Robin Sunderland

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Examination of the records of hospital admissions and all deaths among the 40,544 Sheffield children who were aged less than two years in the period 1975-79 revealed 475 children admitted with their first febrile convulsion and 50 children who presented as cot deaths. Rectal temperatures taken before refrigeration were traced for 24 of the latter. 10 of(More)
452 previously healthy children aged over six months and under six years were admitted to the Sheffield Children's Hospital between January, 1972, and December, 1976, after their first convulsion associated with fever. 304 of the children had a lumbar puncture. 25 punctures were necessary according to defined clinical criteria--including those in 15(More)
Accurate dating of initial mineralization in the dentition was derived from fetuses aged according to the maternal history, assessment of gestational age by obstetricians, paediatricians and pathologists, histological evaluation of their cerebellar and renal development, and accurate measurements of crown-rump length, skull circumference, brain and body(More)
Among the 45,204 live births in Birmingham in the three calendar years 1981-3, there were 218 postneonatal deaths, giving a postneonatal mortality rate of 4.82 per 1000 live births. Postneonatal mortality rates were 4.22 for whites, 5.91 for Asians (relative risk 1.26, 95% confidence interval (CI) 1.04 to 1.53) and 8.20 for Afro-Caribbeans (relative risk(More)
Many children experience treatable moderate to severe pain following surgery. Increasingly, children undergo surgery as day cases, and, as such, parents are more likely to be responsible for managing pain post-operatively. Research in the United States and Finland has found parents fear the side effects of analgesics; think they are addictive; and that(More)
Factor VIII related activities and factor VIII related antigen multimeric analysis have been assessed in two sporadic and eleven epidemic cases of haemolytic uraemic syndrome. In all patients factor VIII related antigen was raised and had an abnormal multimer pattern at presentation. The return to normal of factor VIII related antigen values and multimeric(More)