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The development of a new scale, the Somatic Amplification Rating Scale (SARS), for the quantification of exaggerated (nonorganic) motor, sensory, and pain responses occurring during a standardized physical examination is described. This 13-item scale, partially based on a measure of nonorganic physical signs developed by Waddell et al, was administered to… (More)
Recently, the Balans chair has been introduced with claims that, because of its semi-kneeling position, individuals will experience decreased low-back pain (LBP) as well as improvement in circulation. This study investigated the validity of these claims. Twenty healthy subjects were randomly assigned to one of two groups. Group 1 subjects sat in the Balans… (More)
Unequal pupil size following anaesthesia is an unsettling finding, suggestive of acute, perioperative intracranial pathology. We report here an unusual cause of anisocoria after anaesthesia: unintended entrance of phenylephrine nasal vasoconstrictor solution into the eye.