Bradley N Plummer

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Adolescents who were psychiatrically hospitalized (N = 105) were classified as sexually abused, physically abused, both sexually and physically abused, or not abused, and studied to determine the prevalence of suicidal behavior and psychiatric disorders. Self-reports of hopelessness, depression, coping, and self-concept were also examined. No difference in(More)
Adolescents seen in a general hospital emergency department or psychiatrically hospitalized were followed up at one month and three months following a suicide attempt. Findings included substantial drop-out rates for psychotherapy and high rates of repeated suicide attempts by three months. Implications for disposition planning and care of such adolescents(More)
Abnormalities in calcium handling have been implicated as a significant source of electrical instability in heart failure (HF). While these abnormalities have been investigated extensively in isolated myocytes, how they manifest at the tissue level and trigger arrhythmias is not clear. We hypothesize that in HF, triggered activity (TA) is due to spontaneous(More)
Triggered arrhythmias due to spontaneous cytoplasmic calcium oscillations occur in a variety of disease conditions; however, their cellular mechanisms in tissue are not clear. We hypothesize that spontaneous calcium oscillations in the whole heart are due to calcium release from the sarcoplasmic reticulum and are facilitated by calcium diffusion through gap(More)
The effects of admission status, prior abuse, and the frequency and duration of both physical and sexual abuse on measures of suicidality for a sample of 117 hospitalized adolescents were investigated. Having been abused was found to have a significant association with the number of previous suicide attempts and to interact with the variable of admission(More)
This study determined whether manipulations to walking path configuration influenced six-minute walk test (6MWT) outcomes and assessed how gait variability changes over the duration of the 6MWT in different walking path configurations. Healthy older (ODR) and younger (YNG) (n=24) adults completed familiarisation trials and five randomly ordered experimental(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to explore both the personality characteristics and the symptoms of personality disorder of adolescent suicide attempters, as well as the relationship between personality variables and hopelessness in this population. METHOD Two sample populations were used in this study. First, 102 adolescent suicide attempters(More)
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