eLetters

326 e-Letters

published between 2007 and 2010

  • Cranial Ultrasound As Non-Invasive Diagnostic Technique In The Diagnosis Of The Subdural Haemorrhage
    Ahmet Sert

    Dear Editor,

    Cranial Ultrasound As Non-Invasive Diagnostic Technique In The Diagnosis Of The Subdural Haemorrhages I read with interest the original article entitled “Neuroradiological aspects of subdural haemorrhages” in the Arch Dis Child 2005;90:947–95. Datta et al. undertook a retrospective analysis of 74 patients under the age of 2 years with subdural haemorrhage or subdural effusion diagnosed between 1992 and...

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  • Teaching Medical Students to Examine Children: Different Not Difficult
    J E Mcdonagh

    Dear Editor,

    In 2003, the Royal College of Paediatrics recommended “training in adolescent health should be mandatory for undergraduates…”. Although the recent article “Teaching medical students to examine children” briefly acknowledged the challenges undergraduates face when examining adolescents, the authors sadly did not take the opportunity to emphasise the importance of such training. Rather, the authors sugg...

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  • Behaviour modification and swaddling as interventions to improve sleep: a link with obesity?
    Bregje E. van Sleuwen

    Dear Editor,

    Taheri’s article: “The link between short sleep duration and obesity: we should recommend more sleep to prevent obesity” shows an association between less sleep and obesity not only in adults, but also in young children (1). Short sleep duration at age 30 months predicts obesity at 7 years. Taheri postulates that sleep loss at this young age may alter the hypothalamic regulation of appetite and energy e...

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  • Febrile neutropenia : transition towards a risk-directed approach
    P Anoop

    Dear Editor,

    Phillips et al have appropriately brought to light the lack of consistency in treatment of chemotherapy induced febrile neutropenia in children.(1) We agree with the authors that formulation of a national guideline will help to simplify and streamline the approach to this common problem in paediatric oncology.

    The authors have suggested that it may be possible to treat some children with anti...

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  • Coeliac disease: Crossing racial boundaries
    Anurag Saxena

    Dear Editor,

    We read with interest, the paper from Cardiff by Ravi Kumara et al (1) on the presentation of Paediatric coeliac disease.

    We did a similar retrospective study in the Wolverhampton region in midlands, looking at children diagnosed with coeliac disease from 1992 - 2005. The total number of children diagnosed was 25. (4 children diagnosed from 1992-1998 and 21 from 1999-2005).The ratio of boys to g...

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  • Reply to : More blood tests in paracetamol overdose?
    Subramanian BK Mahadevan

    Dear Editor,

    We welcome your interest in our paper(1) and in general agree with your comments. However, in our paper we wanted to emphasise the actions, which needed to be considered in the most severe cases.

    We agree that it is accepted practice not to perform further blood tests for those with paracetamol level below the treatment line at 4 hours post overdose and an overdose <150 mg/kg. However, t...

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