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OBJECTIVES A few enterprising adults with shunt treated spina bifida live independently in the community, have a job in competitive employment, and drive to work in their own car. By contrast others with similar disability but lacking their motivation remain dependent on care and supervision. The aim of this study was to identify events in the history of(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Cervical dissection is an important cause of stroke in the young. This paper presents a systematic review and a meta-analysis to assess the effectiveness of different treatment approaches: antithrombotic drugs, thrombolysis and stenting. METHODS Medline and PubMed were searched from 1966 to 8 April 2007. Reference lists were(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Posterior circulation stroke accounts for 20% of ischaemic strokes. Recent data suggest that the early stroke recurrence risk is high and comparable with carotid artery disease. Vertebral artery stenosis accounts for approximately 20% of posterior circulation stroke, and with endovascular treatment available accurate diagnostic(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the frequency and risk factors for incident and redetected Chlamydia trachomatis infection in sexually active, young, multi-ethnic women in the community. DESIGN Cohort study. SETTING 20 London universities and Further Education colleges. PARTICIPANTS 954 sexually experienced women, mean age 21.5 years (range 16-27), 26% from(More)
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