Cameron Childs

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Adaptive comanagement endeavors to increase knowledge and responsiveness in the face of uncertainty and complexity. However, when collaboration between agency and nonagency stakeholders is mandated, rigid institutions may hinder participation and ecological outcomes. In this case study we analyzed qualitative data to understand how participants perceive(More)
1. Changes in body heat content in five normal adults, in 30 healthy children and in 24 children who had suffered burn injury 1-5 h previously, have been studied in cool (20 degrees C) and warm (30 degrees C) environments. 2. On moving from a cool to a warm environment, the heat content rose in both normal adults and healthy children, but the increase was(More)
Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is a rare complication of a Staphylococcus aureus infection and is primarily seen in children with small burns. The true incidence of TSS in burns patients is not known and the number of presumptive cases rarely reported. This survey was undertaken to determine if the incidence of TSS in children with burns could be related to the(More)
Toxic shock syndrome toxin-one (TSST-1) produced from some but not all strains of Staphylococcus aureus is considered to be responsible for the development of the serious illness, toxic shock syndrome (TSS). The aim of this study was to establish the importance of S. aureus in the aetiology of suspected cases of TSS in acutely burned children. The pattern(More)
  • C Childs
  • 1998
Doubts and questions about clinical decision making need to be answered. Evidence-based medicine aims to provide answers by systematically finding information from the vast assortment of research papers in the literature and bringing it together to use in everyday practice and in the best interests of the patient. Although clinical (and experimental)(More)
The aims of the study were to determine the sites in a pediatric burns unit that were contaminated with Staphylococcus aureus. Samples from the environment in bedrooms and the common room were taken monthly for 6 months using blood agar for total counts and Baird-Parker agar for S. aureus. The air was sampled using an air-sampling device and settle plates.(More)
Acetaminophen (paracetamol 12 mg/kg p.o.) was administered on a total of 33 occasions to 12 children (13-36 months of age) during the first 60 h after burn injury covering 10-44 per cent of the body surface area (BSA). The drug was effective in lowering rectal temperature on most (80 per cent) occasions; failure to elicit a response was not restricted to(More)
BACKGROUND Ear thermometers are becoming popular as a method for measuring deep body (core) temperature. AIM To determine the variability of a single user's tympanic membrane (ear) temperature measurements. SUBJECTS Forty-two, afebrile, healthy children, and 20 febrile children with acute burns. RESULTS In afebrile children measurements made in both(More)
  • C Childs
  • 1993
This study characterised the pattern of oxygen consumption (VO2) in healthy infants and children asleep and awake (at rest) in a thermoneutral environment. Measurement of respiratory gas exchange (VO2 and VCO2) was made using an open circuit flow through system of indirect calorimetry with a specially designed facemask for the collection of exhaled breath.(More)
  • C Childs
  • 1988
The patterns of rectal temperature (Tr) and skin surface temperatures (Tthigh and Ttoe) of 40 children were studied during the first 48 h after burn injury. The patients' ages ranged from 5 months to 12 years and all required intravenous resuscitation. On admission Tr measured 2-6h after the burn, ranged from 36.5 to 39.0 degrees C and 19 children had(More)