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Respiratory

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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Oxygen saturations at altitude

18 Nov, 08 | by Ian Wacogne

In a systematic review these authors suggest that at 2500 metres the 2.5th centile for normal oxygen saturation is 90%, falling to 85% at 3400 metres.  Here.

Recurrent versus spasmodic croup

8 Oct, 08 | by Ian Wacogne

In a series of sixty children with recurrent or spasmodic croup, there was no difference detected in the causitive virus when tested.  Here.

Triggers for respiratory illness in preterm infants

10 Sep, 08 | by Ian Wacogne

In a series of 114 very low birth weight infants, environmental risk factors like exposure to pets and cigarette smoke was associated with an increased risk of respiratory disease at one year.  Here.

Asthma prescribing

9 Sep, 08 | by Ian Wacogne

Using a GP database the levels of prescribing of inhaled or oral corticosteroids in children have varied markedly over a 12 year period to 2004.  Here.

Growth and adenotonsillectomy

9 Sep, 08 | by Ian Wacogne

A systematic review and meta analysis of 20 papers looking into growth and growth markers following adenotonsillectomy found that there are increases in both.  Here.

Human Bocavirus

20 Aug, 08 | by Ian Wacogne

In hospitalised Spanish children, Human Bocavirus (HBoV) – a type of parvovirus – was the second most commonly discovered viral infection after RSV, and was found in children with a variety of clinical presentations.  Here.

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Mortality from RSV

20 Aug, 08 | by Ian Wacogne

In an eight year study of mortality in a tertiary paediatric intensive care, risk of death from RSV significantly higher in those children with pre-existing morbidity, especially cardiac or respiratory.  Here.

Respiratory function in children who were preterm

18 Jun, 08 | by Ian Wacogne

In children in the epicure study, 308 children of less than 25 weeks gestational age at birth were followed up to 6 years old, and had a wide range of respiratory problems.  Here.

Asthma

30 May, 08 | by Ian Wacogne

A national audit of UK asthma admissions over a seven year period demonstrates improvements in asthma managment.  Here. 

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