Anthony Zehetner

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BACKGROUND Breath-holding attacks are common during childhood. Iron supplementation has been claimed to reduce the frequency or severity, or both, of breath-holding attacks in children. OBJECTIVES To assess the effect of iron supplementation on the frequency and severity of breath-holding attacks in children. SEARCH STRATEGY We searched the Cochrane(More)
AIM The aim of this study is to review the operation of a specialist adolescent drug and alcohol consultation liaison service in a tertiary paediatric hospital. METHOD A retrospective review of patient records was conducted to identify patient characteristics and assess service utilisation. RESULTS Two hundred adolescents were referred over 4 years.(More)
Young people have the right to be informed and access appropriate health-care services about their health, including sexual matters. They also have the right to be treated in a confidential, culturally appropriate, positive and respectful manner. While components of a sexual history and health discussion vary and are tailored to the individual and their own(More)
AIM To evaluate Teenlink, a wide-ranging medical and psychological health service addressing the needs of children and adolescents in substance-using families, who are at increased risk of developmental and psychosocial problems. METHODS Retrospective record review of 124 children, from 92 families seen over a 13 year period. RESULTS Polysubstance use(More)
Iron supplementation reduces the frequency and severity of breath-holding attacks (BHAs), particularly in children with iron deficiency. The issue of iron supplementation is less clear for Westernized children with BHAs who present to an outpatient community clinic and are not iron-deficient. This is the first reported case series of iron-replete children(More)
The photo shows the Isolator which was developed in 1925 by Hugo Gernsback to treat conditions such as attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. 1 The patient would wear the diving bell-like apparatus. Outside sound was excluded and the eye holes 'focussed' one's attention on the task at hand. The Isolator came with its own oxygen supply to ensure the(More)