F Andrew I Riordan

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BACKGROUND Monitoring plasma gentamicin concentrations in neonates 24 hours after a once daily dose (4 mg/kg) often necessitates additional blood sampling. In adults a nomogram has been developed enabling evaluation of gentamicin doses by sampling concentrations with other blood tests, 4-16 hours after administration. We attempted to develop a similar(More)
The authors examined the records of 30 children with bacterial meningitis to review the role of computed tomography (CT) of the brain in acute management of the disease. CT was normal for 10 patients, six of whom had clinical evidence of raised ICP. CT identified an underlying surgical abnormality in two patients with progressive focal neurological signs.(More)
A convenient and inexpensive radioimmunoassay for bloodspot 17 alpha-hydroxyprogesterone (17-OHP) has been evaluated in the screening of newborn infants for congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) and for home monitoring of CAH patients on steroid replacement therapy. In the screening study, analysis of 491 bloodspots taken for routine screening programmes for(More)
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