Elizabeth Didcock

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Salt taste detection thresholds have been measured by a forced-choice, up-down sip method in 146 healthy subjects aged 10-95 years, and in 43 ill elderly patients. Thresholds are shown to increase log linearly with age after the age of 20 years. Thresholds are higher in smokers than non-smokers and the lower thresholds of women are accounted for by their(More)
The effect of combination chemotherapy and cranial irradiation on final height and body proportions was retrospectively examined in a cohort of 142 children treated for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL). Eighty four children (48 girls, 36 boys) received 24 Gy cranial irradiation and 58 (35 girls, 23 boys) 18 Gy. None had received testicular or spinal(More)
To determine whether obesity complicated the treatment of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia, we studied the body mass index (BMI) of 63 female when and 51 male patients from the time of diagnosis of acute lymphoblastic leukemia to the time when final height was attained. The BMI z score was calculated for each patient at diagnosis, at end of treatment,(More)
PURPOSE To determine the effect of cranial irradiation (18 Gy and 24 Gy) on pubertal growth in young adult survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). PATIENTS AND METHODS Final height (FH) and pubertal growth were retrospectively examined in 142 young adult survivors of childhood ALL. All were in first remission and had received either 18(More)
Final height, body proportions, pubertal growth and body mass index were studied retrospectively in 142 survivors of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL). Treatment consisted of combination chemotherapy and cranial irradiation (18 or 24 Gy). Significant standing height loss and disproportion, with a relatively short back, was seen in both radiation dose(More)
Since 1976 developments in the training and services provided by general practitioners and community paediatricians have led to a series of changes in clinical services provided for children in the community. A series of studies carried out in the Clifton area of Nottingham from 1983 to 1999 illustrate this. A changing pattern of service delivery is(More)
BACKGROUND Paediatric emergencies in primary healthcare centres are serious events that occur more commonly than envisaged. However, at present, these centres appear to lack the training and equipment to manage common paediatric emergencies. AIM To determine the availability and accessibility of basic resuscitation equipment in primary healthcare centres.(More)
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