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OBJECTIVE To assess the relative effectiveness of videotape feedback and lecture methods for teaching alcohol brief intervention skills. DESIGN In a controlled trial, two student blocks received a manual, lecture and demonstration about the principles and practice of brief alcohol intervention. In addition, experimental students made a 20-min videotape(More)
The results of cadaveric renal transplantation in one centre over 12 years are reviewed. One hundred and sixty-eight grafts have been performed in 147 recipients. At one year after transplantation, patient survival rate was 86%, and graft survival rate was 63%. Analysis of factors influencing graft survival show that the age of recipients, the lack of blood(More)
OBJECTIVE To review retrospectively the Perth experience of autotransplantation for loin pain haematuria syndrome and identify possible factors associated with its failure. PATIENTS AND METHODS The medical records of 11 women patients (median age 42 years, range 29-48) who had 12 autotransplantations were reviewed. All patients were then interviewed and(More)
We report on the intraurethral insertion of the Memokath in 24 patients (26 stents) to combat detrusor-sphincter dyssynergia developing after spinal cord injury. Most patients have high tetraplegia for whom self-catheterisation is very difficult, if not impossible. Our results have been disappointing in that 19 stents have had to be removed, mainly because(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the safety and efficacy of intra-ureteric capsaicin for loin pain haematuria syndrome (LPHS). PATIENTS AND METHODS In an open prospective pilot study, four middle-aged patients (three women and one man) with LPHS resistant to therapies such as splanchnic nerve block, psychological treatment or renal autotransplantation (one) were(More)
There have been few attempts to study systematically researchers' views about priorities for addiction research. This mail/telephone survey of 101 Australian researchers achieved a 90% response rate. Respondents believed there should be a 50/50 split between the agency-directed and researcher-initiated methods of funding allocation. The top four drugs in(More)
John Sample obtained a total raw score of 35 out of 40 possible points on the Watson Glaser™ II, Form D. John Sample's score was better than or equal to 90% of the individuals in the norm group indicated above. In comparison with peers from this group, John Sample is likely to be highly skilled and consistent in applying the critical thinking necessary for(More)