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OBJECTIVES The aim of this cross-sectional study was to assess the vitamin D status and muscle function in children with NF1 compared with their unaffected siblings. METHODS NF1 children between 5 and 18 years of age and who had at least one unaffected sibling were identified. Serum concentrations of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D), calcium, inorganic(More)
BACKGROUND Critically ill children and neonates are at high risk of developing acute kidney injury (AKI). AKI is associated with short- and long-term renal impairment and increased mortality. Current methods of diagnosing AKI rely on measurements of serum creatinine, which is a late and insensitive marker. Few studies to date have assessed AKI biomarkers in(More)
The attitudes of nurses working within forensic psychiatry are often perceived as being custodially oriented. Working on this commonly held assumption the authors hypothesized that nurses working within a physically controlled environment such as a Regional Secure Unit would hold more conservative/biological attitudes toward treatment, and would be more(More)
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