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1.  Telemedicine in Canada. 
PMCID: PMC1879771  PMID: 890636
2.  Three-day clotrimazole treatment in candidal vulvovaginitis. 
The accepted modern practice is to treat each sexually transmitted disease with the shortest possible course of treatment consistent with success. In candidal vulvovaginitis, six days is the minimum period that has so far been found to be successful, but we report here a further reduction to three days. Patients were given two clotrimazole pessaries nightly for three consecutive nights; the overall success rate was 89-4% one month after treatment. This compares favourably with the 93% cure rate reported with the six-day course of clotrimazole. With both the long and short courses, patients having their first attack of genital candidosis responded better than those with a history of previous infection. Short courses of clotrimazole treatment are particularly valuable in dealing with uncooperative women who stop treatment at the earliest possible moment. Clinical and laboratory diagnostic pitfalls and their possible influence upon the therapeutic outcome are also discussed.
PMCID: PMC1045369  PMID: 870143
3.  Predicting child abuse: signs of bonding failure in the maternity hospital. 
British Medical Journal  1977;1(6061):624-626.
Fifty children referred to the Park Hospital because of actual or threatened abuse were compared with 50 controls born at the same maternity hospital. Five factors were significantly more common in the abused group than among their controls: (a) mother aged under 20 at birth of first child, (b) evidence of emotional disturbance, (c) referral of family to hospital social worker, (d) baby's admission to special care baby unit, (e) recorded concern over the mother's ability to care for child. Thirty-five of the abused group had two or more of these factors compared with only five of the control group. As these data were collected from information recorded routinely at the maternity hospital, it is possible to identify most abusing families when the child is born. Such identification must lead to a comprehensive assessment of each case followed by constructive preventive action.
PMCID: PMC1605277  PMID: 321078

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