Peter Heinz

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This research considers the prevalence of iron deficiency in children with autism and Asperger syndrome and examines whether this will influence guidelines and treatment. Retrospective analysis of the full blood count and, as far as available, serum ferritin measurements of 96 children (52 with autism and 44 with Asperger syndrome) was undertaken. Six of(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare atropine with placebo as an adjunct to ketamine sedation in children undergoing minor painful procedures. Outcome measures included hypersalivation, side effect profile, parental/patient satisfaction, and procedural success rate. METHODS Children aged between 1 and 16 years of age requiring ketamine procedural sedation in a tertiary(More)
OBJECTIVE This study explored gender differences in the health and risk behaviors of 394 self-identified bisexual and homosexual adolescents who participated in an anonymous, school-based survey. METHODS Respondents included 182 girls and 212 boys; girls were significantly younger than boys (p < 0.001), so respondents were further grouped as younger (< or(More)
OBJECTIVE Minimally invasive suture of the torn Achilles tendon without opening the rupture site, reduction in the risk of a sural nerve lesion, and optimization of stump apposition. INDICATIONS Fresh Achilles tendon rupture. CONTRAINDICATIONS Chronic achillodynia, local corticoid injections, immunosuppressive therapy, old Achilles tendon ruptures,(More)
BACKGROUND The previously mobile child who refuses to walk or weight-bear is a common presentation to the accident and emergency department, for which there are a number of causes. One uncommon cause is discitis, an inflammatory process of the intervertebral disc, which is easily diagnosed with spinal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). A case series of three(More)
Airway obstruction is a recognized complication in children with mediastinal masses. They typically present with difficulty in breathing and associated respiratory noises. General anaesthesia in these patients can lead to complete airway obstruction with fatal consequences. Successful management in the ED necessitates rapid recognition of the underlying(More)
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is a highly prevalent virus, transmitted via saliva, which often causes asymptomatic infection in children but frequently results in infectious mononucleosis in adolescents. Heterophile antibody tests, including the Monospot test, are red cell or latex agglutination assays, which detect antired cell antibodies produced as part of a(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this paper is to investigate whether cataract surgery in patients with diabetes mellitus influences the progression of diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular oedema and anterior segment complications. PATIENTS AND METHODS 145 consecutive patients with type-II-diabetes mellitus underwent an extracapsular cataract surgery with(More)