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Forty-three children with 45 hip joint infections were admitted to the hospital between 1983 and 1988. The duration of symptoms was the single most important prognostic feature. Almost all children who were treated within four days of symptoms had a satisfactory outcome. Concomitant osteomyelitis of the proximal femur produced by far a worse prognosis than(More)
We investigated 57 patients with sickle cell anaemia (HbSS) and bone and joint changes. Osteonecrosis simulating a wide range of conditions was a common radiological feature, and osteomyelitis occurred in 61% of cases. Salmonella species were the commonest causative organisms, occurring in 71% of patients with osteomyelitis, although salmonella septic(More)
A screening programme to detect preinvasive carcinoma of the cervix was started in British Columbia in 1949. Since 1970 the number of women who have been screened at least once has been maintained at about 85% of the population at risk. More than 500,000 cervical smears are being examined each year in the central laboratory. There has been an appreciable(More)
Central neurogenic hyperventilation refers to progressive tachypnea leading to hypocarbia and respiratory alkalosis caused by cortical disorders, initially reported in comatose patients with mainly pontine infarction. Central neurogenic hyperventilation in conscious patients is even rarer, numbering around 30 reported cases including seven children, mainly(More)
Genetic (generalized) epilepsy with febrile seizures plus is a familial epilepsy syndrome with marked phenotypic heterogeneity ranging from simple febrile seizure to severe phenotypes. Here we report on a large Israeli family with genetic (generalized) epilepsy with febrile seizures plus and 14 affected individuals. A novel SCN1A missense mutation in exon(More)
Standard drug monographs (SDMs) have been described as deficient in providing information in a manner simplified enough for patient reading. The aim of this study was to design patient information leaflets for hydrochlorothiazide, nifedipine and enalapril with content indicated by patients as relevant and to evaluate them against the SDM. Patient(More)
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