Laura Jenkins

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BACKGROUND We examined the relationship between maternal plasma lipoprotein and antioxidant status with risk of preeclampsia among women delivering at Harare Maternity Hospital, Zimbabwe. METHODS One hundred seventy-three pregnant women with preeclampsia and 186 controls were included in a case-control study. Maternal plasma total cholesterol,(More)
BACKGROUND Older age has historically been an adverse prognostic factor in pediatric acute myeloid leukemia (AML). To the authors' knowledge, the impact of age relative to that of other prognostic factors on the outcome of patients treated in recent trials is unknown. METHODS Clinical outcome and causes of treatment failure of 351 patients enrolled on 3(More)
Question design during history-taking has clear implications for patients' ability to share their concerns in general and their seizure experiences in particular. Studies have shown that unusually open questions at the start of the consultation enable patients to display interactional and linguistic markers which may help with the otherwise challenging(More)
Traditional theories of socialisation, in which the child was viewed as a passive subject of external influences, are increasingly being rejected in favour of a new sociology of childhood which frames the child as a social actor. This article demonstrates the way in which conversation analysis can reveal children's agency in the micro-detail of naturally(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether the acceleration/ejection time ratio of the fetal main pulmonary artery Doppler waveform (PATET) can accurately predict the results of fetal lung maturity testing in amniotic fluid. METHODS We prospectively studied pregnant women attending our ultrasound unit for clinically indicated fetal lung maturity testing. An(More)
The diagnostic distinction between epilepsy and psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES) can be challenging. Previous studies have demonstrated that experts in conversation analysis can identify linguistic and interactional features in transcripts and recordings of interviews with patients that reliably distinguish between epilepsy and PNES. In this study,(More)
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