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Forty patients with very severe blunt head trauma (post-traumatic amnesia greater than or equal to 1 month) were initially examined at an average of 4.5 months after the injury. The patients were visited in their homes 2.5 years and 10-15 years after the accident and questionnaires were presented to patients, relatives and/or staff. Though physical(More)
Three elderly women with marked progressive voice tremor, without other neurological symptoms, and negative family histories were investigated. All had a 4-5 Hz respiratory tremor in expiration and, to a lesser degree, in inspiration; and all had vocal tremulousness synchronous with their respiratory irregularity. Articulation of phonemes was normal. In two(More)
  • IIrd Thomsen
  • Scandinavian journal of rehabilitation medicine…
  • 1992
More than 20 years after severe head injury the preliminary results of the present study indicate that the very late psychosocial outcome differed much in the individual subjects. The most decisive negative factors were severely disturbed behaviour and lack of insight. Improvement many years after injury was, however, possible. During the years the(More)
In this study long-term observation of 12 patients with aphasia secondary to severe closed head trauma took place. The most frequent symptoms were amnestic aphasia and verbal paraphasia. Only one patient with a constant slow wave EEG focus in the dominant hemisphere had severe receptive symptoms. In all other patients the aphasia recovered rather well,(More)
A 44-year old man with very severe head trauma had pronounced global aphasia and dyslogia for months. He received intensive neuropsychological treatment during the first two posttraumatic years and gradual improvement occurred. Notwithstanding sensory aphasia and at least moderate dementia, the patient then got sheltered work in a library. At that time a(More)
"For some years it has been the policy of Statistics Norway to collaborate with various governmental agencies in order to use administrative registers in statistics production. This policy has been supported politically, and a new Statistics Act has been useful in these efforts. The purpose of this paper is to present the strategy and methodology used to(More)