Marion C Devers

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This study compared the early cognitive and linguistic development of young children with cleft palate (N = 28) to that of noncleft children (N = 29). Measures included the Mental scale of the Bayley Scales of Infant Development, the Minnesota Child Development Inventory, Mean Length of Utterance, and words acquired by 24 months. Children with cleft palate,(More)
Aggressive otologic management has been recommended for children with cleft palate because of the almost universal occurrence of otitis media with effusion (OME) in these children and the association of OME with hearing loss and possible language, cognitive, and academic delays. In this study, 28 children with cleft palate and 29 noncleft children were seen(More)
AIMS The definition of metabolic syndrome (MS) continues to be debated and does not include abnormal liver function tests (LFTs). This study aims to determine: (1) the association between the five ATP3 MS diagnostic components and different LFTs, and (2) the association between raised LFTs and prevalent cardiovascular disease (CVD). METHODS A total of(More)
OBJECTIVE The best method for determining hydrocortisone replacement therapy is not well defined. This study aimed to assess interindividual variability in cortisol pharmacokinetics and to investigate whether measurement of salivary cortisol provides a useful alternative to plasma concentration measurements. DESIGN Intravenous (IV) and oral crossover. (More)
H yperglycemia and pregnancy complications are strongly associated (1), so managing gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) reduces complications (2) and preventing progression from GDM to type 2 diabetes reduces diabetes prevalence (3). The questions of whether and how to screen for GDM , including risk-factor screening, have been widely debated (3). We(More)
OBJECTIVE The significance of the metabolic syndrome (MS) is debated. We investigated whether MS component (by ATPIII and IDF definitions) clustering and any association between MS and prevalent cardiovascular disease (CVD) varied with age. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS In all, 1429 adults (≥25 years) from randomly selected households in rural Victoria,(More)
BACKGROUND Healthcare events related to diabetic foot disease carry a burden of morbidity, mortality and economic cost. Prompt identification of clinical infection with appropriate tissue sampling limits use of broad spectrum empirical antibiotics and improves antibiotic stewardship. Staphylococcus aureus remains the commonest infecting organism and(More)
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