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PURPOSE This article outlines the development of an Assistive Technology (AT) service delivery model and suggests that a client-focused social and participatory service delivery model in AT can achieve the best results for people with disabilities and their carers. METHOD It draws on case studies, which are part of the final evaluation report of the(More)
In 140 patients with chest pain quantitation of regional myocardial TI-201 activity was performed by serial scintigraphic images after treadmill exercise. Criteria for an abnormal thallium scintigram included: (a) greater than or equal to 25% persisted reduction in TI-201 uptake in anterolateral, anteroseptal, posterolateral, and inferoapical segments, or(More)
What factors regarding partnership/collaboration on a statement of AT (assistive technology) need result in students obtaining AT that they use and are satisfied in using? This is one of the questions posited in a study, which investigated both quantitatively and qualitatively the impact of assistive technology on quality of life, self-esteem and(More)
The ability of predischarge quantitative exercise thallium-201 (201T1) scintigraphy to predict future cardiac events was evaluated prospectively in 140 consecutive patients with uncomplicated acute myocardial infarction; the results were compared with those of submaximal exercise treadmill testing and coronary angiography. High risk was assigned if(More)
The clinical significance of early ST segment elevation in patients with non-Q wave infarction is unknown. Therefore, 150 consecutive patients with creatine kinase isoenzyme-confirmed acute uncomplicated myocardial infarction who had ST segment elevation of 1 mm or more in at least two contiguous leads on the admission electrocardiogram were analyzed. None(More)
The goal of this study was to determine the prognostic value of a normal exercise thallium-201 (TI-201) scintigram by quantitative criteria in a consecutive series of 349 patients with chest pain. Follow-up was obtained in 345 patients (99%) from 8 to 45 months (mean 34 +/- 7). Of these, 60% were men, 26% had typical angina, 21% had chest pain during(More)
To elucidate the functional and prognostic significance of right ventricular dysfunction after acute inferior wall myocardial infarction, 74 consecutive patients with inferior infarction were prospectively evaluated with gated equilibrium blood pool imaging at rest, submaximal exercise thallium-201 scintigraphy and coronary angiography before hospital(More)
To determine if propranolol given twice daily (b.i.d.) or once daily (q.d.) was as effective as 4 times daily (q.i.d.) for treatment of stable angina pectoris, 78 patients with exercise-induced ST depression of 1.5 mm were randomized to q.i.d., b.i.d., q.d. and placebo groups. All patients received 5 tablets per day, and propranolol groups received 80, 160(More)
The sympathetic hyperactivity of congestive heart failure (CHF) may worsen cardiovascular function by down-regulation of myocardial beta-receptors. For this reason, beta blockade is proposed to be useful in CHF. Bucindolol is a new beta blocker that has intrinsic nonadrenergically-mediated vasodilation and may be valuable in treatment of CHF. To test this,(More)