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PURPOSE This article explores the rationale for choosing the instruments included within the UK Rehabilitation Outcomes Collaborative (UKROC) data set. Using one specialist neuro-rehabilitation unit as an exemplar service, it describes an approach to engaging the hearts and minds of clinicians in recording the data. KEY MESSAGES AND IMPLICATIONS Measures… (More)
This article describes the setup of brain injury rehabilitation services in the United Kingdom within the context of the National Health Service. The rehabilitation services are broadly divided into local general rehabilitation services, specialist district rehabilitation services, and complex specialized rehabilitation services. The Department of Health… (More)
PURPOSE To examine the construct validity and inter-rater reliability of the Neurological Impairment Scale (NIS) and compare ratings by medical and multidisciplinary teams in a mixed neurorehabilitation sample. To assess its concurrent and predictive validity as a predictor of outcome and functional gains during inpatient rehabilitation. METHODS The NIS… (More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate serial application of the Wessex Head Injury Matrix (WHIM) in diagnosis of prolonged disorders of consciousness (PDOC). Specifically, to determine whether the trajectory of change predicts outcome status, and whether the current hierarchical order of WHIM items is correct for this context. DESIGN Analysis of prospectively gathered… (More)
—In this paper we compare several Python tools for automatic differentiation. In order to assess the difference in performance and precision, the problem of finding the optimal geometrical structure of the cluster with identical atoms is used as follows. First, we compare performance of calculating gradients for the objective function. We showed that the… (More)
Data are presented on serum and red cell polymorphisms in five ethnic groups in Burma, the Chin, Naga, Kachin, Shan and Kayah. Gene frequencies are discussed in relation to the present geographical locations of the groups and their probable history of migration.
Contrary to earlier reports from Asia, trisomy 21 is common in Burma and other chromosome abnormalities are found. A variety of dominant, recessive and X-linked genetic disorders occur. Twins are found in 1% of births and MZ and DZ twins are equally common. Thalassaemia and meningomyelocele are relatively common while congenital dislocation of the hip and… (More)