Edmund N Hey

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1. Oxygen consumption (V(O2)) has been measured serially in sixty-eight infants during the first 10-35 days of life, when naked in a Perspex metabolic chamber, by recording the changes in circulating gas volume. Air speed in the chamber was 4-5 cm/sec, and absolute humidity approximately 18 mm Hg.2. When environmental temperature (T(E)) was 35-38 degrees C(More)
Of the 180 children admitted to hospitals in Tyneside in the first year of life with proved respiratory syncytial virus lower respiratory tract infection, 130 were seen for review 10 years later and 34 of the remaining 50 children accounted for. Skin tests, lung function tests, and histamine-challenge and exercise tests for bronchial lability were(More)
OBJECTIVES To report epidemiological trends in cerebral palsy including analyses by severity. DESIGN Descriptive longitudinal study in north-east England. Every child with suspected cerebral palsy was examined by a developmental paediatrician to confirm the diagnosis. Severity of impact of disability was derived from a parent completed questionnaire(More)
Neonatal hyperglycaemia, as usually defined (a whole blood glucose of >7 mmol/L), is common in the first week of life in babies born more than 12 weeks early. However, a review of a cohort of all such births in the north of England suggests that significant glycosuria is uncommon, and that there is no threat of an osmotic diuresis until the urine contains(More)
Hyposensitisation with Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus tyrosine absorbate in asthmatic children with bronchial sensitivity to D. pteronyssinus was effective in a 12-month double-blind controlled clinical trial. Compared with controls, treated children used a smaller quantity of drugs while maintaining clinical and lung function improvements. In most children(More)
Babies of 37-41 wk gestation are, by international convention, said to be born at 'term', but some still develop respiratory distress. It is not clear how mature a baby has to be to be free of risk of primary surfactant deficiency. An area-based retrospective study of all the 179,701 babies of 34 or more weeks' gestation born alive in a defined area of the(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the possible association between intramuscular vitamin K given to neonates and the subsequent development of childhood cancer. DESIGN Retrospective case-control study on the basis of hospital records. SETTING The former Northern Health region of England. SUBJECTS 685 children who were born and lived in the region and who developed(More)