Irene Lena Hudson

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BACKGROUND The effect of diet change in 38 bottle-fed and 77 breast-fed "colicky" infants, referred from community-based pediatric facilities was studied over a 1-week period in a double-blind (within each feeding mode), randomized, placebo-controlled trial. METHODS Bottle-fed infants were assigned to either casein hydrolysate or cow's milk formula. All(More)
Rotavirus is the major cause of severe, dehydrating infantile gastroenteritis. Infection is limited to the gut, but the relative roles of serum and secretory copro-immunoglobulin A (IgA) in protection are unclear. Specific copro-IgA is predictive of duodenal antirotaviral IgA and correlates with virus-neutralizing coproantibody. Copro-IgA conversion is a(More)
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)
Lung mechanics and partial forced expiratory flows were measured serially in seven normal infants during the first year of life. Lung mechanics were measured by the end inspiratory occlusion technique and partial forced expiratory flows by the rapid chest compression method. Thoracic gas volume, compliance, and partial forced expiratory flows measured at(More)
An age-matched group of 247 subjects who had had asthma as children and 39 control subjects were studied with lung function and bronchial reactivity testing at the age of 28 years. Lung function of those who had ceased wheezing was essentially normal, but lung function was increasingly abnormal in those who continued to wheeze. Those with frequent wheezing(More)
The use of a corrective orthopaedic brace is an established form of management for patients with progressive idiopathic scoliosis. Thirteen patients with mild idiopathic scoliosis were studied with and without the corrective brace applied. Lung volumes and the pattern of chest wall and abdominal movement were measured during quiet breathing.(More)
In a study of cows' milk allergy (CMA) in infancy, 135 consecutive challenges were performed on children with a good clinical history of the disorder. Of these, only half of the patients were shown to have the disease. Highly atopic patients responded rapidly to small volumes of milk with acute urticaria, wheezing, stridor and eczema, whereas patients who(More)
A group of 323 subjects who had wheezed in childhood and 48 control subjects of the same age were studied prospectively from 7 to 28 years of age. A classification system based on wheezing frequency was found to correlate well with clinical and spirometric features of airway obstruction. The amount of wheezing in early adolescence seemed to be a guide for(More)
The effect of nebulized ipratropium bromide in 14 infants (mean age: 20 weeks, range: 4-41) with acute respiratory syncytial virus bronchiolitis was examined. A modified rapid chest compression technique was used to obtain partial expiratory flow-volume curves and maximum flow at functional residual capacity. Passive respiratory mechanics were assessed by(More)
The relationship between markers of asthma and atopy was examined in 323 subjects at the age of 28 years who have been followed since the age of 7 years. Hay fever was common in all groups with severe asthma, increasing from 25% of the control group to 67% of the group with the most severe asthma, class V. Eczema was uncommon at this age in all groups. IgE(More)