Diane M Gray

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OBJECTIVE To determine whether oral prednisolone or aciclovir, used separately or in combination, early in the course of Bell's palsy, improves the chances of recovery at 3 and 9 months. DESIGN A 2 x 2 factorial randomised double-blind trial. Patients were randomly assigned to treatment by an automated telephone service using a permuted block(More)
The aim of this retrospective study was to describe the use and reliability of a numerical scoring system (modified Huddart/Bodenham) for the measurement of maxillary arch constriction in patients born with unilateral cleft lip and palate (UCLP), and to compare and contrast the new scoring system with the current methods of measuring treatment outcome, the(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Non-invasive techniques for measuring lung mechanics in infants are needed for a better understanding of lung growth and function, and to study the effects of prenatal factors on subsequent lung growth in healthy infants. The forced oscillation technique requires minimal cooperation from the individual but has rarely been used in(More)
This report is part of the Nuffield Trust's extensive programme of work on integrated care, which is examining the potential of new forms of care that are intended to benefit patients and taxpayers. Other related projects include: • Integration in action: four international case studies. A study of four international organisations that have attempted to(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Population-appropriate lung function reference data are essential to accurately identify respiratory disease and measure response to interventions. There are currently no reference data in African infants. The aim was to describe normal lung function in healthy African infants. METHODS Lung function was performed on healthy South(More)
It is becoming increasingly clear that human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, either independently or in concert with opportunistic infections like pulmonary tuberculosis, is a risk factor for the development of chronic airflow limitation. In the majority of patients the etiology of this obstructive ventilatory defect is multifactorial.(More)
(See the HIV/AIDS Major Article by Ferrand et al, on pages 145–52.) The study by Ferrand et al in the current issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases draws attention to the frequency and severity of lung disease in adolescents with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection [1]. In this clinic-based cohort of adolescents with presumed vertically acquired(More)
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