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STUDY OBJECTIVE To prospectively evaluate the repeat teen pregnancy rates, within one year of delivery, among adolescents who choose the contraceptive patch (Ortho Evra) versus oral contraceptive pills (OCP) versus Depot Medroxyprogesterone Acetate (Depo Provera, DMPA) for postpartum contraception. DESIGN Observational, prospective cohort study.(More)
BACKGROUND Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disorder of the neuromuscular junction. Rituximab (RTX), a monoclonal antibody to CD20, leads to B lymphocyte depletion and has been used in some autoimmune disorders, including small case series of myasthenia gravis patients. METHODS A retrospective analysis was performed of all patients with acetylcholine(More)
The idiomuscular response to direct percussion is rarely tested nowadays because of its uncertain mechanism and significance. While performing neurological examination, we observed a brisk ankle dorsiflexion response on direct muscle percussion of m. tibialis anterior in patients with acute inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (AIDP). In(More)
CONTEXT Evidence suggests chronic physical activity (PA) participation may be both protective against the onset of and beneficial for reducing depressive symptoms. OBJECTIVE The aim of this article is to assess the impact of PA interventions on depression in children and adolescents using meta-analysis. DATA SOURCES Published English language studies(More)
Lavender Foal Syndrome (LFS) is a lethal inherited disease of horses with a suspected autosomal recessive mode of inheritance. LFS has been primarily diagnosed in a subgroup of the Arabian breed, the Egyptian Arabian horse. The condition is characterized by multiple neurological abnormalities and a dilute coat color. Candidate genes based on comparative(More)
OBJECTIVE This study assessed the use of standing 'hot' desks in an open plan office and their impact on sedentary work time. METHOD Australian employees (n=11; 46.9 [9.8] years; BMI 25.9 [3.5 kg/m(2)]) wore an armband accelerometer for two consecutive working weeks (November-December 2010). In the second week, employees were encouraged to use a pod of(More)
Autoimmune epilepsies are a heterogeneous group of recently described refractory epilepsies. They have been characterized by a variety of clinical, serological and radiological features. A range of anti-neuronal antibodies, which are usually found in limbic encephalitis, including antibodies to GAD, 1–4 VGKC-complex antibodies, 5–11 NMDA-R, 12–14 amongst(More)
The term 'presenteeism' is a relatively new concept in workplace health, and has come to signify being at work despite poor health and performing below par. Presenteeism, which is potentially critical to employers, has been associated with a range of psychosocial outcome measures, such as poor mental health and employee well-being. Physical activity is a(More)
Neuroferritinopathy is an autosomal dominantly inherited disorder caused by mutations in the gene encoding the ferritin light chain polypeptide. It leads to iron deposition particularly in the cerebellum, basal ganglia and motor cortex. The disease becomes clinically apparent in adulthood mainly with extrapyramidal signs and progresses slowly over decades.(More)
OBJECTIVE Family-based interventions represent a potentially valuable route to increasing child physical activity (PA) in children. A dual meta-analysis and realist synthesis approach examined existing interventions to assist those developing programmes to encourage uptake and maintenance of PA in children. DESIGN Studies were screened for inclusion based(More)