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The unaffected upper extremity of chronic stroke patients was restrained in a sling during waking hours for 14 days; on ten of those days, these patients were given six hours of practice in using the impaired upper extremity. An attention-comparison group received several procedures designed to focus attention on use of the impaired upper extremity. The(More)
The Disability Rating Scale (DRS) and the Levels of Cognitive Functioning Scale (LCFS) are both widely used to monitor recovery from head injury, despite the total lack of published research on the reliability and validity of the LCFS, and the fragmented and incomplete reports on these characteristics of the DRS. Forty head-injured inpatients were evaluated(More)
The relationship between persistent pain in spinal cord injury and medical-descriptive, demographic, psychological and familial-social data was studied. Multiple linear regression and discriminant analysis were used to predict (1) presence or absence of pain; (2) severity of pain; (3) time post-injury onset of pain; (4) whether or not pain interfered with(More)
Review of the chronic pain literature reveals that there have been few systematic attempts to devise rating scales which reliably and/or validly quantify pain behavior. The UAB Pain Behavior Scale was designed so that it could be administered rapidly by a variety of pain team personnel without sacrificing interrater reliability. The scale is described along(More)
The principle in electromyography that positive sharp waves (PSW) and fibrillation potentials (FP) are pathognomonic of lower motor neuron (LMN) pathology is challenged by recent reports that the same potentials are observed in upper motor neuron (UMN) lesions. We have also observed positive sharp waves and fibrillation potentials in patients with UMN(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate whether repeated measurement of access blood flow (Qac) using the ultrasound dilution technique could predict access failure in patients on hemodialysis. One hundred thirty-one patients were evaluated at intervals of 8 weeks for a period of 6 months. The incidence of thrombosis was determined within each study period.(More)