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In response to the rising incidence of Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) disease in the United Kingdom, a national campaign to give a booster dose of single-antigen Hib conjugate vaccine to children aged 6 months to 4 years was undertaken in 2003. Children (n = 386) eligible for Hib vaccine in the campaign were recruited. Hib antibody concentrations were(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical and radiographic long-term outcomes of dental implants with an anodized TiUnite surface, placed in routine clinical practice. Two clinical centers participated in the study. One hundred and seven implants (80 in the maxilla and 27 in the mandible) in 52 patients were followed in the long term. Both one- and(More)
An unusual case of Type I Chiari malformation that became symptomatic after closed head injury is reported. The patient manifested transient upper extremity weakness, persistent lower cranial nerve dysfunction, and cerebellar signs that slowly resolved. Magnetic resonance images showed tonsillar ectopia but no displacement of the brain stem or(More)
There exists a traditional belief that sigmoidoscopy immediately prior to barium enema produces excessive gas and irritability, which subsequently interfere with performance and interpretation of the barium enema study. A survey was initiated to determine whether primary care physicians are generally advised not to perform barium enema examination(More)
INTRODUCTION This single blind study was conducted to address safety concerns regarding coadministration of diphtheria/ tetanus (DT,Td) boosters and meningococcal C conjugate (MCC) vaccines containing diphtheria or tetanus conjugate proteins. METHODS 1754 subjects (835 preschoolers and 919 school leavers) were randomised to receive one of three MCC(More)
The authors present a case report illustrating a visceral complication that may occur as result of thoracic pedicle screw placement. The case describes the previously unreported occurrence of esophageal impingement secondary to anterior vertebral body perforation by a pedicle screw at the third thoracic vertebra. This case highlights the challenge of(More)
This is the first multisite report of esophagogastroduodenoscopies (EGDs) performed by family physicians. The first 717 EGDs performed by family physicians from 8 separate office practices provide a practical and safe rationale for selected cognitive and psychomotor aspects of continuing medical education after residency training. Although primarily in(More)