Mervyn Griffiths

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OBJECTIVE To determine whether, in infants with a tongue-tie and a feeding problem, the current medical treatment (referral to a lactation consultant) or immediate division works best and enables the infants to feed normally. METHODS Between March and July 2002, all the babies in the district of Southampton with tongue-ties were followed in order to see(More)
AIM This study investigated if a maternally reported, immediate improvement in breastfeeding following division of tongue-tie is due to a placebo effect. METHODS This randomized controlled trial was conducted at Southampton General Hospital, Southampton, UK, in 2003-2004. Sixty breastfed babies 5-115 days old (mean, 32 days; median, 23 days) were(More)
A study was carried out of 1086 men aged 16-65 inclusive who were admitted under nine consultants to eight hospitals in Wessex for elective repair of an inguinal hernia. The mean postoperative stay was 5.7 +/- SD 2.7 days. For different consultants operating at any one hospital the mean postoperative stays were similar, whereas for consultants who operated(More)
Eight hundred and ninety-nine men were studied, aged 16-65 inclusive, who underwent an elective inguinal herniorrhaphy during 1970 and 1971 in eight hospitals in Wessex, and under nine consultant surgeons. There was a significant variation in postoperative inpatient stay and total sickness absence between hospitals and between consultants. The physical(More)
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