Jane Scorer

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BACKGROUND AND METHODOLOGY Long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) (i.e. injections, implants and intrauterine methods) has the potential to reduce unintended pregnancies but in the UK these methods are under-used. To inform a campaign planned to increase awareness of LARC, eight focus discussion groups were held with 55 women in two cities in Scotland,(More)
Nine thousand six hundred and ten births were prospectively studied in the three major hospitals in Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates (UAE) between October 1995 and January 1997. Babies suspected of, or diagnosed, as having central nervous system (CNS) abnormalities were evaluated by a neonatologist, a clinical geneticist and a pediatric neurologist. Brain(More)
Schwartz-Jampel syndrome (SJS) is a heterogeneous autosomal recessive syndrome of myotonia and bone dysplasia. Two types have been recognised: the classical type with late infantile or childhood manifestation and a rarer form with neonatal manifestation. We report five families with a total of 11 children affected with severe neonatal SJS. All presented(More)
Best's vitelliform macular dystrophy is an early onset, autosomal dominant macular degeneration. Linkage analysis has previously mapped a disease locus in this disorder to the pericentromeric region of chromosome 11. We examined two families, one of German and one of Irish origin, both affected with this disorder. The Irish family (BTMD1) showed strong(More)
Nevo syndrome is an autosomal recessive syndrome characterised by prenatal overgrowth, joint laxity, kyphosis, wrist drop, spindle shaped fingers, and volar oedema. Four children from two families have been reported previously. We report two further children from two unrelated Arab families from two different tribes. Both presented at birth with hypotonia,(More)
This paper describes a simple 'tally sheet' system for collecting information on the paediatric utilisation of Bishop Lavis Day Hospital. of 2,053 children seen over a 7-week period in August and September 1988, the details of 1,971 (96%) were entered on the tally sheets; age and weight were documented in 1,915 (97%) cases. Only 19 patients (1%) were(More)
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