Elaine Clark

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CONTEXT Persons with lower-extremity peripheral arterial disease (PAD) are often asymptomatic or have leg symptoms other than intermittent claudication (IC). OBJECTIVE To identify clinical characteristics and functional limitations associated with a broad range of leg symptoms identified among patients with PAD. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS(More)
PURPOSE To describe and evaluate the effects of motor control intervention in young children diagnosed with idiopathic toe walking. METHODS Five children received motor control intervention in a multiple-case series design using a nonconcurrent, variable baseline. Multiple gait measures were taken before and during the intervention phase. Pre- and(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the accuracy of a continuous transcutaneous CO2 (T(CCO2)) monitor, used in an intermittent rather than a continuous fashion, to obtain quick (<5 mins) CO2 readings. DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING An urban pediatric intensive care unit in a university teaching hospital. PATIENTS A convenience sample of pediatric patients with(More)
A word recognition task was designed to determine the stage in memory affected by a single 10-mg intravenous injection of diazepam and the duration of the effect. Injection in three experimental subjects produced an anterograde amnesia for the 14 to 24-minute period immediately after injection. Memory loss resulted from impaired storage, the stage during(More)
In Study 1, carefully screened elderly adults with primary degenerative dementia or major depression were compared to healthy aged control subjects on three tests of learning and memory: the Benton Visual Retention Test, Inglis Paired-Associate Learning Test, and the Fuld Object-Memory Evaluation (OME). The sharpest distinction in performance among the(More)
The philothermal response, i.e., the tendency of polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMNs) to migrate along a temperature gradient toward warmer temperatures, was evaluated in 11 patients with a clinical diagnosis of dementia of the Alzheimer type (DAT) and compared to 11 age and sex-matched mentally normal individuals. While the total number of migrating PMNs(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM The Glasgow Blatchford Score (GBS) is a validated prognostic score for patients presenting with upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding (UGIB). The score predicts the need for therapeutic intervention or death, and studies have suggested that outpatient management is safe for patients with a GBS of zero. Our aim was to assess whether we(More)
This is a report of three different support groups for caregivers of patients with senile dementia who were participating in a larger study of Alzheimer disease. One group consisted of structural, open-ended sessions while the other two were closed, time-limited groups. For this sample the most cohesive and supportive group was one which was unstructured(More)
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