Christie A Wills

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Rupture of the Achilles tendon is being reported more frequently. Results published in the literature in the past 25 years were reviewed to determine the overall outcome comparing surgical with nonsurgical treatment and to identify areas needing further study. The rerupture rate for surgically treated patients was 12/777 or 1.54%, while that for(More)
The association between the administration of oral antibiotics and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) findings and sequelae was investigated in 281 children with Haemophilus influenzae type b meningitis from two prospective studies. Ninety-four (33%) children were pretreated; 59% of pretreated children received ampicillin or amoxicillin. Compared with untreated(More)
This study was designed to estimate energy intake in exclusively formula-fed infants. Formula intake of twenty-four 1- and 4-month-old infants was studied for 5 consecutive days; six boys and six girls were in each age group. Intake was estimated by laboratory-determined weights of formula consumed, spilled, and regurgitated. Two additional methods were(More)
An epidemiological study was conducted to estimate the proportion of infants on total parenteral nutrition (TPN) who developed cholestasis and to identify risk factors associated with the development of this disease. Data were abstracted from medical records of 624 infants less than or equal to 30 days of age who were treated with TPN. A case of TPN-related(More)
Previously unrecognised temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) was diagnosed in 11 of 16 hyposexual men. 6 had neuroendocrine abnormalities (hypogonadism in 4 and hyperprolactinaemia in 2). 4 men with hypogonadism and TLE had persistently subnormal serum testosterone, with a blunted luteinising hormone (LH) response to luteinising hormone releasing hormone (LHRH) in(More)
Intakes of calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, sodium, potassium, iron, and copper of 45 exclusively breast-fed infants were determined during the first 4 mo of life. Direct 24-h measurements of milk intake and mineral contents of human milk were used to estimate mineral intakes. Daily intakes of Ca, P, Zn, K, Na, Fe, and Cu decreased significantly over(More)
Milk intake and feeding patterns of 45 exclusively breast-fed infants were documented longitudinally over the first four months of life. Two prevailing feeding patterns were identified: one in which feedings were distributed throughout the 24-h day and one in which feedings were excluded from the early 12:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. period. No significant(More)
To ascertain whether in hyperprolactinaemic men pituitary macroadenomas represent the end stage of a disease process wherein the only early symptom is impotence, the features of 16 hyperprolactinaemic men with radiological evidence of pituitary macroadenomas were compared with those of 10 hyperprolactinaemic men without pituitary macroadenomas. All were(More)
The torque-velocity relationship of the ankle plantar flexors was determined in 31 patients recovering from Achilles tendon rupture. Isokinetic torque measurements were made at speeds of 0 to 240 degrees.s-1 at 24 degrees.s-1 intervals. Measurements of instantaneous torque were made at joint angles corresponding to neutral and 10 degrees plantar flexion. In(More)
Total body water (TBW) was measured by 18O dilution in 139 undernourished, preschool Peruvian children with high weight-for-height. Values for TBW as a percent of body weight were relatively high, averaging 67.4 +/- 6.4%. Depending upon the method of calculation, mean values for the sample population for percent fat ranged from 9.4-18.5%. Regression of TBW(More)