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)
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)
These cases were all patients in the Royal Infirmary, and I wish to thank the physicians under whose care they were for permission to publish these notes.
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)
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)
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)
This very uncommon case is probably one of leontiasis ossea of the diffuse variety. Ziegler1 calls it "partial gigantism," which "affects the bones of the cranial vault as well as those of the face. The overgrowth is sometimes uniform, at other times irregular.. .. Virchow has termed the condition leontiasis ossea." The aetiology of this disease is obscure.… (More)