153 e-Letters

published between 2012 and 2015

  • Abidec contains peanut oil - but so what?
    Benjamin Jacobs

    Indeed Peanut Oil is not a well known ingredient of Abidec drops, but on what basis can the authors say this is "clinically vital information"? Have there been any reports of allergy to Abidec drops?

    Abidec drops are regularly given to British babies. The introduction of a small amount of peanut oil at that age may induce tolerance and result in LESS allergy.

    Abidec has other advantages over "nut-free"...

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  • Please correct me if I am wrong ...
    Stephen P Williams

    I'm a busy paediatrician and commonly commit the sin of reading an article's conclusions and ignoring the data presented. In that context I was amazed to see the dissonance between the conclusions of both the editorial and the paper "Systemic review of studies comparing combined treatment with paracetamol and ibuprofen, with either drug alone" with the actual data presented. The conclusions of both seem to have been clear...

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  • A study gone too far?
    Steven C. Gabaeff, MD, FAAEM, FACEP

    Dear Authors,

    Thank you for shedding light on the issue of cough and the improbability of cough in the context of pertussis as seemingly unlikely to produce RH. That aspect of your study is quite convincing.

    While your prospective study provides valid information, it does not qualify as a jumping off point to conclude that maltreatment is involved in 75% of RH that are seen. You have relied on a retros...

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