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Yvonne H Carter, Michael J Bannon and Peter W Jones explore the role of health visitors in child accident prevention in North Staffordshire, to assess their knowledge and awareness of local data and to facilitate more effective planning of educational provision for health visitors and other primary health care workers.
During the measles epidemic of 1982-3, three children who were treated for malignant disease developed measles giant cell pneumonia. All three patients died despite intensive therapy. As there is no effective treatment for giant cell pneumonia, measles must be eliminated by widespread immunisation.
Multiresistant Enterobacter cloacae infection in six premature infants was eradicated with intravenous ciprofloxacin (10 mg/kg/day). Bacterial resistance did not develop. Adequate plasma ciprofloxacin concentrations were achieved in all treated patients. No clinical evidence of side effects was observed.
A questionnaire survey undertaken among 142 schoolteachers in North Staffordshire revealed most of the respondents did not feel confident when teaching children who had epilepsy and a minority considered their knowledge of the subject to be adequate. Only four teachers had received recent specific instruction on childhood epilepsy and the majority requested… (More)
AIM To synthesise published evidence regarding the effectiveness of training and procedural interventions aimed at improving the identification and management of child abuse and neglect by health professionals. METHODS Systematic review for the period 1994 to 2005 of studies that evaluated child protection training and procedural interventions. Main… (More)
Sixty-nine children aged under 15 years were identified from coroners' records as having died as a result of an accident between 1980 and 1989. Road traffic accidents (RTAs) accounted for the majority of cases (n = 38; 55% of total) and in almost all of these, the unsafe behaviour of the child was considered to be at fault. Most fatal accidents occurred… (More)