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A survey of 57 neonatal units in the United Kingdom showed considerable disparity in iron supplementation policies for preterm low birthweight infants.
Erythrocyte superoxide dismutase (ESOD) activity reflects copper utilization and the risk of copper deficiency. To investigate the possible effects of inorganic iron on the metabolism of copper in low birth weight infants, we have measured ESOD activities in three groups of infants receiving different iron supplements. Fifty-five low birth weight infants… (More)
OBJECTIVE To explore clinician and family experiences of conflict in paediatric services, in order to map the trajectory of conflict escalation. DESIGN Qualitative interview study, employing extreme-case sampling. Interviews were analysed using an iterative thematic approach to identify common themes regarding the experience and escalation of conflict. … (More)
Knowledge of the metabolism of iron by young infants is incomplete but combining practical studies based on detecting the onset of iron depletion with isotopic studies of iron economy may improve our understanding of iron metabolism in infants and our strategies for ensuring their iron supply. The iron accumulated by the fetus is enough to delay the risk of… (More)
OBJECTIVES Conflict is a significant and recurring problem in healthcare. This study aimed to understand staff and relatives' perspectives on the characteristics of conflict and serious disagreement in adult palliative care, including triggers, risk factors and the impact on themselves and clinical care. METHODS Qualitative study of 25 staff and seven… (More)
This column describes an academic service partnership to promote evidence-based practice.
BACKGROUND Conflict in healthcare is a well-recognised but under-examined phenomenon. Little is known about the prevalence and causes of conflict across paediatric specialties. OBJECTIVE To report the frequency and characteristics of conflict in a paediatric hospital. DESIGN AND SETTING An explanatory sequential mixed-method approach was adopted. A… (More)
Cranial cruciate ligament replacement by filamentous carbon fiber was studied in 4 dogs. Incomplete ligament formation occurred. The prosthesis did not cause any adverse gross or histologic reaction in the joints, but failed to induce complete ligament formation because of breakage.
BACKGROUND Conflict is a recognised component of healthcare. Disagreements about treatment protocols, treatment aims and poor communication are recognised warning signs. Conflict management strategies can be used to prevent escalation, but are not a routine component of clinical training. OBJECTIVE To report the findings from a novel training… (More)