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BACKGROUND There is a growing recognition of the value of synthesising qualitative research in the evidence base in order to facilitate effective and appropriate health care. In response to this, methods for undertaking these syntheses are currently being developed. Thematic analysis is a method that is often used to analyse data in primary qualitative(More)
An EEG study has been carried out on 19 children (including siblings in 3 families) with clinical features of Angelman syndrome. The age at time of the first EEG ranged from 11 months to 11 years with the majority under 5 years. Six children had no history of seizures at the time of the first EEG. One or more of the following EEG abnormalities were seen in(More)
EEG, ERG, and VEP studies were carried out in 60 children with verified neuronal storage of ceroid/lipofuscin-like material. Comparing and contrasting the EEG/ERG/VER features of each child during the symptomatic phase of the disease, three distinct main groups could be recognised: (1) Progressive diminution in amplitude of the EEG and VEP beginning about(More)
A clinico-pathological entity of progressive neuronal degeneration of childhood with liver disease has now been recognised. Onset is in early childhood with intractable fits and progressive dementia. EEG/ERG/VEP studies have been carried out in 12 children with this condition. In most patients the EEG showed strikingly similar and unusual abnormal patterns(More)
A progressive neurological condition characterised by megalencephaly, spasticity, ataxia and seizures in two siblings of consanguineous parents is described. The electroencephalogram showed posterior discharges and an unusual photoparoxysmal response whereas brainstem auditory evoked potential findings were consistent with a white matter disorder.(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the impact on teenage pregnancy of interventions that address the social disadvantage associated with early parenthood and to assess the appropriateness of such interventions for young people in the United Kingdom. DESIGN Systematic review, including a statistical meta-analysis of controlled trials on interventions for early(More)
The evolution of neurophysiological features including the electroencephalogram (EEG), electroretinogram (ERG), and visual evoked potentials (VEP) is reported in eight cases of Menkes' "kinky hair" disease. All EEGs were severely abnormal, with some characteristic features seen from 3-5 months of age, after the onset of clinical symptomatology. From the age(More)
The clinical features of eight children with infantile neuroaxonal dystrophy are presented. Diagnosis was established by brain biopsy (4 cases), conjunctival biopsy (1 case), and the family history (2 cases), while in one case a presumptive diagnosis was made on the combination of clinical and neurophysiological findings without histopathological(More)