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To reassess the relations between postulated risk factors and seizure recurrence after a first febrile seizure (FS), the individual data from five follow-up studies that used similar definitions of FSs and risk factors were pooled and reanalyzed. The risk of frequent recurrent seizures and of the occurrence of complex seizures in previously healthy,(More)
Body temperature is commonly measured to confirm the presence or absence of fever. However, there remains considerable controversy regarding the most appropriate thermometer and the best anatomical site for temperature measurement. Core temperature is generally defined as the temperature measured within the pulmonary artery. Other standard core temperature(More)
  • A S El-Radhi, W Barry, S Patel
  • 1999
Little attention has been given to the relation between fever and the severity of bronchiolitis. Therefore, the relation between fever and the clinical course of 90 infants (59 boys, 31 girls) hospitalised during one season with bronchiolitis was studied prospectively. Fever (defined as a single recording > 38.0 degrees C or two successive recording > 37.8(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The consequences of missing fever in children can be grave. Body temperature is commonly recorded at the axilla but accuracy is a problem. This study aimed to evaluate the accuracy of a tympanic thermometer in the paediatric emergency setting. METHOD In a total of 106 infants, the body temperature was measured in the daytime with(More)
AIMS Desmopressin is a useful treatment for primary nocturnal enuresis (PNE), a common childhood condition that can persist into adolescence. This open-label, randomised, cross-over study evaluated the preference of children and adolescents with PNE for sublingual desmopressin oral lyophilisate (MELT) vs. tablet treatment, and the efficacy, safety,(More)
The incidence of rickets in 100 Iraqi infants with wheezy bronchitis (24%) exceeded by two and a half times that found in age-matched controls (9%), and by ten times when only those with severe rickets were considered. The reason for this is not entirely clear, but could be related to the fact that the infants with wheezy bronchitis weighed more and(More)
Fever is a very common complaint in children and is the single most common non-trauma-related reason for a visit to the emergency department. Parents are concerned about fever and it's potential complications. The biological value of fever (i.e., whether it is beneficial or harmful) is disputed and it is being vigorously treated with the belief of(More)
One hundred and two children with salmonella gastroenteritis were studied for factors affecting the length of convalescent bacterial excretion. There was a significant correlation between degree of fever and duration of excretion: a fever of greater than or equal to 40 degrees C had the shortest and no fever the longest duration of excretion. Fever(More)