Kate Steinbeck

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Individuals with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) have a significant reduction in the number of oxytocin-producing neurons (42%) in the hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus. A number of animal studies and observations of humans show that lesions in this region can produce PWS-like symptoms. Given the evidence for potential oxytocin deficiency, we tested the(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine potential risk factors associated with repeat suicide attempts among adolescents. METHOD Retrospective medical record review of all patients aged 13-20 years who presented to the emergency department at an inner city tertiary hospital after attempted suicide between 1994 and 1996. Subjects were identified using the International(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe a cohort of survivors of childhood malignancy at risk of developing thyroid abnormality, and propose guidelines for management of such patients. DESIGN Retrospective case series. SETTING Late-effects oncology clinic at a large children's hospital in Sydney. SUBJECTS 142 patients who had received irradiation to the thyroid from(More)
Young people with chronic illness eventually undergo transition from paediatric to adult healthcare. This is often a complex and daunting process for adolescents, requiring significant adjustment and increased autonomy to manage illness within the context of young people's daily lives. The ubiquitous nature of mobile phones facilitates novel communication(More)
A systematic review was conducted to assess what is known about the effect of low glycaemic index (GI) diets on glycaemic control, weight and quality of life in youth with cystic fibrosis (CF). Eligibility criteria were systematic reviews, randomised and non-randomised trials of low GI dietary interventions in CF. Outcomes examined were glycaemic control,(More)
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