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The prevalence of learning problems and of cognitive and motor impairment in a total geographically based very-low-birthweight population (N = 324) was compared at eight years of age with that in a population comprising two classroom peers, matched for gender and age (N = 590). 15 per cent of those with birthweights less than 1000g and 6 per cent of those(More)
AIMS To compare the respiratory health and function at 8 to 9 years of age of a total population based cohort of 300 very low birthweight (VLBW) children with that of two classroom controls (n = 590) matched for age and sex. STUDY DESIGN Cohort study with controls. SETTING Schools throughout Scotland. RESULTS The VLBW children were more likely than(More)
In an ongoing prospective study of homosexual men conducted since November 1982 in Vancouver, we identified 345 men who did not have antibody to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) at the time of enrolment and for whom results of follow-up serologic testing were available. A total of 66 cases of seroconversion were documented among the 345 men between(More)
BACKGROUND An association of H. pylori infection with chronic gastritis, peptic ulceration and gastric cancer is known. METHODS Prevalence of IgG antibodies to Helicobacter pylori in children in the Bloemfontein, South Africa area was studied. Children attending the general pediatric outpatient department at Pelonomi Hospital in Bloemfontein were grouped(More)
In a group of homosexual men in Vancouver studied prospectively since November 1982, 26 cases of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) have arisen. To identify behavioural, clinical and laboratory findings that might predict the development of AIDS in people with antibody to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), we compared data for 25 patients with AIDS(More)
OBJECTIVE To conduct a pilot randomized controlled trial of unfractionated heparin (UFH) in women considered at high risk of placental insufficiency in the second trimester. METHODS Women with either false-positive first trimester (pregnancy-associated placental protein-A [PAPP-A] < 0.35 MoM) or second trimester (alpha-fetoprotein [AFP] > 2.0 MoM, inhibin(More)
A retrospective chart review of all in-patient deaths in 1992 was undertaken to examine patterns of care in advanced HIV disease at St Paul's Hospital, Vancouver, Canada. St Paul's Hospital cares for approximately 75% of the Province of British Columbia's AIDS caseload. This represents about 18% of Canada's caseload. Data were collected on demographic(More)