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OBJECTIVES To retrospectively establish the nature and frequency of Axis I psychiatric disorders pre- and post-TBI. PARTICIPANTS One hundred participants who were 0.5 to 5.5 years post mild to severe TBI and 87 informants, each evaluated at a single time point. MAIN MEASURE The Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV Disorders (SCID-I). RESULTS(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the quality and accuracy of manual office blood pressure and automated office blood pressure using the awake ambulatory blood pressure as a gold standard. DESIGN Multi-site cluster randomised controlled trial. SETTING Primary care practices in five cities in eastern Canada. PARTICIPANTS 555 patients with systolic hypertension and(More)
Due to the possibility that bacteria could be involved in the clearance of paralytic shellfish toxins (PST) from bivalve molluscs, investigations into which, if any, bacteria were able to grow at the expense of PST focused on several common shellfish species. These species were blue mussels, oysters, razor fish, cockles, and queen and king scallops.(More)
Person-centred, safe and effective care is at the heart of the fundamentals of caring. However, there are many challenges to achieving this reliably and consistently. This article describes one nursing team's experience of implementing 'care and comfort' rounds, which has led to proactive rather than reactive nursing care delivery. The number of patient(More)
Acacia senegal, a leguminous dryland tree, is economically and ecologically important to sub-Saharan Africa. Water-use efficiency (WUE) and biological nitrogen fixation (BNF) are fundamental to plant productivity and survival. We quantify provenance differences in WUE, BNF, photosynthesis, biomass and gum arabic production from A. senegal assessing genetic(More)