Robin W Paton

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The aim of the study was to characterize patients at risk of asthma exacerbation during spring thunderstorms and identify potential measures to ameliorate the impact of those events. A case-control study was conducted among patients aged 7-60 yrs, who attended Wagga Hospital (NSW, Australia) for asthma during the period of 1 June 1997 to 31 October 1997.(More)
Idiopathic toe-walking is defined as persistent toe-walking in a normal child in the absence of developmental, neurological or neuromuscular conditions. True idiopathic toe-walking is a rare referral, representing approximately 1:100 new patients seen in the Paediatric Orthopaedic Clinic. A prospective study of idiopathic toe-walking (ITW) was organised(More)
Of the 34,723 infants born between 1 June 1992 and 31 May 2002, the hips of 2578 with clinical instability or at-risk factors for developmental dysplasia of the hip were imaged by ultrasound. Instability of the hip was present in 77 patients, of whom only 24 (31.2%) had an associated risk factor. From the 'at-risk' groups, the overall risk of type-III(More)
Mutations in several subgenomic regions of hepatitis C virus (HCV) have been implicated in influencing the response to interferon (IFN) therapy. Sequences within HCV NS5A (PKR binding domain [PKRBD], IFN sensitivity-determining region [ISDR], and variable region 3 [V3]) were analyzed for the pretreatment serum samples of 60 HCV genotype 1-infected patients(More)
In a prospective study over 11 years we assessed the relationship between neonatal deformities of the foot and the presence of ultrasonographic developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH). Between 1 January 1996 and 31 December 2006, 614 infants with deformities of the foot were referred for clinical and ultrasonographic evaluation. There were 436 cases of(More)
The use of targeted ultrasound screening for at-risk hips to reduce the rate of surgery in developmental dysplasia of the hip is unproven. A prospective trial was undertaken in an attempt to clarify this matter. This study was undertaken between May 1992 and April 2000. There were 28,676 live births. Unstable and at-risk hips were routinely targeted for(More)
From January 1992 to December 1997, 59 dislocatable hips (37 children), confirmed by ultrasound, were splinted by Pavlik bracing within 2 weeks of birth. The majority were splinted within 1 week. From January 1998 to December 1999, 16 dislocatable hips (11 children) were evaluated by ultrasound and were not initially splinted but were followed up by serial(More)
This study looks at the changing incidence and aetiology of congenital talipes equinovarus due to the recent population changes within the area. Between 1st June 1992 and the 31st May 2006, 83 consecutive children (121 feet) born with fixed talipes equinovarus (TEV) were assessed and treated (an incidence of 1.6 per 1000 live births) in an observational(More)
BACKGROUND Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) is the most common neonatal musculoskeletal condition. In 2008, the NHS Newborn and Infant Physical Examination committee added selective 'at risk' screening to the existing universal neonatal and general practitioner clinical hip screening guidelines. OBJECTIVE Assessment of breech and family history(More)