H F Newton-John

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Adenoviruses are well known causes of respiratory illness in children. Long term sequelae reported with types 3, 7, and 21 include bronchiolitis obliterans, bronchiectasis, and the hyperlucent lung or McLeod syndrome. Twenty children admitted to hospital with adenovirus type 7 pneumonia between 1960 and 1978 were studied and compared with 20 controls(More)
Cases of Guillain-Barré syndrome, its variants, and chronic inflammatory demyelinating neuropathy presenting during the period 1980-84 were identified through computer-based record systems. Case notes were examined, and cases that did not meet standard criteria for diagnosis were excluded. A hundred and ten patients were identified, giving an annual adult(More)
Immunoblot (Western blot) examination of the sera of 45 patients with the Guillain-Barré syndrome demonstrated that between three and five immunoreactive bands that were characteristic of a recent Campylobacter jejuni/Campylobacter coli infection were present in 22 of these patients. The immunoblots paralleled the serological response that is found in(More)
The occurrence of several small outbreaks of disseminated candidiasis among heroin abusers in Australia suggests that a common source for infection was present in each incident. Because in all outbreaks so far described lemon juice has been used to dissolve heroin powder before injection, we decided to examine the ability of lemon juice to support the(More)
Sixty-seven patients with acute polyneuritis (Guillain-Barré syndrome) who required assisted ventilation (AV) were studied to determine the effect of early initiation of AV on the development of pulmonary complications in the subsequent week. Of 67 patients, 57 had ultimately a very low vital capacity (VC) of the lungs (less than 15 mL/kg) and, therefore,(More)
The records of 106 patients with tetanus who received treatment in Fairfield Hospital, Melbourne, over a 24-year period were reviewed. There were 19 deaths, all before 1975, and mortality was highest in patients over 60 years of age. During the second half of the study period, very few young people with tetanus were admitted to hospital, whereas the(More)