Against Childhood Epilepsy (PACE), the Pediatric Partnership for Epilepsy Research, and the Willy’s Fund for Childhood Epilepsy Research. Her projects have encompassed predictors of depressive symptoms and examination of coping skills and self-efficacy for seizure management in youth with epilepsy; development of a depression screening tool specific to pediatric epilepsy (NDDI-E-Y); development and pilot-testing of a cognitive-behavioral self-management intervention targeting the enhancement of primary and secondary coping skills in youth with epilepsy and their caregivers (Coping with Epilepsy: COPE); and examination of caregiving processes in parents of youth with epilepsy. Dr. Wagner has a current proposal submitted to conduct a randomized controlled trial to examine the effectiveness of COPE. In addition, Dr. Wagner has contributed as a Co-Investigator on two previously funded and one current epidemiological studies of epilepsy health related outcomes and comorbidities funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (A. Selassie, PI). She are also participating in a national validation study of the PedsQL epilepsy modules.

    Dr. Wagner collaborates with other researchers across the US who focus on behavioral aspects of pediatric epilepsy, including investigators at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Medical Center, the Pediatric Epilepsy Research Consortium ( http://pediatricerc.com/ ) and the Managing Epilepsy Well Network (MEW). Dr. Wagner is co-chairs of a MEW Work Group to review the pediatric epilepsy self-management literature (http://web1.sph.emory.edu/ManagingEpilepsyWell/research/workgroups.php) and holds leadership positions in the American Epilepsy Society (AES). She is also a member of the Psychobehavioral Treatment Task Force of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE). Finally, Dr. Wagner collaborate with South Carolina Advocates for Epilepsy (SAFE; www.scepilepsy.org ), the non-profit advocacy organization for persons with epilepsy in SC.
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    Adolescents, Depression, Children-s Health, Pediatrics, Epilepsy

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    1. Wagner JL, Brothers SL, Guilfoyle SM, Modi AC, Smith G, Clifford LM. Behavioral health screening in pediatric epilepsy: Which measures commonly used in the United States are 'good enough'? Epilepsy Behav. 2022 Sep; 134:108818. PMID: 35841809.
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    2. Wagner JL, Mueller M, Hellier TS, Smith G, Modi A. ADHD and epilepsy-related QoL in youth with epilepsy. Epilepsy Behav. 2021 10; 123:108250. PMID: 34399393.
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    3. Modi AC, Patel AD, Stevens J, Smith G, Huszti H, Guilfoyle SM, Mara CA, Schmidt M, Wagner JL. The psychosocial impact of COVID-19 within the first six months of the pandemic on youth with epilepsy and their caregivers. Epilepsy Behav. 2021 04; 117:107855. PMID: 33636530.
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    4. Gandy M, Modi AC, Wagner JL, LaFrance WC, Reuber M, Tang V, Valente KD, Goldstein LH, Donald KA, Rayner G, Michaelis R. Managing depression and anxiety in people with epilepsy: A survey of epilepsy health professionals by the ILAE Psychology Task Force. Epilepsia Open. 2021 03; 6(1):127-139. PMID: 33681656.
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    5. Michaelis R, Tang V, Nevitt SJ, Wagner JL, Modi AC, LaFrance WC, Goldstein LH, Gandy M, Bresnahan R, Valente K, Donald KA, Reuber M. Psychological treatments for people with epilepsy. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2020 Sep 07; 8:CD012081. PMID: 35653266.
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    6. Wagner JL, Modi AC, Guilfoyle SM, Junger KF, Weyand C, Smith G, Griffin M, Mucci G. Current behavioral health and cognitive screening practices in pediatric epilepsy. Epilepsy Behav. 2019 12; 101(Pt A):106214. PMID: 31680024.
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    7. Wagner JL, Mueller M, Kellermann T, Griffin M, Smith G, Soliven M, Guilfoyle SM, Junger KF, Mucci G, Huszti H, Barrett L, Zupanc M, Modi AC. Vulnerabilities to antiepileptic drug (AED) side effects in youth with epilepsy. Epilepsy Behav. 2019 08; 97:22-28. PMID: 31181425.
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    8. Modi AC, Gutierrez-Colina AM, Wagner JL, Smith G, Junger K, Huszti H, Mara CA. Executive functioning phenotypes in youth with epilepsy. Epilepsy Behav. 2019 01; 90:112-118. PMID: 30530131.
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    9. Wagner JL, Kellermann TS, Mueller M, Smith G. Response to "Screening for depression in youth with epilepsy: The NDDI-E-Y". Epilepsia. 2018 10; 59(10):2000-2001. PMID: 30368790.
