John C Hyndman

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STUDY OBJECTIVE To study the clinical and cost outcomes of providing nutritional counselling to patients with one or more of the following conditions: overweight, hypertension and type 2 diabetes. DESIGN The study was designed as a random controlled trial. Consecutive patients were screened opportunistically for one or more of the above conditions and(More)
Ten years' clinical experience with below-elbow plaster cast treatment of distal one third pediatric forearm fractures was subjected to an independent retrospective radiographic review. In the study population of 761 fractures, no significant displacement occurred while the forearm remained in plaster. The average angulation change was 4.5 degrees (SD +/-(More)
We performed a retrospective review of all hemiplegic and diplegic cerebral palsy (CP) patients who had tendo-Achillis lengthening by open Z-plasty between 1974 and 1985. Fifty-seven patients with 77 heelcord lengthening were followed approximately 10 years. Our postoperative regimen did not routinely include bracing and physiotherapy, but our recurrence(More)
BACKGROUND Kyphosis in myelomeningocele is a rare and difficult problem. Many strategies have been used with no single procedure universally agreed on. Techniques involving anterior and posterior fixation may provide better fusion. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES We describe a novel procedure for anteroposterior kyphectomy in patients with myelomeningocele. Apical(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES To investigate whether public response to an invitation to attend mammography screening can be increased by strategic relocation of the clinics. METHODS Women invited to attend mammography screening were classified by attendance, socioeconomic status, and distance from their screening clinic. A geographic information system was used to(More)
BACKGROUND Analysis of socioeconomic status (SES), defined on the basis of geographical area, will always be subject to misclassification of individuals. We studied the relationship between SES and selected health-related measures when SES was defined firstly on the basis of postcode and secondly on the basis of the smaller spatial area of collector's(More)
This study examined the effect of three interventions for encouraging women to have a Pap smear in a general practice: tagging the medical record to remind the doctor to offer a Pap smear, sending an invitation to make an appointment for a Pap smear, and sending an invitation with an appointment to attend for a Pap smear at a special screening clinic(More)
From a chart review of 45 consecutive cases (mean age 8.9 years) of patients who had rotational osteotomies of the tibia alone (group 1, 27 cases) or of both the tibia and fibula (group 2, 18 cases) for torsional deformities of the leg, we compared the length of surgery and postoperative complications. We also describe the surgical technique for tibial(More)
We compared four strategies for inviting 91,456 women aged 50-69 years to one of six clinics for mammography screening and 40,142 men aged 60-79 years to one of 10 clinics for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening. The strategies were invitation to the clinic nearest to the client and invitation to the clinic nearest to the client's area of residence(More)
The accessibility and spatial distribution of health services provided by the main source of primary medical care in Australia--the general practice surgery--was investigated by level of social disadvantage of local catchment areas. All 459 general practice surgeries in Perth, an Australian city of 1.2 million residents, were surveyed with a 94% response.(More)