Aphasic stroke patients were randomly allocated to either a speech therapy group receiving treatment twice a week for 24 weeks or a no-treatment control group. Patients in both groups improved and there were no significant differences in language recovery between the 104 patients allocated to the treatment group and the 87 allocated to the no-treatment… (More)
The study investigates the effect of speech therapy on the mood of aphasic stroke patients and their spouses. Patients were randomly allocated to receive speech therapy for 24 weeks starting at 10 weeks post stroke. Patient's mood was measured by means of simple rating scales and an adjective checklist. The mood of relatives was measured by The Goldberg… (More)
The palmomental reflex, an involuntary contraction of the mentalis muscle of the chin caused by stimulation of the thenar eminence, can be tested easily and rapidly. Its presence may alert the clinician to the possibility of cerebral pathology. However, the reflex is often present in normal people and may be absent in disease states. Testing merely for the… (More)
A locally built Modula-2 compiler has been used for number of years in our School. The messages that are emitted from the compiler when run by first and final year students have been logged. Over the last two years we have been improving the usefulness of these messages. This paper presents an analysis of these results.
This paper reports on the status of the GNU Modula-2 front end to GCC and the extensions made to Modula-2 and gdb to ease its potential integration into the main GCC source tree. GNU Modula-2 (gm2) is maturing into a reliable tool and it now builds and passes its regression tests on the following platforms: x86, Opteron, Athlon 64, Alpha, Itanium processors… (More)
We conducted a prospective observational cohort study of 83 elderly patients (aged 75 and above) being treated with palliative radiotherapy for lung cancer, with a comparison group of 49 younger patients (aged 65 and under). Psychological distress and concerns were measured before and after treatment using the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS)… (More)
This paper reports on performance results gained while modelling an embedded system, howthe associated workload was constructed and finally documents the results measured on the actual embedded system. The main hardware components of the embedded system consisted of a Pentium 32 bit microprocessor ,32Mbyte of memory and a ne2000 10/100 Mbit/sec 802.3… (More)