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    10. Michaelis R, Tang V, Goldstein LH, Reuber M, LaFrance WC, Lundgren T, Modi AC, Wagner JL. Psychological treatments for adults and children with epilepsy: Evidence-based recommendations by the International League Against Epilepsy Psychology Task Force. Epilepsia. 2018 07; 59(7):1282-1302. PMID: 29917225.
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    11. Smith G, Modi AC, Johnson EK, Shegog R, Austin JK, Wagner JL. Measurement in pediatric epilepsy self-management: A critical review. Epilepsia. 2018 03; 59(3):509-522. PMID: 29322489.
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    12. Michaelis R, Tang V, Wagner JL, Modi AC, LaFrance WC, Goldstein LH, Lundgren T, Reuber M. Cochrane systematic review and meta-analysis of the impact of psychological treatments for people with epilepsy on health-related quality of life. Epilepsia. 2018 02; 59(2):315-332. PMID: 29313968.
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    13. Michaelis R, Tang V, Wagner JL, Modi AC, LaFrance WC, Goldstein LH, Lundgren T, Reuber M. Psychological treatments for people with epilepsy. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2017 10 27; 10:CD012081. PMID: 29078005.
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    14. Kellermann TS, Mueller M, Carter EG, Brooks B, Smith G, Kopp OJ, Wagner JL. Prediction of specific depressive symptom clusters in youth with epilepsy: The NDDI-E-Y versus Neuro-QOL SF. Epilepsia. 2017 08; 58(8):1370-1379. PMID: 28597917.
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    15. Wagner JL, Modi AC, Johnson EK, Shegog R, Escoffery C, Bamps Y, Austin JK, Schultz RJ, MapelLentz S, Smith G. Self-management interventions in pediatric epilepsy: What is the level of evidence? Epilepsia. 2017 05; 58(5):743-754. PMID: 28233908.
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    16. Wagner JL, Wilson DA, Kellermann T, Smith G, Malek AM, Wannamaker B, Selassie AW. Behavioral health in young adults with epilepsy: Implications for transition of care. Epilepsy Behav. 2016 12; 65:7-12. PMID: 27829187.
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    17. Malek AM, Wilson DA, Martz GU, Wannamaker BB, Wagner JL, Smith G, Edwards JC, Selassie AW. Mortality following status epilepticus in persons with and without epilepsy. Seizure. 2016 Nov; 42:7-13. PMID: 27636327.
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    18. Wagner JL, Ferguson PL, Kellermann T, Smith G, Brooks B. Behavioral health referrals in pediatric epilepsy. Epilepsy Res. 2016 11; 127:72-77. PMID: 27565414.
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    19. Kellermann TS, Wagner JL, Smith G, Karia S, Eskandari R. Surgical Management of Pediatric Epilepsy: Decision-Making and Outcomes. Pediatr Neurol. 2016 11; 64:21-31. PMID: 27568292.
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    20. Wagner JL, Kellermann T, Mueller M, Smith G, Brooks B, Arnett A, Modi AC. Development and validation of the NDDI-E-Y: a screening tool for depressive symptoms in pediatric epilepsy. Epilepsia. 2016 08; 57(8):1265-70. PMID: 27354177.
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    21. Ramsey RR, Ryan JL, Fedele DA, Mullins LL, Chaney JM, Wagner JL. Child Attitude Toward Illness Scale (CATIS): A systematic review of the literature. Epilepsy Behav. 2016 06; 59:64-72. PMID: 27096812.
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    22. Wilson DA, Malek AM, Wagner JL, Wannamaker BB, Selassie AW. Mortality in people with epilepsy: A statewide retrospective cohort study. Epilepsy Res. 2016 May; 122:7-14. PMID: 26900886.
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    23. Selassie AW, Wilson DA, Wagner JL, Smith G, Wannamaker BB. Population-based comparative analysis of risk of death in children and adolescents with epilepsy and migraine. Epilepsia. 2015 Dec; 56(12):1957-65. PMID: 26662192.
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    24. Wagner JL, Brooks B, Smith G, St Marie K, Kellermann TS, Wilson D, Wannamaker B, Selassie A. Determining patient needs: A partnership with South Carolina Advocates for Epilepsy (SAFE). Epilepsy Behav. 2015 Oct; 51:294-9. PMID: 26318792.
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    25. Wagner JL, Guilfoyle SM, Rausch J, Modi AC. Psychometric validation of the Pediatric Symptom Checklist-17 in a pediatric population with epilepsy: A methods study. Epilepsy Behav. 2015 Oct; 51:112-6. PMID: 26262939.
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    26. Wagner JL, Berg AT. Direct health care charges for new-onset pediatric epilepsy: How much does it cost? Neurology. 2015 Aug 11; 85(6):486-7. PMID: 26163430.
