Mark A Dalzell

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Adequate nutrition is crucial to the management of children and infants with cardiac disease. Difficulties with feeding are extremely common, and maintaining an adequate caloric intake, in order to achieve sustained growth, is often not possible without nutritional support. We retrospectively reviewed our experience between 1995 and 1999 in treating 37(More)
OBJECTIVE : To describe the indications and practice of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) device insertion for nutritional support and to ascertain procedure-related complications and outcome. METHODS : Observational study with prospectively collected data on children who underwent PEG-related procedures (PEG insertion, removal, or change to low(More)
Binding sites for both the collagen-like and globular domains of C1q have been described on a variety of cell types. HUVEC were previously shown to express the 60- to 67-kDa receptor recognizing the collagen-like domain of C1q. This study demonstrates the presence of a distinct 28- to 33-kDa HUVEC protein (gC1qR) that interacts with the globular head domain(More)
Omeprazole; the first proton pump inhibitor (PPI) showing an effective acid inhibitory ability, provides the satisfactory therapy either in gastro-esophageal reflux symptom relief or in healing of erosive esophagitis. It's also effective in peptic ulcer disease. Up to date, omeprazole efficacy and safety are well established in many trials.(More)
We describe in this report what we believe to be the first report of a rare presentation of a very rare tumor, especially in this age group. We highlight the importance of early consideration of malignancy as a cause of chylous ascites in infancy and we discuss different causes of chylous ascites.
BACKGROUND Children with severe neurodisability (ND) commonly suffer from chronic respiratory symptoms that impact greatly on quality of life, and lead to recurrent hospital admissions. This morbidity (and its causes) is poorly described, despite being well recognised by paediatricians. In this study, we characterised respiratory symptoms in children with(More)