Elizabeth Stack

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PURPOSE To explore differences in cognitive-motor interference between people with stroke and controls when performing functional tasks and to compare dual task performance of stroke fallers and non-fallers. METHOD Thirty-six people with stroke (mean age 66.5, SD 11.8, mean time since onset 16 months, range 7 - 56) and 24 controls (mean age 62.3, SD(More)
The effects of lanthanum and gadolinium on currents evoked by excitatory amino acids were studied in cultured rat hippocampal and cortical neurons, in freshly dissociated dorsal root ganglion neurons, and in human embryonic kidney 293 cells expressing the GluR6 kainate receptor subunit. In all of these cells, currents mediated by kainate-preferring(More)
OBJECTIVES To (1) identify and monitor changes in deficits of attention and balance in the subacute stage following stroke, (2) investigate fall events, (3) explore relationships between deficits of attention, balance and falling post stroke. DESIGN A prospective observational study. SETTING Hospitalized patients with stroke were recruited from a(More)
Turning round is a routine everyday activity that can often lead to instability. The purpose of this study was to investigate abnormalities of turning among people with Parkinson's disease (PwPD) through the measurement of sequence of body segments and latency response. Participants were asked to turn 180° and whole-body movements were recorded using(More)
Since its introduction by Gersuny, there has been much written on the injection of paraffin for cosmetic and other purposes, and a good deal of discussion as to what melting-point at which the wax is best used. Many operators still advocate a wax which requires to be heated before it is injected. This is a troublesome method, as the wax cools so quickly(More)
Patient trust: predicting university students' trust in their physicians and the health care system" (2012). Wayne State University Theses. Paper 166. ii ACKNOWLEDGMENTS I would like to thank my advisor Dr. Janet Hankin, for her guidance in my ongoing development as a sociologist and researcher. Her dedication to her students is remarkable, and she has been(More)
In any hospital there are always on the medical side a number of minor operations, if, indeed, they should be dignified by the name of operations at all. There is, for instance, the use of the exploring needle in a chest, pericardium or pleura, in the abdomen, in a joint, or a swelling, and in the spinal canal; further, in some of these cases an aspirator(More)