A. Innes Cox

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BACKGROUND Significant research has focused on psychological difficulties following spinal cord injury (SCI), and there is a small prevalence of individuals who experience distress after injury. However, the converse is that many adjust well to injury and rate their quality of life highly. Despite this, there has been a comparative dearth of research(More)
A 14-year-old girl with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) was admitted for joint aspiration and intra-articular injection of steroids under general anaesthetic. A small amount of fluid was aspirated from a knee containing a large effusion using a 21-gauge needle, but nothing further could be obtained despite repositioning the needle and placing pressure(More)
On the 26th of December 1946, a patient, who had been long resident in a hot and wet part of India, was sent into this hospital by a local practitioner with a tentative diagnosis of chronic appendicular abscess. At the time of admission, the patient complained of slight pain and discomfort in the right flank and under the ribs in the right side where he was(More)
Introduction Intra-articular steroid (IAS) injections are a safe and effective therapy in the management of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA). Timely access to joint injections, including appropriate anaesthesia, is now considered standard of care in the treatment of JIA. Despite this, little is known about the resource burden created by IAS provision.(More)
For a long time now I have* noticed correspondence in the British Medical Journal under the heading ' Complacency in Anesthesia In England there is a fairly wide choice of anesthetics, from gas and oxygen, its combinations with ether % cyclopropane, ether and chloroform alone or mixed, to all the varieties of local, regional, and spinal anaesthesia,(More)
AIM There have been no formal assessments of current levels of the pediatric rheumatology workforce in Australia and New Zealand. Despite this it is felt that we fall well behind international guidelines placing children and adolescents with rheumatic diseases at risk of suboptimal care. Overcoming this shortfall in specialist pediatric rheumatology care(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess parental stress levels of mothers of children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) aged between 2-12 years and compare with those reported for other chronic childhood illnesses. METHODOLOGY Mothers of children aged between 2-12 years with JIA were recruited from hospital-based outpatient clinics. Maternal stress was measured by(More)
on the human bodyfor it encourages me to try and clarify points that may not be sufficiently clear. Clinical observation from all angles is what is required in a world population so varied in habit and custom as that in which we live. It is indeed partly this variation that makes the study of ' man' difficult, but it is this very variation that appears to(More)
Study design:Case series, consecutive sample, survey.Objectives:To examine the incidence of spinal cord injuries sustained as a result of falls compared with other causes, and to investigate rehabilitation outcomes between these two groups.Settings:Tertiary care, spinal cord injury rehabilitation unit (National Spinal Injuries Center), Stoke Mandeville(More)
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