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Letters on the following papers have been published recently as rapid responses on theADC website. To read these letters visit www.archdischild.com and click on “Read rapid responses”:

Lung deposition of aerosol: a comparison of different spacers. HJ Zar, EG Weinberg, H J Binns, et al. Arch Dis Child2000;82:495–8.

Paracetamol overdosage. J Whittle, B McGucken. Arch Dis Child 2000;82:428.

Deliberate sulphonylurea poisoning mimicking hyperinsulinaemia of infancy. L Owen, M Ellis, J Shield. Arch Dis Child2000;82:392–3.

Risk assessment of renal cortical scarring with urinary tract infection by clinical features and ultrasonography. MT Christian, JH McColl, JR MacKenzie, et al. Arch Dis Child2000;82:376–80.

Anthropometric indices of failure to thrive. P Raynor, MCJ Rudolf.Arch Dis Child2000;82:364–5.

Sputum induction for the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis in infants and young children in an urban setting in South Africa. H J Zar, E Tannenbaum, P Apolles, et al. Arch Dis Child2000;82:305–8.

Dipstick examination for urinary tract infections. S Thayyil-Sudhan, S Gupta. Arch Dis Child2000;82:266.

Effect of prone sleeping on circulatory control in infants. A Chong, N Murphy, T Matthews. Arch Dis Child2000;82:253–6.

Fits, pyridoxine, and hyperprolinaemia type II. V Walker, GA Mills, SA Peters,et al. Arch Dis Child2000;82:236–7.

Proteus syndrome and immunodeficiency. D Hodge, SA Misbah, RF Mueller,et al. Arch Dis Child2000;82:234–5.

Is routine growth monitoring effective? A systematic review of trials. P Garner, R Panpanich, S Logan, et al. Arch Dis Child2000;82:197–201.

Is the Children Act failing severely abused and neglected children? N Speight, J Wynne. Arch Dis Child2000;82:192–6.

Guidelines for the ethical conduct of medical research involving children. Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health: Ethics Advisory Committee and Professor Sir David Hull. Arch Dis Child 2000;82:177–82.

Sedation of children for magnetic resonance imaging. GR Lawson, RJ Bray.Arch Dis Child2000;82:150–3.

MMR vaccine and allergy. R Lakshman, A Finn. Arch Dis Child 2000;82:93–5.

School based screening for hypothyroidism in Down's syndrome by dried blood spot TSH measurement. SE Noble, K Leyland, CA Findlay,et al. Arch Dis Child 2000;82:27–31.

Dietary products used in infants for treatment and prevention of food allergy. Joint statement of the European Society for Paediatric Allergology and Clinical Immunology (ESPACI) Committee on Hypoallergenic Formulas and the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) Committee on Nutrition. A Host, B Koletzko, S Dreborg, et al. Arch Dis Child 1999;81:80–4.

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