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The rise in deaths attributed to coronary thrombosis and duodenal ulcer has been widely commented upon. It has been suggested that these two conditions are merely examples of the psychosomatic diseases, the incidence of which has risen directly or consecutively with the rising mental stress associated with an increasingly complex civilization. In this paper(More)
C OUGH IS A COMMON SYMPTOM IN PEDIATric practice and can be particularly troubling to children and their parents, resulting in discomfort, loss of sleep, and missed schooldays and workdays. Caregivers frequently administer over-the-counter (OTC) medications to their children in an attempt to treat cough. Apart from the costs associated with such(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Although opioid pain relievers are commonly prescribed in pregnancy, their association with neonatal outcomes is poorly described. Our objectives were to identify neonatal complications associated with antenatal opioid pain reliever exposure and to establish predictors of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). METHODS We used(More)
Objective: The morbidity and mortality conference (M&MC) is a traditional forum that provides clinicians with an opportunity to discuss medical error and adverse events. In an effort to promote patient safety at our institution, we implemented a monthly interdisciplinary morbidity, mortality, and improvement (MM&I) conference, which focused on systemwide(More)
Published data relating to prevalence, natural history, treatment and prevention adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) are examined. Screening programmes could lead to about 10% of 11-15 year old schoolchildren being referred for diagnosis, involving, for many, an X-ray of the spine. About 1 in 5 of the children referred would be diagnosed as having AIS; of(More)