Joseph L Owens

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This review covers the literature on behavioural and cognitive-behavioural treatments for sleep disturbance in infants, pre-school, and school-age children. Treatment areas are dyssomnias (disorders of initiating, maintaining, or excessive sleep) and parasomnias (behaviours which occur predominantly during sleep). Interventions aimed at preventing sleep(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the consolidation of infants' self-regulated nocturnal sleep over the first year, to determine when infants first sleep through the night from 24:00 to 05:00 hours (criterion 1), for 8 hours (criterion 2), or between 22:00 and 06:00 hours (the family-congruent criterion 3). METHODS This was a prospective longitudinal study with(More)
The diagnosis of neurosyphilis in patients infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) remains problematic. We examined the use of the Treponema pallidum hemagglutination (TPHA) index and quantitative tests of CSF by means of microhemagglutination-T. pallidum for diagnosis of neurosyphilis in 58 HIV-infected persons with latent syphilis who had not(More)
Blood haematocrit and liveweight were determined throughout pregnancy and the post-partum period in 217 Booroola Merino and Merino ewes in order to relate these parameters to litter size at birth. In pregnant ewes, haematocrit declined from three until five months gestation, rose immediately after parturition then declined until two months post-partum.(More)
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