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A clinical and pathological study was made of 40 patients with intestinal obstruction due to far-advanced abdominal and/or pelvic malignant disease. Surgical intervention was feasible in only 2 cases. The remaining 38 patients were managed medically without intravenous fluids and nasogastric suction. Obstructive symptoms such as intestinal colic, vomiting,(More)
The effects of ageing on autonomic nervous responses have been investigated in 29 young adults, 64 healthy elderly in the age range 66 to 86 years, and 20 elderly in-patients with hypothermia, instability of bladder function or marked orthostatic hypotension. In the healthy elderly group, the beat-to-beat variation in response to postural change was(More)
STUDY DESIGN Prospective, longitudinal, observational cohort. OBJECTIVES Primary aims were to determine (1) baseline prevalence of directional preference (DP) or no directional preference (no-DP) observed for patients with low back pain whose symptoms centralized (CEN), did not centralize (non-CEN), or could not be classified (NC), and (2) to determine if(More)
This paper describes an approach to teaching college level computer programming with particular reference to off campus students at the Capricornia Institute of Advanced Education (C.I.A.E.). It outlines the methods which are adopted to present the course to students studying at very great distances from the campus. Also the difficulties associated with(More)
Premenopausal patients undergoing surgery for breast cancer were prospectively studied. Data regarding menstrual history, pathological parameters and hormone receptor status were collected. Serum oestradiol, prolactin and progesterone levels, tumour epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) levels, tumour epidermal growth factor (EGF) levels and flow(More)
OBJECTIVES Aims were (1) to determine the proportion of patients with lumbar impairments who could be classified at intake by McKenzie syndromes (McK) and pain pattern classification (PPCs) using Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) assessment methods, manipulation, and stabilization clinical prediction rules (CPRs) and (2) for each Man CPR or Stab CPR(More)
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective cohort. OBJECTIVES In subjects with neck pain, the present study aimed (1) to describe the prevalence of centralization (CEN), noncentralization (non-CEN), directional preference (DP), and no directional preference (no DP); (2) to determine if age, sex, fear-avoidance beliefs about physical activity, number of comorbid(More)