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ADC Precis has now ended

11 Feb, 10 | by BMJ

Please note that there will be no more posts published on the ADC Precis blog.

Nutrition in HIV

1 Dec, 08 | by Ian Wacogne

In a study of 454 Malawian children with severe malnutrition, those with HIV had a higher mortality, but those with HIV who survived had a comparible nutritional recovery with those who did not have HIV.  Here. 

Serious bacterial infection in neonates

1 Dec, 08 | by Ian Wacogne

In a retrospective review of a low risk predictor for serious bacterial infection in 449 febrile neonates over a ten year period demonstrated that it performs poorly.  Here.

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Prescribing analgesia

1 Dec, 08 | by Ian Wacogne

Use of a novel too, an analgesia wheel, improved accuracy of prescription of analgesia and anti-emetics.  Here.

Rice protein-induced enterocolitis

1 Dec, 08 | by Ian Wacogne

A 16 year retrospective survey of practice in tertiary Australian institution showed 14 children with 26 episodes of severe enterocolitis caused by rice; equivalent to the levels seen with milk.  Here.

Retrieval

1 Dec, 08 | by Ian Wacogne

The retrieval service for New South Wales present some data on their service.  Here.

Home Oxygen for Bronchiolitis

19 Nov, 08 | by Ian Wacogne

In a pilot randomised controlled trial, half of 44 children were given home oxygen to treat hypoxia in bronchiolitis, resulting in signifcantly shorter hospital stays.  Here. 

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UTI and ritual circumcision

19 Nov, 08 | by Ian Wacogne

In a series of Israeli children the timing and method of circumcision seemed to indicate a relationship between this and the development of urinary tract infection.  Here.

Outcome a year after diagnosis of type II diabetes

19 Nov, 08 | by Ian Wacogne

In a UK cohort of 73 children diagnosed with type II diabetes assessed at one year after diagnosis, there had been little change in the BMI SDS and variabiltiy in the management plan.  Here.

Developmental coordination disorder in ex-preterm children

19 Nov, 08 | by Ian Wacogne

42% of a series of 50 Austrialian children born at less than 29 weeks gestation or 1000 grams birth weight were assessed at 8 years and found to have developmental coordination disorder, compared to 8% of controls.  Here.

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