Geraldine Brand

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BACKGROUND The issue of when to start treatment in Parkinson's disease (PD) remains controversial. Some favour treatment at diagnosis while others opt for a "wait and watch" policy. The effect of the latter policy on the self reported health status of people with PD is unknown. AIMS To record self reported health status through longitudinal use of a(More)
During November 1996 to January 1997, a survey was conducted at 5 Canadian purveyors to measure the prevalence of injection site lesions in the top butt, boneless blade, outside round, inside round, and eye of the round. As trimmers were cutting these subprimals into steaks, technicians monitored each steak for grossly obvious scars. These scars were(More)
The study of behavioral activity in depressed adults has given rise to many publications. On the other hand, there is currently no published research on behavioral modifications in child depression. This work uses the 'Berner system' to quantify the head and trunk mobility of children aged 7-13 years, hospitalized for a major depressive episode, during a(More)
A new method is described for quantitative evaluation in lung perfusion scintigraphy, which allows to conclude from the increased perfusion of normal lung-tissue to a virtual total lung perfusion. The relationship between this and the real total lung perfusion leads to the pulmonary perfusion defects in per cent. The findings of a comparison of 40 patients(More)
Infancy psychomotor yield in lower socioeconomic levels can be damaged from the first year of life. This implies future consequences to individuals, family-and society. Early stimulation programs have demonstrated to improve psychomotor yield in the above mentioned children. In Temuco, Chile, in groups of children with different risks, that were(More)