34 e-Letters

published between 2005 and 2008

  • A useful concept for the developing countries
    Vijayashankara. Nanjegowda

    Dear Editor

    The guidelines regarding the milk banks may not be applicable for the developing countries, because these countries can not afford to have milk banks due to its cost. But the very fact the viruses particularly human immunodefiency virus can be inactivated by pasteurisation method is notable. The dilemma of advising breast milk feeding to the infants born to the HIV positive mothers in the developing cou...

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  • Pasteurisation
    David Colgate

    Dear Editor,

    I am a corporate member of UKAMB and consider issue three of the Guidelines to be an excellent reference.

    However, to minimise the risks after feed preparation the thermal treatment (Pasteurisation)requirements should not only mirror issue two published by RCPCH but also include the following amplification of treatment, based on work by the late Prof J David Baum.

    The Pasteurisati...

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  • More evidence is needed in the antibiotic treatment of Pseudomonas aeruginosa colonisation
    Federico Marchetti

    Dear Editor,

    In presenting various therapeutic approaches for the management of Cystic Fibrosis (CF), Smyth RL primarily considers evidence obtained from The Cochrane Library as either systematic reviews of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) or RCTs .[1] The antibiotic treatment of Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PA) when first isolated, is still an open question. When discussing this aspect, Smyth RL considers only the...

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  • Lessons from an unsuccessful local attempt to tackle childhood overweight and obesity
    Nicola Haisman

    Dear Editor,

    Whilst we greatly enjoyed Mary C J Rudolph’s “Best Practice” article on “The Obese Child” [1], we cannot agree with her conclusion that obesity fulfils most of the criteria for a condition that justifies screening. Our own local experience in Solihull, West Midlands, might illustrate this point.

    Using a grant from the Children’s Fund, (www.cypu.gov.uk/corporate/childrenstrust/index,cfm)...

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