Robert E. Morton

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A survey of urinary tract infections (UTI) was conducted in a paediatric out-patient department in Northern Nigeria over six months. The most common presenting complaints of UTI were pyrexia of unknown origin (PUO) and mild diarrhoea. The frequency of symptomatic UTI in out-patients was estimated at 0.4%. Asymptomatic UTI was common in children with(More)
The iron status of babies of different race born at term to mothers in an inner city area was studied at birth and during the first year of life and related to maternal iron status. Haemoglobin and ferritin were measured in the mother at term (n = 81) and in the baby in cord blood (n = 81), at 6 months (n = 55), and at 1 year (n = 51). No relationship was(More)
A 51-year-old man with clinical and laboratory findings consistent with the diagnosis of pancreatic ascites is reported. Response to usual medical measures was inadequate. Single-dose irradiation to the pancreatic area (550 rads) resulted in marked improvement in his ascites. Operative pancreatogram months later revealed no evidence of ductal leakage.(More)
Suprapubic aspiration (SPA) was compared with midstream urine collection (MSU) in the diagnosis of urinary tract infection (UTI) in a busy paediatric out-patient department in Northern Nigeria, where usually only one specimen can be taken before starting antimicrobial therapy. SPA in 287 children was compared with 175 MSU collections. Urine was obtained at(More)
The clinical and radiological features are described in male and female siblings with a unique form of spondyloepimetaphyseal dysplasia. In addition to generalized platyspondyly with epiphyseal and metaphyseal involvement, these children also have thin tapering fingers with accentuated palmar creases and abnormal dentition with oligodontia and pointed(More)
Bag-mask devices are used frequently to provide patients with positive-pressure-assisted ventilation. To increase the percentage of oxygen delivered (FDO2) from the bag, supplemental oxygen must be provided by way of an oxygen inlet nipple attached to the unit. Using ten medical volunteers and a test lung with oxygen analyzer, we studied the effect of(More)
The cases of a brother and sister with dentato-olivary dysplasia are described. Both had severe developmental delay, severe epilepsy of early onset, evolving hypertonic quadriplegia, and death in early childhood. Postmortem examination of the brain in one child showed a particular form of dentato-olivary dysplasia. These children show many features in(More)
A case of SLE with the unique association of gastric polyps and vasculitis is reported. Gastrointestinal symptoms, surgical indications, and complications of SLE with gastrointestinal involvement are reviewed. The unusual patterns of ileus or lupus peritonitis secondary to mesenteric vasculitis must be differentiated from a true surgical emergency.(More)