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The role of Campylobacter pylori gastritis in dyspepsia could be clarified more readily if reliable eradication therapy were available. Antibiotic monotherapy and combined therapy with an antibiotic agent plus a bismuth compound have yielded poor long-term results. In this study, bismuth-tetracycline-metronidazole triple therapy has been used to eradicate… (More)
Despite dramatic gains of the last century, acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease remain major preventable causes of morbidity and mortality in many parts of the world.
BACKGROUND Acute rheumatic fever (ARF) is an important cause of heart disease in Indigenous people of northern and central Australia. However, little is known about ARF in children across all Australian population groups. This national prospective study was conducted to determine patterns of disease, and populations and regions at highest risk. METHODS… (More)
This article outlines the impact of rheumatic heart disease for the individual, the international community and the Pacific region. It then appraises the three main strategies for control of rheumatic heart disease. Secondary prevention is the regular delivery of antibiotic prophylaxis to prevent further episodes of recurrent rheumatic fever and is the only… (More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the reported rate of local reactions after administration of acellular pertussis vaccine (DTPa) according to dose number and type of pertussis vaccine (whole-cell or acellular) used for the primary course, and to document the severity and outcome of fourth-dose local reactions. DESIGN AND SETTING Retrospective review. Reports of… (More)
Children appear to be following a disturbing trend set by adults-more children are overweight, yet fewer are physically active. According to a 1995 National Center for Health Statistics study, 4.7 million American children ages 6 to 17 years are severely overweight. Another estimate from the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services indicates that… (More)
Hormone-related migraines correspond with a woman's reproductive life cycle. Migraines first occur as a girl enters puberty and are rare after menopause. Is there medical relief available for this pain?