G E Merwin

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Local cerebral glucose utilization was measured by the [14C]-deoxyglucose method in five near-term fetal sheep in whom bilateral ablation of the cochleae had been accomplished aseptically 5 to 8 days earlier. The tympanic membrane and ossicles were removed and all turns of each cochlea were unroofed with destruction carried to the modiolus. Mean local(More)
The purpose of this investigation was to evaluate the speech perception of a patient fitted with a multichannel processor under different electrode conditions. The subject was evaluated with the speech processor programmed with electrode arrays varying in number from one to nineteen. The results suggested that with an increased number of programmed(More)
Postlaryngectomy speech rehabilitation more frequently includes surgical-prosthetic methods since the introduction of a low morbidity tracheoesophageal puncture technique and a one-way airflow valve. This study compares speech using an artificial larynx and, in one case, esophageal speech with speech using a tracheoesophageal puncture and valve in the same(More)
Fifty-six hospitalized geriatric patients between the ages of 65 and 80 were given piracetam (Nootropil) 2400 mg/day or placebo on a double blind basis over a two month period. Every patient submitted to a battery of psychological tests before and after the two month trial. These tests included the Similarities, Vocabulary, Digit Symbol, and Block Design(More)
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