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    27. Smith G, Wagner JL, Edwards JC. Epilepsy update, part 2: nursing care and evidence-based treatment. Am J Nurs. 2015 Jun; 115(6):34-44; quiz 45-6. PMID: 25970630.
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    28. Smith G, Wagner JL, Edwards JC. CE: Epilepsy Update, Part 1: Refining Our Understanding of a Complex Disease. Am J Nurs. 2015 May; 115(5):40-7; quiz 48-9. PMID: 25859747.
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    29. Wagner JL, Kellermann TS. Quality of life in pediatric epilepsy: Considerations for measurement and use. Neurology. 2015 May 05; 84(18):1826-7. PMID: 25841029.
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    30. Selassie AW, Wilson DA, Malek AM, Wagner JL, Smith G, Martz G, Edwards J, Wannamaker B, Zack MM, Kobau R. Premature deaths among children with epilepsy - South Carolina, 2000-2011. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2014 Nov 07; 63(44):989-94. PMID: 25375069.
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    31. Wagner J. A 15-year snapshot of the behavioral and psychosocial aspects of epilepsy. Epilepsy Behav. 2014 Nov; 40:108-9. PMID: 25281299.
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    32. Wagner JL, Wilson DA, Smith G, Malek A, Selassie AW. Neurodevelopmental and mental health comorbidities in children and adolescents with epilepsy and migraine: a response to identified research gaps. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2015 Jan; 57(1):45-52. PMID: 25088717.
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    33. Wagner J. Use of psychobehavioral treatment for persons with epilepsy: where are we? Epilepsy Behav. 2014 Mar; 32:145-6. PMID: 24439699.
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    34. Selassie AW, Wilson DA, Martz GU, Smith GG, Wagner JL, Wannamaker BB. Epilepsy beyond seizure: a population-based study of comorbidities. Epilepsy Res. 2014 Feb; 108(2):305-15. PMID: 24405940.
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    35. Bonner MS, Ramsey RR, Ryan JL, Fedele DA, Mullins LL, Wagner JL, Jarvis JN, Chaney JM. Examination of parent-child adjustment in juvenile rheumatic diseases using depression-specific indices of parent and youth functioning. J Child Health Care. 2015 Mar; 19(1):63-72. PMID: 23939726.
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    36. Wagner JL, Levisohn PM, Onufer CN, Uchegbu GC, Fletcher L, Zupanc M, Browne M. Project Access: Strategies to improve care for children and youth with epilepsy: illustrations of recommendations in the IOM report on the epilepsies. Epilepsy Behav. 2013 Oct; 29(1):121-7. PMID: 23939036.
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    37. Wagner JL, Smith G, Ferguson PL, Fedele DA. Preliminary Psychometrics of the Neurological Disorders Depression Inventory for Epilepsy-Youth. J Child Neurol. 2013 Nov; 28(11):1392-1399. PMID: 23576412.
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    38. Guilfoyle SM, Wagner JL, Smith G, Modi AC. Early screening and identification of psychological comorbidities in pediatric epilepsy is necessary. Epilepsy Behav. 2012 Dec; 25(4):495-500. PMID: 23153713.
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    39. Brown RT, Shaftman SR, Tilley BC, Anthony KK, Kral MC, Maxson B, Mee L, Bonner MJ, Vogler LB, Schanberg LE, Connelly MA, Wagner JL, Silver RM, Nietert PJ. The health education for lupus study: a randomized controlled cognitive-behavioral intervention targeting psychosocial adjustment and quality of life in adolescent females with systemic lupus erythematosus. Am J Med Sci. 2012 Oct; 344(4):274-82. PMID: 22996139.
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    40. Wagner JL, Ferguson PL, Smith G. The relationship of coping behaviors to depressive symptoms in youth with epilepsy: an examination of caregiver and youth proxy report. Epilepsy Behav. 2012 May; 24(1):86-92. PMID: 22481037.
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    41. Wagner JL, Smith G, Ferguson P. Self-efficacy for seizure management and youth depressive symptoms: caregiver and youth perspectives. Seizure. 2012 Jun; 21(5):334-9. PMID: 22425424.
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    42. Ryan JL, Ramsey RR, Fedele DA, Wagner JL, Smith G, Chaney JM. Exploration of age and sex differences in depressive symptoms and illness attitudes for youth with epilepsy and juvenile rheumatic disease. J Child Neurol. 2012 Aug; 27(8):1004-10. PMID: 22290860.
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    43. Rodenburg R, Wagner JL, Austin JK, Kerr M, Dunn DW. Psychosocial issues for children with epilepsy. Epilepsy Behav. 2011 Sep; 22(1):47-54. PMID: 21705279.
