Janet Edwards

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OBJECTIVE To examine whether delivery by caesarean section is a risk factor for childhood obesity. DESIGN Prospective prebirth cohort study (Project Viva). SETTING Eight outpatient multi-specialty practices based in the Boston, Massachusetts area. PARTICIPANTS We recruited women during early pregnancy between 1999 and 2002, and followed their children(More)
The experiences and support needs of adolescent mothers who commenced breastfeeding were elicited using focus groups and in-depth semistructured interviews. The study took place in the North West of England, UK. The qualitative data were analyzed using thematic networks analysis. Five themes related to experiences emerged: feeling watched and judged,(More)
UNLABELLED A pragmatic, single blind, randomised, controlled trial was conducted to test the hypothesis that superficial dry needling (SDN) together with active stretching is more effective than stretching alone, or no treatment, in deactivating trigger points (TrPs) and reducing myofascial pain. Forty patients with musculoskeletal pain, referred by GPs for(More)
OBJECTIVES Postintubation hemodynamic instability (PIHI) is a potentially life-threatening adverse event of emergent endotracheal intubation. The objectives of this study were to determine the incidence, risk factors, and impact on patient outcomes associated with PIHI in intubations performed in emergency medicine. METHODS A structured chart audit was(More)
Objective: To identify implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) patients who are at risk of receiving inappropriate shock. Background: Inappropriate ICD shock, usually from atrial fibrillation (AF) or sinus tachycardia (ST), is a common problem. We hypothesized that clinical variables would predict which patients with single chamber ICDs would be more(More)
With a plethora of models, systems and standards to choose for a basis of software process improvement, decisions on which to adopt may depend on a number of factors. This paper presents an evolutionary and extremely cost effective approach to implementing a software quality system that requires minimum resource and little disruption to programme delivery.(More)
This paper reports research to investigate how tourist organisations based in Africa acquire, disseminate and apply knowledge through their websites. Interactivity is the key to put information into context to become knowledge. A survey found there are some interactive knowledge-transfer tools provided on the websites of African tourist organisations, but(More)