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Study of performance on a novel paediatric examination to investigate disparity between what undergraduate medical students are taught and what is felt to be essential knowledge in the postgraduate paediatric domain?

Patrick McCrossan, Alf Nicholson, Dara O'Donoghue, Naomi McCallion,

<h4>Background: </h4> It is recognised that newly qualified doctors feel unprepared in many areas of their daily practice and that there is a gap between what students learn during medical school and their clinical responsibilities early in their postgraduate career. This study aimed to assess if undergraduate students and junior ... Read more >>

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Accelerating diagnosis for childhood brain tumours: an analysis of the HeadSmart UK population data.

Dhurgshaarna Shanmugavadivel, Jo-Fen Liu, Laura Murphy, Sophie Wilne, David Walker, ,

BACKGROUND:HeadSmart, a public and professional awareness campaign, was launched to enhance awareness of brain tumour symptomatology identified in the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence-accredited guideline. Quality improvement data showed a reduction in diagnostic interval nationally. To reach the government target of ... Read more >>

Arch Dis Child (Archives of disease in childhood)
[2020, 105(4):355-362]

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As Few Pediatricians as Possible and as Many Pediatricians as Necessary?

Jochen Ehrich, Laila Burla, Angel Carrasco Sanz, Ellen Crushell, Fügen Cullu, Jana Fruth, Andreas Gerber-Grote, Hilary Hoey, Karoly Illy, Jan Janda, Danielle Jansen, Reinhold Kerbl, Julije Mestrovic, Aida Mujkic, Leyla Namazova-Baranova, Alf Nicholson, Massimo Pettoello-Mantovani, Vladimir Pilossoff, Sergey Sargsyans, Eli Somekh, Mario Trošelj, Mehmet Vural, Andreas Werner,

J Pediatr (The Journal of pediatrics)
[2018, 202:338-339.e1]

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QOL-38. WILL ELECTRONIC INTEGRATED TEXT, VISUAL AND AUDIO QUESTIONNAIRE BE A BETTER TOOL TO EVALUATE THE HEALTH STATUS OF PAEDIATRIC HYDROCEPHALUS PATIENTS?

Alf Nicholson, John Caird, Joy Tan,

AbstractBACKGROUNDThe Electronic Integrated Text, Visual and Audio Questionnaire (EITVAQ) was designed towards developing a disease-specific tool to measure child health status from a child’s perspective. EITVAQ’s outcome is anticipated to be positive, introducing a child-friendly health measurement tool.METHODSThis was a prospective crossover pilot study that compared EITVAQ to a printed ... Read more >>

Neuro Oncol (Neuro-oncology)
[2018, 20(Suppl 2):i165-i165]

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Towards a more positive view of healthcare in Ireland.

Alf Nicholson,

Ireland has a population of just over one million children, the highest birth rate in the European Union, significant income inequalities and an increasing non-national population. Our under five mortality figures have shown a steady decline to 3.6 per 1000 and are amongst the best in the world. Examples of ... Read more >>

Ir J Med Sci (Irish journal of medical science)
[2019, 188(1):35-41]

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The association between infantile postural asymmetry and unsettled behaviour in babies.

Julie Ellwood, Michael Ford, Alf Nicholson,

Unsettled infant behaviour is a common problem of infancy without known aetiology or clearly effective management. Some manual therapists propose that musculoskeletal dysfunction contributes to unsettled infant behaviour, yet reported improvement following treatment is anecdotal. The infantile postural asymmetry measurement scale is a tool which measures infantile asymmetry, a form ... Read more >>

Eur J Pediatr (European journal of pediatrics)
[2017, 176(12):1645-1652]

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Child Health Care in Ireland.

Anthony Staines, Kevin P Balanda, Steve Barron, Yvonne Corcoran, Lorraine Fahy, Louise Gallagher, Tessa Greally, Jean Kilroe, Caroline Mason Mohan, Anne Matthews, Elyce McGovern, Alf Nicholson, Anne O'Farrell, Roy K Philip, Helen Whelton,

The Irish health care system is based on a complex and costly mix of private, statutory, and voluntary provisions. The majority of health care expenditure comes from the state, with a significant proportion of acute hospital care funded from private insurance, but there are relatively high out-of-pocket costs for most service ... Read more >>

J Pediatr (The Journal of pediatrics)
[2016, 177S:S87-S106]

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Age determination in asylum seekers: physicians should not be implicated.

Pieter J J Sauer, Alf Nicholson, David Neubauer, ,

Eur J Pediatr (European journal of pediatrics)
[2016, 175(3):299-303]

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Paediatric primary care in Europe: variation between countries.

Diego van Esso, Stefano del Torso, Adamos Hadjipanayis, Armand Biver, Elke Jaeger-Roman, Bjorn Wettergren, Alf Nicholson, ,

<h4>Background</h4>Although it is known that differences in paediatric primary care (PPC) are found throughout Europe, little information exists as to where, how and who delivers this care. The aim of this study was to collect information on the current existing situation of PPC in Europe.<h4>Methods</h4>A survey, in the form of ... Read more >>

Arch Dis Child (Archives of disease in childhood)
[2010, 95(10):791-795]

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