Kerr H Graham

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BACKGROUND We present the findings of a prospective, bi-center study to establish the appropriate duration of antibiotic therapy for acute, uncomplicated bone and joint infections in children. Historically, patients have been treated with prolonged courses of intravenous and oral therapy. Our hypothesis was that children could be safely treated with 3 days(More)
The repeatability of energy-expenditure measurements were studied in five children and four adults without disabilities using the Cosmed K4 (high technology). The ability to detect change in measurements was compared between this instrument and the Physiological Cost Index (PCI; low technology). The results of repeatability (95% range) for oxygen cost were(More)
The short-term effectiveness of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) apheresis using a dextran sulfate cellulose adsorption column technique was previously examined in a 9-center, 22-week controlled trial in 64 patients with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) who did not adequately respond to diet and drug therapy. Forty-nine patients (40 treatment, 9 controls)(More)
BACKGROUND The study evaluated the blood cholesterol-lowering effects of a dietary supplement of water-soluble fibers (guar gum, pectin) and mostly non-water-soluble fibers (soy fiber, pea fiber, corn bran) in subjects with mild to moderate hypercholesterolemia (LDL cholesterol, 3.37-4.92 mmol/L). METHODS After stabilization for 9 weeks on a National(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES The diagnosis of transient synovitis of the hip ("irritable hip") is made frequently in the pediatric emergency department. We hypothesized that an anti-inflammatory agent (ibuprofen syrup) would shorten the duration of symptoms. METHODS Patients who were clinically diagnosed with transient synovitis of the hip in the ED between July 1997(More)
BACKGROUND We studied the use of cortico-cancellous circular allograft combined with cannulated screw fixation for the correction of dorsolateral peritalar subluxation in a series of children with bilateral spastic cerebral palsy undergoing single event multilevel surgery. METHODS Forty-six children who underwent bilateral subtalar fusion between January(More)
A study was performed to determine the effect of colour vision defects and diabetic retinopathy on diabetic patients' ability to use a visual method of measuring their own blood glucose concentrations. Forty-eight diabetics whose colour vision and retinal status was assessed by an ophthalmologist carried out 311 blood glucose estimations using(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine changes in mobility longitudinally following single-event multilevel surgery in ambulant children with cerebral palsy, focusing on those using assistive devices for functional mobility because they are most at risk of declining gross motor function. PARTICIPANTS A consecutive sample of 156 ambulant children with cerebral palsy (99(More)
AIMS The aim of this study is to investigate the health-related quality of life in children with severe lower limb trauma after at least 12 months post-injury and to assess patient and injury characteristics in association with the health-related quality of life scores. METHODS All children in the state of Victoria, who were 18 years of age or younger,(More)