492 e-Letters

published between 2005 and 2008

  • Hypocalcaemic seizures and maternal Vitamin D deficiency
    Robert J Moy

    Dear Editor,

    We note with interest the article by Ladhani et al [1] on the modes of presentation of vitamin D deficiency in a retrospective survey of 65 children aged between birth and 13 years admitted over a 5 year period to 3 London hospitals. A similar resurgence of vitamin D deficiency disease (hypocalcaemic seizures and rickets) has been reported from the West Midlands [2] primarily among Asian and...

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  • Systematic review of magnesium in asthma
    Oliver J Rackham

    Dear Editor,

    I was very interested to read the meta-analysis of the use of intravenous magnesium in asthma [1] having recently conducted a systematic review on this subject. I was pleased to see that both produced the same primary outcome of a reduction in hospitalisation with an overall number needed to treat (NNT) of four and a good safety profile. However, there were a number of differences that I was somewhat surpri...

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