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Meningococcal vaccine

19 Nov, 08 | by Ian Wacogne

A phase two trial into a meningococcal B vaccine in New Zealand suggested good immunogenicity.  Here.

Risks of solid feeds under six months

18 Nov, 08 | by Ian Wacogne

In the millenium cohort of 15,980 children there was no increased risk of hospitalisation with diarrhoea or respiratory infection for children who started solids under six months.  Here.

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Prematurity and atopic dermatitis

18 Nov, 08 | by Ian Wacogne

In a prospective study of 512 Norwegian children, there was no difference between preterm and term children in respect to the prevalence of atopic dermatitis at two years old.  Here.

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.

Community diagnosis of TB

18 Nov, 08 | by Ian Wacogne

In the context of a clinical trial for a TB vaccine in South Africa, during contact tracing a single induced sputum had a similar level of diagnostic yield to a single gastric lavage, but with relatively low overlap.  Here.

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Severe food intolerance and food challenges

18 Nov, 08 | by Ian Wacogne

In a series of children with severe food intolerance causing enterocolitis these authors have determined that a food challenge is helpful at 6 to 8 months in children with soy intolerance, and over 12 months in cow’s milk protein intolerance.  Here.

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Eczema and food introduction

8 Oct, 08 | by Ian Wacogne

In a questionaire study of a cohort of 4921 Swedish children, a fifth reported eczema by one year, with reduced risk associated with early introduction of fish into the diet and having a bird in the house.  Here.

Early warning systems

8 Oct, 08 | by Ian Wacogne

A Cardiff and Vale early warning system to detect deterioration in children was sensitive but not specific when prospectively used on data from 1000 patients.  Here.

Missing BMI results

8 Oct, 08 | by Ian Wacogne

The 10% of 6131 Portugese adolescents who did not supply height or weight data in a health and lifestyle questionaire had poorer health, self image and social networks than their peers.  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.

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