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    44. Wagner JL, Smith G, Ferguson P, van Bakergem K, Hrisko S. Feasibility of a pediatric cognitive-behavioral self-management intervention: Coping Openly and Personally with Epilepsy (COPE). Seizure. 2011 Jul; 20(6):462-7. PMID: 21414811.
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    45. Wagner JL, Modi A, Smith G. Commentary: Pediatric epilepsy: a good fit for pediatric psychologists. J Pediatr Psychol. 2011 May; 36(4):461-5. PMID: 21148174.
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    46. Wagner JL, Smith G, Ferguson P, van Bakergem K, Hrisko S. Pilot study of an integrated cognitive-behavioral and self-management intervention for youth with epilepsy and caregivers: Coping Openly and Personally with Epilepsy (COPE). Epilepsy Behav. 2010 Jul; 18(3):280-5. PMID: 20488757.
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    47. Smith G, Ferguson PL, Saunders LL, Wagner JL, Wannamaker BB, Selassie AW. Psychosocial factors associated with stigma in adults with epilepsy. Epilepsy Behav. 2009 Nov; 16(3):484-90. PMID: 19782005.
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    48. Wagner JL, Sample PL, Ferguson PL, Pickelsimer EE, Smith GM, Selassie AW. Impact of pediatric epilepsy: voices from a focus group and implications for public policy change. Epilepsy Behav. 2009 Sep; 16(1):161-5. PMID: 19646930.
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    49. Wagner JL, Smith GM, Ferguson PL, Wannamaker BB. Caregiver perceptions of seizure severity in pediatric epilepsy. Epilepsia. 2009 Sep; 50(9):2102-9. PMID: 19490037.
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    50. Andrews NR, Chaney JM, Mullins LL, Wagner JL, Hommel KA, Jarvis JN. The differential effect of child age on the illness intrusiveness--parent distress relationship in juvenile rheumatic disease. Rehabil Psychol. 2009 Feb; 54(1):45-50. PMID: 19618702.
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    51. Wagner JL, Smith G, Ferguson PL, Horton S, Wilson E. A hopelessness model of depressive symptoms in youth with epilepsy. J Pediatr Psychol. 2009 Jan-Feb; 34(1):89-96. PMID: 18539619.
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    52. Wagner JL, Smith G. Pediatric epilepsy: the role of the pediatric psychologist. Epilepsy Behav. 2007 Nov; 11(3):253-6. PMID: 17905666.
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    53. Andrews NR, Chaney JM, Mullins LL, Wagner JL, Hommel KA, Jarvis JN. Brief report: illness intrusiveness and adjustment among Native American and Caucasian parents of children with juvenile rheumatic diseases. J Pediatr Psychol. 2007 Nov-Dec; 32(10):1259-63. PMID: 17634185.
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    54. Wagner JL, Smith G. Psychological services in a pediatric epilepsy clinic: Referral patterns and feasibility. Epilepsy Behav. 2007 Feb; 10(1):129-33. PMID: 17161654.
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    55. Sample PL, Ferguson PL, Wagner JL, Elisabeth Pickelsimer E, Selassie AW. Experiences of persons with epilepsy and their families as they look for medical and community care: a focus group study from South Carolina. Epilepsy Behav. 2006 Dec; 9(4):649-62. PMID: 17010671.
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    56. Hommel KA, Chaney JM, Wagner JL, Jarvis JN. Learned helplessness in children and adolescents with juvenile rheumatic disease. J Psychosom Res. 2006 Jan; 60(1):73-81. PMID: 16380313.
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    57. Wagner JL, Smith G. Psychosocial intervention in pediatric epilepsy: a critique of the literature. Epilepsy Behav. 2006 Feb; 8(1):39-49. PMID: 16246636.
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    58. Connelly M, Wagner JL, Brown RT, Rittle C, Cloues B, Taylor LC. Informant discrepancy in perceptions of sickle cell disease severity. J Pediatr Psychol. 2005 Jul-Aug; 30(5):443-8. PMID: 15944172.
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    59. Wagner JL, Chaney JM, Hommel KA, Page MC, Mullins LL, White MM, Jarvis JN. The influence of parental distress on child depressive symptoms in juvenile rheumatic diseases: the moderating effect of illness intrusiveness. J Pediatr Psychol. 2003 Oct-Nov; 28(7):453-62. PMID: 12968037.
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    60. Orr RK, Hoehn JL, Col NF. The learning curve for sentinel node biopsy in breast cancer: practical considerations. Arch Surg. 1999 Jul; 134(7):764-7. PMID: 27718241.
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    61. Orr RK, Hoehn JL, Col NF. The learning curve for sentinel node biopsy in breast cancer: practical considerations. Arch Surg. 1999 Jul; 134(7):764-7. PMID: 34730519.
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