Kate Alison Hodgson

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BACKGROUND Gastrointestinal symptoms are distressing features of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, and management is often empirical, including withdrawal of dietary lactose. We assessed the prevalence and severity of intestinal disaccharidase deficiency in vitro and in vivo. METHODS Fifty-four HIV-seropositive patients (19 HIV well +/- mild(More)
Comprehensive surveillance of adverse events following immunization (AEFI) is required to detect potential serious adverse events that may not be identified in prelicensure vaccine trials. Surveillance systems have traditionally been passive, relying upon spontaneous reporting, but increasingly active surveillance and supplemental strategies are being(More)
Over two thirds of Americans live with pets and consider them important members of the family. Pets benefit human health (zooeyia) in 4 ways: as builders of social capital, as agents of harm reduction, as motivators for healthy behavior change, and as potential participants in treatment plans. Conversely, pets can present risks to their owners. They are(More)
OBJECTIVE Outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) is increasingly used to treat children at home, but studies in children are scarce. We aimed to describe the use, appropriateness and outcomes of OPAT in children. DESIGN This was a 12-month prospective observational study. SETTING The hospital-in-the-home programme of The Royal Children's(More)
Nasal High Flow (HF) is a mode of 'non-invasive' respiratory support for preterm infants, with several potential modes of action, including generation of distending airway pressure, washout of the nasopharyngeal dead space, reduction of work of breathing, and heating and humidification of inspired gas. HF has several potential advantages over continuous(More)