Vaseekaran Sivarajasingam

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OBJECTIVES Relationships between violence-related injury and potential risk factors in England and Wales were investigated over a five-year period, 1st May 1995 to 30th April 2000. METHODS Records from all 10 economic regions of England and Wales relating to price of alcohol, youth real income, wealth, ethnic density, dates of major sporting events and(More)
Unstimulated secretions from labial (upper and lower), buccal, lingual and palatal minor glands were measured with a Periotron 6000 model 2 (Proflow) in 99 non-medicated, healthy individuals aged from 17 to 81 yr (49 males and 50 females). The palatal minor glands had the lowest flow rates, buccal and anterior lingual glands the highest, and labial glands(More)
A case is described of the management of bilateral fractures of mandible as a result of being kicked by a horse, in a 2-year-old child. The fractures were treated without any surgical intervention and the child made a good recovery with good function and appearance. The fractured mandible in children under the age of 5 years provides us with difficult(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of city and town centre closed circuit television (CCTV) surveillance on violence in terms of accident and emergency (A&E) department and police assault data. METHODS A&E department and local police assault data in three centres in Wales (Cardiff, Swansea, and Rhyl) two years before and two years after the installation of(More)
BACKGROUND Prevention of violence-related injury has become an important public health issue but national, regional and local data are lacking. The aims of this study were to determine trends, seasonality and rates of violence-related injury according to Accident and Emergency (A&E) recorded data in England and Wales over a 5 year period, 1995-2000. (More)
PURPOSE To evaluate overall, gender and age-specific trends in violence in England and Wales from an accident and emergency (A&E) perspective. METHODS Violence data were collected from a sample of 32 major A&E departments in the ten Government Office Regions of England and Wales over 5 years, 1st January 2000-31st December 2004. Attendance date, age, and(More)
National assault injury surveillance has identified major seasonal variation, but it is not clear whether assault injury is a seasonal problem in large cities. Relationships between community violence, calendar events and ambient conditions were investigated with reference to prospective, Accident and Emergency (A&E) derived information obtained from people(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the extent to which community violence that results in injury treated in emergency departments appears in official police records and to identify age/gender groups at particular risk of under-recording by the police. METHODS Non-confidential data for patients with assault related injury treated in the emergency departments of two(More)
OBJECTIVES To identify overall, seasonal, sex and age specific national trends in community violence from an accident and emergency (A&E) department perspective. DESIGN AND SETTING Prospective collection of national violence data from a stratified random sample of 33 A&E departments in England and Wales. METHODS Data were analysed for the three years(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate changes in the optical density of secondary alveolar cleft bone grafts obtained from two different donor sites over time and to determine whether one donor site gives a higher recipient bone density than the other. METHODS A prospective study was performed evaluating 40 healthy patients with congenital cleft lip and palate undergoing(More)