Anne Paterson

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OBJECTIVE AND IMPORTANCE Distal ventriculoperitoneal shunt failure has been associated with absorption failure secondary to previous peritonitis. This assumption has caused surgeons to seek alternate sites for distal catheter placement. We propose that the absorptive potential of the peritoneal cavity should be assessed before that site is discounted for(More)
OBJECTS Optic nerve sheath diameter has been linked with intracranial pressure in previous studies. Measurement of sheath diameter using transorbital ultrasound is proposed as a clinical assessment indicator of developing hydrocephalus in the paediatric population. METHODS A retrospective review of optic nerve sheath ultrasound examinations performed in a(More)
OBJECTIVE Our objective was to determine whether adjustments related to patient age are made in the scanning parameters that are determinants of radiation dose for helical CT of pediatric patients. SUBJECTS AND METHODS This prospective investigation included all body (chest and abdomen) helical CT examinations (n = 58) of neonates, infants, and children(More)
Neck masses in children are a frequent occurrence and can often create a diagnostic dilemma. In such a situation the clinical history and physical examination are important. A thyroid lesion which is rapidly enlarging, firm and non-tender, associated with additional symptoms such as hoarseness, stridor, dyspnoea or dysphagia should alert the clinician to a(More)
Many genetic disorders in the Irish Traveller population follow a clan structure with certain disorders occurring only in specific clans or regions. Identification of disease genes can be simplified by comparing the genetic data of multiple patients with the same condition. However, this can be complicated for heterogeneous disorders whereby the same(More)
We report a case of scimitar syndrome with pulmonary sequestration, persistent primitive hepatic venous plexus and stenosis of the inferior vena cava in a child presenting with failure to thrive. Such associations are rare but may have implications when planning interventions for patients with complex congenital heart disease.
If admitted to Home Treatment a comprehensive package of care is offered that on average lasts two to three weeks but can extend up to twelve weeks and may involve several visits per day. Patients and carers are actively involved, with support and education comprising a significant part of the treatment delivered. Being within the home enables robust(More)
Morquio disease (mucopolysaccharidosis type IV) is an autosomal recessive lysosomal storage disorder causing predominantly skeletal manifestations. It is caused by a deficiency of galactose-6-sulphatase. In classical Morquio disease there is extreme short stature with height being between 90 and 120 cm. We have identified 10 individuals in Northern Ireland(More)
The minimum prevalence of lethal Osteogenesis imperfecta type II, thanatophoric dysplasia and achondroplasia were derived following detailed case note review of all perinatal lethal skeletal dysplasias (SD) in Northern Ireland over a 12 year period. Multiple sources of ascertainment, including genetic notes, radiological reports and post mortem findings,(More)
Small bowel intussusceptions are much less common than the ileocolic type, with jejunoileal intussusceptions being amongst the most rare1. We review the literature on small bowel intussuception, using a case of an 11-year-old girl with a jejunoileal intussusception involving the whole of the small bowel, from the level of the duodenojejunal flexure to the(More)