Sally S . Corbett

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BACKGROUND Anemia commonly complicates inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). In patients with chronic renal failure, the treatment of anemia with iron+/-erythropoietin improves both quality of life (QOL) and cognitive function (CF). The same drugs are effective in treating severe anemia in IBD, but there is no evidence to direct the treatment of mild anemia.(More)
BACKGROUND The prevalence of Type 1 diabetes is increasing with more children and adolescents being diagnosed with this chronic condition. There has been an increasing focus in recent years on the transition through adolescence and supporting young people who have chronic health conditions, with the recognition that young people are at risk of dropping out(More)
BACKGROUND Practitioners increasingly need to be able to evidence the quality of their care and their clinical competence for purposes of recredentialing and relicensing. Although this may be accomplished by audit and performance data, detailed and robust assessments of competence may be valuable in certain circumstances. OBJECTIVE To develop and evaluate(More)
A 1-year cohort of children born at term in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1987/8 was screened for failure to thrive in infancy using a conditional longitudinal standard which identified those whose weight gain was in the lowest 5%. A group of 136 cases and 136 controls (from the same GP practice and living in a neighbourhood with the same deprivation index) was(More)
Fifty-two children aged 18 months who had fallen across two weight centile lines were compared to 52 controls. Five years after the initial study, 89% of these children were traced. At follow-up, four of the cases but none of the controls had been placed in care and cases were significantly shorter and lighter than controls. Reanalysis of the early weight(More)
Functional gastro-intestinal disorders (FGID) like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are common and can develop after gastro-enteritis. Illness representations may be important influences on the development of post-infectious FGIDs. Here, we studied both the relationship between prior chronic symptoms (FGIDs) and illness perception during an acute illness(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with confusion (delirium and dementia) in the general hospital environment are more likely to have negative health outcomes compared with other patients. Poor team and individual practice is partly responsible for this, and a training gap has been described. We report an innovative interprofessional teaching intervention that is founded(More)
BACKGROUND Previous empirical studies of the cognitive sequelae of failure to thrive in infancy have led to apparently inconsistent conclusions. METHODS Studies of cognitive abilities in failure to thrive were located through published bibliographies, supplemented by a search through MEDLINE. They were classified (a) into those in which the cases were(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies suggest that failure to thrive in infancy may be associated with adverse sequelae in childhood. Although cognitive abilities have been extensively investigated, little systematic research is available on other aspects of development. METHODS Eighty-nine children who failed to thrive as infants and 91 controls were followed up(More)
CONTEXT Completion of a rating questionnaire is the method used most frequently to evaluate a teacher's performance. Questionnaires that largely assess 'high-inference' teaching characteristics, such as 'enthusiasm' and 'friendliness', require the observer to make a judgement about the teacher but do not describe what the teacher actually did and so have(More)