Dirk Frank

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OBJECTIVES To investigate the severity and duration of hypoxaemia in 703 children with severe or very severe pneumonia presenting to Goroka Hospital in the Papua New Guinea highlands; to study the predictive value of clinical signs for the severity of hypoxaemia, the predictive value of transcutaneous oxygen saturation (SpO2) and other variables for(More)
In the Eastern Highlands Province (EHP) of Papua New Guinea (PNG) measles outbreaks have occurred regularly every 3 to 4 years since 1980. The latest was between September 1998 and March 2000. Between July 1999 and March 2000 314 children with measles were reviewed at Goroka Base Hospital. The majority of these children were very young: 55% were under 1(More)
The economic importance of qualitative research has been growing consistently during the last decades. Being one of the major streams in the "research industry" it provides not only a valuable tool box for generating basic consumer insights, but it is also an essential part of the annual revenue of most research companies. As a consequence it is of utmost(More)
Knowledge of the advantages of breastfeeding, the disadvantages of bottle feeding and the Papua New Guinean legislation to protect breastfeeding was determined in a comparative study of nulliparous and parous women attending the Antenatal Clinic of Port Moresby General Hospital. A high proportion (40%) of both groups had had experience of bottle feeding.(More)
A prospective study of all cases of congenitally acquired syphilis diagnosed at Goroka Base Hospital was conducted between January 1998 and December 1999. 67 affected neonates and children were seen, of whom 19 died during the first admission and 3 died during the period of follow-up. Congenital syphilis caused 5.5% of 994 neonatal admissions, but 22% of(More)
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