Shelia West

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PURPOSE To determine the association between visual field loss and orientation and mobility (O&M) performance in a population-based sample of older adults and to identify the specific regions of the visual field that are most strongly associated with O&M performance. METHODS A population-based sample of 1504 persons between the ages of 72 to 92 was(More)
An 18 year old woman presented with fulminant pneumococcal bacteraemia and subsequently died with multisystem organ failure. A search for diseases predisposing to overwhelming encapsulated bacterial infections was negative except for previously undiagnosed systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). This case emphasises the severity of immune system dysfunction in(More)
  • S West, J Hewitt
  • 1999
Electroconvulsive therapy is often given in addition to antidepressant drugs when there has been an inadequate response to the latter. In the case of tricyclic antidepressants and monoamine oxidase inhibitors, this is not regarded as a hazardous combination. Caution is however advised with selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors, since there may be a(More)
Single-dose mass drug administration of azithromycin (AZT) is underway to eliminate trachoma worldwide. Studies in Ethiopia showed a reduction in all-cause childhood deaths after administration. To examine the effect of single-dose AZ MDA on prevalent malaria infections in a large prospective cohort of children and parents in Dodoma Province, Tanzania, we(More)
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