Glenn B Berall

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CONTEXT Recombinant human GH (rhGH) therapy in Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) has been used by the medical community and advocated by parental support groups since its approval in the United States in 2000 and in Europe in 2001. Its use in PWS represents a unique therapeutic challenge that includes treating individuals with cognitive disability, varied(More)
Silent aspiration or the inhalation of foodstuffs without overt physiological signs presents a serious health issue for children with dysphagia. To date, there are no reliable means of detecting aspiration in the home or community. An assistive technology that performs in these environments could inform caregivers of adverse events and potentially reduce(More)
Energy expenditure during various activities of daily living in normally nourished female adolescents with cystic fibrosis was compared with that in matched healthy control subjects. Energy expenditure at rest, during sitting and standing, and during two levels of exercise was increased significantly in patients with cystic fibrosis (122% +/- 14%) compared(More)
Objective:To compare the effect of glucose and whey-protein preloads on satiety and food intake (FI) as affected by time to the next meal and body composition in normal weight (NW) and obese (OB) boys.Design:Cross-sectional clinical intervention study of the effect of caloric preloads on FI control in boys.Subjects:Seventeen NW (body mass index(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to describe the nutritional status of children with severe early childhood caries (S-ECC) using several clinical measurements. METHODS Children aged 2 to 6 years with S-ECC were measured for height, weight, triceps skinfolds (TSF), and measurement of upper mid-arm circumference (MAC). Blood samples assessed: (1)(More)
The purpose of this study was to explore O'Connor's four factors contributing to mothers' uncertainty concerning gastrostomy tube (G-tube) insertion in their children (lack of information; unclear value trade-offs; lack of support; social pressure) in a substitute decision-making context. Fifty mothers participated in one semi-structured interview at the(More)
On May 23, 2003, Toronto experienced the second phase of a severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak. Ninety cases were confirmed, and >620 potential cases were managed. More than 9,000 persons had contact with confirmed or potential case-patients; many required quarantine. The main hospital involved during the second outbreak was North York General(More)
A 27 month old girl with congenital microvillus atrophy received two courses of SMS 201-995, a synthetic long acting analogue of native somatostatin, in an attempt to decrease profuse secretory diarrhoea. During the first trial at 13 months of age fluid and electrolytes administered by parenteral infusion were decreased as measured by water and faecal(More)
An 8-year old girl with Prader-Willi Syndrome presenting with excessive daytime sleepiness improved following treatment with tryptophan; possibly by consolidation of her fragmented sleep. Improvement was recorded on a follow-up sleep study, one year after initiating treatment with tryptophan. We conclude that tryptophan may be an useful medication for(More)