Joanna J. Fairhurst

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Children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) undergo invasive and repeated investigations, including contrast radiology and endoscopy. To assess transabdominal sonography of the colon and distal ileum compared to colonoscopy and barium radiology in known or suspected IBD. A prospectively recruited cohort of 44 children (median age 12 years, range 3.5–16.5(More)
Subcutaneous granuloma annulare (SGA) produces benign nodules in otherwise healthy children. The histology of the lesions may be indistinguishable from rheumatoid nodules. However, in children the lesion of SGA is not accompanied by connective-tissue disease. We report 4 patients with SGA. There were three girls and one boy ranging in age from 4 to 15(More)
Bladder capacity was measured at micturating cystourethrography and normal ranges were established for children up to 1 year of age. Bladder capacity was compared with patient weight and distance from first lumbar to third lumbar vertebrae (L1 to L3). The simplified formula--Capacity (mL) = 7 x weight (kg)--was shown to give a reliable estimate of the(More)
A retrospective survey of 58 intussusception reductions in 55 patients is presented. During the period studied, the department changed from the use of barium to air as a reduction medium. The reduction rates were 86% with air (37 procedures) compared to 67% with barium (21 procedures). The complication rates were similar. The use of a dose-area product(More)
Proteoglycans are components of the extracellular matrix with diverse biological functions. Defects in proteoglycan synthesis have been linked to several human diseases with common features of short stature, hypermobility, joint dislocations, and skeletal dysplasia. B4GALT7 encodes galactosyltransferase-I that catalyzes the addition of a galactose moiety to(More)
AIM Bowel wall thickening on transabdominal ultrasound scanning (USS) correlates well with Crohn's disease (CD) activity. However, the role of USS in the assessment of CD has not been fully defined. This study compared USS and barium follow-through (BaFT) in the assessment of CD. METHODS A retrospective case series was undertaken of 24 children with CD(More)
AIM To establish the diagnostic accuracy and diagnostic usefulness of the chest radiograph in asymptomatic neonates with cardiac murmurs. PATIENTS AND METHODS The chest radiographs of 68 asymptomatic neonates with cardiac murmurs were analysed retrospectively. The radiographs were anonymized and then evaluated for the presence or absence of cardiac(More)
Multicystic dysplasia of the kidneys is a condition whose prognosis is good as it usually presents unilaterally. Bilateral cases are usually fatal in utero. We report a case of bilateral multicystic dysplasia of the kidneys where the lower moiety of the right kidney was spared cystic change. The patient had normal renal function and, following conservative(More)
OBJECTIVE • To investigate whether the implementation of the August 2007 National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines would miss significant urinary tract pathology in children with urinary tract infection (UTI). PATIENTS AND METHODS • All ultrasound (US) performed in children aged >6 months, during the year 1 August 2006 to 31(More)
In the first Wessex regional radiology audit, a retrospective comparison of pathology and radiology reports was made to determine rates of demonstration and reporting of colo-rectal carcinoma on barium enema. Barium enema films were analysed by peer review in cases of discrepancy. The standard set was 100% demonstration and 100% diagnosis of colo-rectal(More)