Helen R Fisher

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AIMS This paper aims to provide health care professionals with an enhanced knowledge of the needs of parents with chronically sick children. DESIGN The article takes the form of a critical literature review and examines eight research studies that were carried out from 1987 to 1997, written in the English language and analysing solely the needs or(More)
BACKGROUND Despite guidelines recommending avoidance of peanuts during infancy in the United Kingdom (UK), Australia, and, until recently, North America, peanut allergy (PA) continues to increase in these countries. OBJECTIVE We sought to determine the prevalence of PA among Israeli and UK Jewish children and evaluate the relationship of PA to infant and(More)
OBJECTIVE Recent legislation mandating the inclusion of children in clinical trials has resulted in an increase in the number of children participating in research. We reviewed the literature regarding the reasons parents chose to accept or decline an invitation to enroll their children in clinical research. METHODS We searched for qualitative studies,(More)
INTRODUCTION Translational research is central to international health policy, research and funding initiatives. Despite increasing use of the term, the translation of basic science discoveries into clinical practice is not straightforward. This systematic search and narrative synthesis aimed to examine factors enabling or hindering translational research(More)
The collagen diseases have in common certain relatively specific alterations in the tissues that are derived from the mesenchyme.In reviewing the development of this concept, the nature and the pathogenesis of these changes and the blocking effect of cortisone and ACTH are discussed. The term "diseases of the collagen system" includes a number of clinical(More)