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BACKGROUND Diagnosing childhood asthma is dependent upon parental symptom reporting but there are problems in the use of words and terms. The purpose of this study was to describe and compare understandings of childhood 'asthma' by mothers from three different ethnic backgrounds who have no personal experience of diagnosing asthma. A better understanding of(More)
The objectives of this study were to better our understanding of the carcinogenesis of gestational trophoblastic tumours and to investigate the possible presence of mutational alteration of the p53 tumour-suppressor gene in these tumours. Amplification-based direct DNA sequencing was performed on 14 hydatidiform moles, six invasive moles, eight(More)
BACKGROUND Wheezing disorders in childhood vary widely in clinical presentation and disease course. During the last years, several ways to classify wheezing children into different disease phenotypes have been proposed and are increasingly used for clinical guidance, but validation of these hypothetical entities is difficult. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL(More)
The success of whole-exome sequencing to identify mutations causing single-gene disorders has been well documented. In contrast whole-exome sequencing has so far had limited success in the identification of variants causing more complex phenotypes that seem unlikely to be due to the disruption of a single gene. We describe a family where two male offspring(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Supportive care remains the mainstay of therapy in bronchiolitis. Earlier studies suggest that helium-oxygen therapy may be beneficial, but evidence is limited. We aimed to compare efficacy of 2 treatment gases, Heliox and Airox (21% oxygen + 79% helium or nitrogen, respectively), on length of hospital treatment for bronchiolitis.(More)
To improve our understanding of the relationship and possible associations between human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and the development of cervical malignancies, the presence of multiple types of HPV DNA sequences in cervical carcinoma was determined in Chinese citizens living in two different geographical locations where the incidences of cervical(More)
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