Are children with middle ear disease at increased risk of behavioural problems? Arch Dis Child 1999;80:28-35.
Critical Care Medicine
In patients without motor response three days after hypoxic stroke, what is the probability of a good neurologic recovery (cerebral performance category[CPC] 1 or 2)? Edgren E, Hedstrand U, Sutton-Tyrell K, Safar P, and BRCTI study group. Assessment of neurological prognosis in comatose survivors of cardiac arrest. Lancet 1994;343:1055-59.
Gastroenterology and Hepatology
In a patient with newly diagnosed Crohn's disease what are the chances of dying prematurely? Loftus EV, Silverstein MD, Sandborn WJ, et al. Crohn's Disease in Olmstead County Minnesota, 1940-1993: Incidence, Prevalence, and Survival. Gastroenterology 1998;114:1161-1168.
What is the risk of recurrence of ureteric calculus after a single episode in a middle aged male? Kamihira O, et al. Long-term stone recurrence rate after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy. J Urol 1996 Oct;156(4):1267-71.
In patients admitted as an emergency with complications of diverticular disease, what is the risk of a second emergency admission for further complications? Farmakis N et al. The 5-year history of complicated diverticular disease. Br J Surg 1994;81:733-5.
In patients with a history of stroke, what is the risk of seizure within the first year? Burn J, Dennis M, Bamford J et al. Epileptic seizures after a first stroke: the Oxfordshire community stroke project. BMJ 1997;315:1582-7.
In a patient with first episode functional psychosis, what is the likelihood of remaining free from relapse in the long term? Wiersma, D, Nienhuis, FJ, Slooff, C.J. and Giel R. Natural course of schizophrenic disorders: a 15-year follow-up of a Dutch incidence cohort. Schizophr.Bull. 24 (1):75-85, 1998.
In a preterm infant who is expected to survive with posthemorrhage ventriculomegaly, what is the risk of future neurological disability? Aziz K., Vickar D.B., Sauve R.S., et al. Province-Based Study of Neurologic Disability of Children Weighing 500 Through 1249 Grams at Birth in Relation to Neonatal Cerebral Ultrasound Findings. Pediatrics 1995; 95: 837-844.
In healthy women who have had a miscarriage, what is the usual grieving process and are any factors associated with longer than normal grieving? Janssen HG, Cuisinier MC, de Graauw KP, Hoogduin KA. A prospective study of risk factors predicting grief intensity following pregnancy loss. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1997;54:56-61.
In people who have had an open surgical repair to the anterior cruciate ligament, what are the chances of returning to strenuous sport? Andersson C, Gillquist J. Treatment of acute isolated and combined ruptures of the anterior cruciate ligament. Am J Sport Med 1992;20:7-12.