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Arch Dis Child. 2007 July; 92(7): 1.
PMCID: PMC2083804

A brief digest of the July issue

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In the July issue:


Hussain and colleagues stress the need to maintain normoglycaemia in this condition, and the challenges this brings. (pp 568–70)


Butler and Beadle look at the ethical dimensions of the manipulation of puberty in children with profound handicap. (pp 567–8)

and puberty

Toledano and Nelson examine how environmental hormone disruptors may be having an influence on male fertility. (pp 565–7)

Leading articles

Campbell and Spencer review the impacts of the European Working Time Directive on the delivery of paediatric care in the UK. (pp 573–5)

Craft reflects on the changing aspects of child protection work. (pp 571–3)

Original research

A systematic review suggests that sexual mode of transmission of genital herpes can only be suspected, rather than assumed, in pre‐pubertal children. (pp 608–13)

In a crossover trial of 32 children on overnight feeds, those given lower density, higher volume feeds went on to consume more energy dense diet. (pp 602–7)

In a cross sectional study of children with severe receptive language disorder there were expressive problems, and strong family histories. (pp 614–9)

In Northern England from 1993 to 2000 the prevalence of surgically corrected hypospadias was unchanged, despite a fall in surgically corrected cryptorchidism. (pp 576–84)


Of 225 admissions to a tertiary hospital, there was widespread inadequate immunisation history. Thirty children had missed immunisation opportunities. (pp 620–22)

This paper describes new UK standards for growth. (pp 598–601)

In 32 children with nephrotic syndrome on long term steroid therapy, 20 had a degree of adrenal suppression, which also seemed to predict relapse. (pp 585–8)

The risk of febrile convulsion is higher with influenza, adenovirus or parainfluenza than with RSV or rotavirus, in Hong Kong children. (pp 589–93)

Most children given antibiotics in general practice have a viral cause for their illness. (pp 594–7)

Short report

Mortality from SIDS continues to decline in New Zealand. (pp 625–6)

Case report

A case is presented where a child with congenital candidiasis presented with shock, but no rash, aged 22 hours. (pp 627–8)


Quality sleep enhances neurodevelopment, with important consequences for management of children. (pp 637–43)

A government program aims to improve the quality of Dutch paediatric care. (pp 633–6)

The therapeutic options for the suppression of menstruation of children with severe mental handicap are outlined. (pp 629–32)


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