Pamela Reeve

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Patients with meningococcal disease who seek medical attention can create a diagnostic dilemma for clinicians due to the nonspecific nature of the disease’s presentation. This study assesses the diagnostic accuracy of procalcitonin levels in the setting of meningococcal disease. Two emergency department cohorts (A and B) were studied between 2002 and 2005,(More)
BACKGROUND vasovagal syncope (VVS) has been diagnosed with increasing frequency in older people since the description of the head-up tilt table test (HUTT). There is, however, a paucity of research describing the clinical features of VVS in this group. To address this issue, we investigated the age distribution and differences in clinical characteristics(More)
Diagnosis of orthostatic hypotension (OH) is essential because the consequences include morbidity and mortality 1, 2. Prevalence is estimated to be as high as 6% in community-dwelling older adults and 65% in older person's care facilities 3. Diagnosis depends entirely on a drop in systolic or diastolic blood pressure (BP) from baseline. Baseline is(More)
Head-up tilt testing is the investigation of choice in the diagnosis of vasovagal syncope. The test is time consuming and labour intensive, with conventional tilt testing taking up to 45 min. We compared a shortened 'front-loaded' 20-min glyceryl trinitrate-provoked head-up tilt (FLGTN-HUT) with the standard 40-min passive tilt (HUT) as first line(More)
44 children identified as learning disabled were administered Harter's Scale of Intrinsic Versus Extrinsic Orientation in the Classroom. Scores were correlated with several indices of school behavior, standardized achievement test scores, report-card letter grades, and teachers' behavioral ratings. No consistent pattern of relationship was evidenced between(More)
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