Frances C Wilson

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A regional survey of Consultant level Neurology, Neurosurgical and Rehabilitation staff identified a retrospective estimate of patients in vegetative or minimally responsive states from their own clinical caseloads (October 1995--97). 35 patients were identified; the majority of whom were not currently placed in specialist brain injury facilities following(More)
Assessment of vegetative (VS) and minimally conscious state (MCS) patients presents clinicians with inherent difficulties (Royal College of Physicians, 2003) in terms of the reliable detection of potential signs of awareness given that all current assessment tools rely on observed behaviour. Recently developed measures such as SMART (Gill-Thwaites & Munday,(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyse the functional outcomes of adults following acquired brain injury attending an intensive outpatient neuro-rehabilitation programme relative to a comprehensive TBI day programme service in the United States. METHOD DESIGN Retrospective audit of all admissions over a two-year period (2001-2003) to an outpatient neuro-rehabilitation(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate if errorless learning applied by carer(s) in an everyday setting can reduce the frequency of everyday memory problems following severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). RESEARCH DESIGN Multiple baseline single case experimental design. METHODS AND PROCEDURES A patient with severe memory impairment, six years post TBI was recruited(More)
Over 16 years, Wilson [31] saw and assessed 567 patients, 18 (3.2%) had a primary diagnosis of cerebral hypoxia. The present patient survey includes all referrals for assessment, management/advice and neuropsychological rehabilitation to a part-time clinical neuropsychology service, who were seen by the first author over a five year period (October(More)
Consensus guidelines defining minimally conscious state (MCS) have been available for some years. However, to date, few measures have been developed that are particularly suited to monitoring MCS patients and there are limited clinical outcome data. The objective of the study was to determine the value of serial repeated assessments using the Wessex Head(More)
OBJECTIVE To review the nutritional requirements of all new inpatient brain injury admissions presenting with Paroxysmal Sympathetic Hyperactivity (PSH) in the rehabilitation setting. METHODS RABIU is a 25-bed Regional facility in Northern Ireland which opened in 2006. All records of patients with a single episode non-progressive acquired brain injury(More)
BACKGROUND There is limited evidence to support pharmacological interventions for post-brain injury agitation and aggression. CASE REPORT The case of Patient A, a man with severe agitation and aggression post-brain injury, highlights the successful use of sodium valproate, in the maintenance of community living, which had been threatened by the breakdown(More)
Preface The international system has witnessed dramatic changes in the recent past. Developments around the globe and at home challenge us to rethink the role of the United States in the international community. What is our nation's place in this increasingly complex global picture? What can we do to nurture and preserve international security and world(More)