Heather Murphy

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One hundred eighty-eight drug-abusing and conduct-disordered adolescents and their parents provided retrospective reports of the youths' frequency of alcohol and illicit drug use for each of the 6 months preceding their initial session in an outpatient treatment program. Youths' and parent reports of youths' drug and alcohol use for each month were similar.(More)
The implementation of the Water Framework Directive (WFD) across the EU, and the growing international emphasis on the management of water quality is giving rise to an expanding market for novel, miniaturized, intelligent monitoring systems for freshwater catchments, transitional and coastal waters. This paper describes the "SmartCoast" multi sensor system(More)
There is a growing interest both in identifying the neural mechanisms of magnitude estimation and in identifying forms of bias that can explain aspects of behavioral syndromes like unilateral neglect. Magnitude estimation is associated with activation of temporo-parietal cortex in both cerebral hemispheres of normal subjects; however, it is unclear if and(More)
In 2011, there was a large measles outbreak in Dublin. Nationally 285 cases were notified to the end of December 2011, and 250 (88%) were located in the Dublin region. After the first case was notified in week 6, numbers gradually increased, with 25 notified in June and a peak of 53 cases in August. Following public health intervention including a(More)
INTRODUCTION Stroke mortality rates differ by race and region, and smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke are associated with stroke. We evaluated regional and racial differences in current smoking and secondhand smoke exposure among participants in the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study. METHODS African American and(More)
Aggression is a recurring problem with psychiatric patients and can pose special problems on inpatient units. The purpose of this study were to identify changes in patients aggression as a consequence of routine individual relocation and to identify the relationship of certain variables with patterns of aggression. Using an adaptation of the Overt(More)
s 21 scientific abstracts on health and organizational outcomes in healthcare Background: At Chesapeake Regional Medical Center (CRMC), the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) created the Professional Nursing Council (PNC), which is a governing body to help create more involvement from nursing when it comes to nursing practice. In the Fall of 2008, the PNC decided(More)
In June and July 2008, two office workers were admitted to a Dublin hospital with Legionnaires' disease. Investigations showed that cooling towers in the basement car park were the most likely source of infection. However, positive results from cooling tower samples by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) did not correlate with subsequent culture results. Also,(More)
By virtue of their disability and hospital program requirements, severely and chronically mentally ill patients are subject to involuntary transfer from the community to hospitals, within hospitals, between hospitals, and from hospitals to the community. These forced relocations, no matter how humanely they were initially conceived to be, have become highly(More)
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