K. L. Davison

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We analyzed hospitalizations in England from April 1, 1989, to March 31, 1998, and identified approximately 700 cases, 46 fatal, from viral encephalitis that occurred during each year; most (60%) were of unknown etiology. Of cases with a diagnosis, the largest proportion was herpes simplex encephalitis. Using normal and Poisson regression, we identified six(More)
cute meningitis is a disease that causes high levels of anxiety among parents and the medical profession. Meningitis is often caused, however, by organisms that more commonly result in a mild or asymptomatic infection. Young children are most at risk of meningitis, 1 2 but the clinical severity also depends on the causative organism; viral meningitis is(More)
The aims were to (1) investigate the aetiology of probable meningococcal disease, where a clinical diagnosis is made in the absence of laboratory data, and (2) evaluate the impact of the Men C vaccination programme in England and Wales. Multiple linear regression analyses were carried out using data reported to Enhanced Surveillance of Meningococcal Disease(More)
We report on the epidemiology of HTLV in England and Wales (E&W) over the past decade. HTLV diagnoses in E&W are reported to PHE by clinicians, laboratories and NHS Blood and Transplant. Confirmatory testing is done by the VRD. Reports received up to the end of January 2013 were included in these analyses. Of the 892 persons diagnosed with HTLV in E&W(More)
Human T-cell Lymphotropic virus (HTLV) prevalence is low in the UK, but higher in individuals originating from endemic countries. Anti-HTLV screening of all blood donations was introduced in 2002 to reduce the risk of transfusion transmission. The UK HTLV Cohort (UHC) was established for longterm follow up of people affected by HTLV. Recruitment by(More)
Rapid sequence induction is necessary in emergency surgical operations to lessen the chance of aspiration of stomach contents. Succinylcholine usually is the relaxant of choice, because of its rapid onset. However, succinylcholine has side effects which may result in potentially life-threatening conditions. The purpose of this study was to compare two(More)
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