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Recent research in Europe, Africa, and Southeast Asia suggests that we can no longer assume a direct and exclusive link between anatomically modern humans and behavioral modernity (the 'human revolution'), and assume that the presence of either one implies the presence of the other: discussions of the emergence of cultural complexity have to proceed with(More)
OBJECTIVES To understand how the physical body, and changes in the physical body, influence peer and intimate relationships and parenting in young adults on renal replacement therapies (RRT). METHODS Qualitative interview data from 40 young adults aged 16-30 years with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD), first diagnosed aged 0-19 years, were analysed using(More)
BACKGROUND Adverse drug reactions (ADRs) cause significant morbidity and mortality and account for around 6.5% of hospital admissions. Patient experiences of serious ADRs and their long-term impact on patients' lives, including their influence on current attitudes towards medicines, have not been previously explored. OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to(More)
An NIH-sponsored user and prescriber preference trial was conducted comparing a new low vision telescope system, the Ocutech Vision Enhancing System (VES) to two conventional Keplarian spectacle telescope systems in a controlled cross-over clinical study performed at four independent low vision clinics. Fifty-five visually impaired individuals, 18-81 years(More)
BACKGROUND The Australian Government introduced the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP) in 2006, in which Australian residents are offered a faecal immunochemical test (FIT) for haemoglobin when they turn 50, 55 and 65 years. We describe waiting times, quality of existing colonoscopic services, and quality of documentation of ongoing(More)
Insights into the etiology of Parkinson’s disease (PD) disorders have resulted from the identification of Mendelian genes, including parkin. Most patients with parkin mutations do not have Lewy body pathology, yet have a clinical syndrome recognized as PD. Here, we describe a man with exceptionally early onset Parkinsonism due to parkin. His symptoms began(More)
Modern scanning electron microscopes often include software that allows for the possibility of obtaining large format high-resolution image montages over areas of several square centimeters. Such montages are typically automatically acquired and stitched, comprising many thousand individual tiled images. Images, collected over a regular grid pattern, are a(More)
Previous medical research has shown that children with end-stage renal failure experience delay or underachievement of key markers of transition to adulthood. This article analyses 35 qualitative interviews with end-stage renal failure patients, aged 20-30 years, first diagnosed at 0-19 years of age, to explore how far delayed or underachievement in(More)