Jill Halstead

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BACKGROUND A description of near-fatal asthma (NFA) and comparison with patients who died of asthma in an English health district between 1988 and 1995. METHODS The hospital case notes of patients aged under 65 years with NFA, identified from the intensive therapy unit register, were reviewed using forms based on those of the East Anglian confidential(More)
BACKGROUND It has been suggested that the function of the first metatarsophalangeal joint may be related to the motion of the ankle joint complex. OBJECTIVE This study explored the relationship between ankle joint complex and first metatarsophalangeal joint motion during gait in a group of 14 who demonstrated clinically limited passive hallux dorsiflexion(More)
The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of development diet on first-parity reproductive performance across different genetic types of females. Gilts (n = 708) 8 to 15 d of age from five genetic lines were assembled using a segregated early weaning protocol. Genetic types represented industry variation for reproductive capacity and lean(More)
STUDY DESIGN Case control study. OBJECTIVE To explore the validity of the assumptions underpinning the Hubscher maneuver of hallux dorsiflexion in relaxed standing, by comparing the relationship between static and dynamic first metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint motions in groups differentiated by normal and abnormal clinical test findings. BACKGROUND(More)
OBJECTIVE The variable disease progression of osteoarthritis (OA) and the basis for rapid joint deterioration in some subgroups of patients are poorly understood. To explore an anatomic basis for rapidly progressive OA, this observational study compared the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) patterns of disease between patients with neuropathic joint disease(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess trauma patients' frequency of sleep problems, to evaluate their injuries in the context of their sleep habits, and to determine how often ED health care workers (HCWs) inquire about sleep complaints. METHODS This was a prospective observational study of patients evaluated in the ED for unintentional trauma. Patients answered a "sleep(More)
BACKGROUND Midfoot osteoarthritis (OA) is more prevalent and strongly associated with pain than previously thought. Excessive mechanical loading of the midfoot structures may contribute to midfoot OA and studies suggest that functional foot orthoses (FFO) may relieve pain through improving function. This exploratory study aimed to evaluate the mechanical(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the effect kinesiotaping (KT) versus sham kinesiotaping (sham KT) in the repositioning of pronated feet after a short running. DESIGN Prospective, randomised, double-blinded, using a repeated-measures design with no cross-over. METHODS 116 amateur runners were screened by assessing the post-run (45min duration) foot posture to(More)
This randomised feasibility study aimed to examine the clinical and biomechanical effects of functional foot orthoses (FFOs) in the treatment of midfoot osteoarthritis (OA) and the feasibility of conducting a full randomised controlled trial. Participants with painful, radiographically confirmed midfoot OA were recruited and randomised to receive either(More)
BACKGROUND The majority of multi-segment kinematic foot studies have been limited to barefoot conditions, because shod conditions have the potential for confounding surface-mounted markers. The aim of this study was to investigate whether a shoe modified with a webbed upper can accommodate multi-segment foot marker sets without compromising kinematic(More)