OBJECTIVE Many African-American women are affected by diabetes and its complications, and culturally appropriate lifestyle interventions that lead to improvements in glycemic control are urgently needed. The aim of this qualitative study was to identify culturally relevant psychosocial issues and social context variables influencing lifestyle… (More)
Recent studies have shown evidence of positive concurrent relationships between children's use of text message abbreviations ('textisms') and performance on standardized assessments of reading and spelling. This study aimed to determine the direction of this association. One hundred and nineteen children aged between 8 and 12 years were assessed on measures… (More)
Background The fastest growing market of mobile phone users has been reported to be pre-teen children and the Ofcom Media Literacy Audit (2006) of over 1500 UK children reported that 49% of 8-11 year olds had their own mobile phone. However, whilst the expanding availability of this technology is apparent, its effects upon its users are not as clear.… (More)
OBJECTIVES We aimed to determine whether junior doctors and trusts in the region make use of published evidence relating to best practice during night shift work that can safeguard alertness, reduce fatigue and limit mistakes. We surveyed junior doctors' preparation for and practice during night shifts, and the working and living conditions offered by… (More)
We describe a case of chylopericardium post orthotopic heart transplant, having had previous cardiac surgeries. This was managed conservatively for a prolonged period after which the patient recovered. We emphasise the fact that medical management works although the recovery time may be prolonged.