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The provision of a socialisation and training programme for dogs can lead to an improvement in the quality of the data that are produced from scientific procedures, and also to an improvement in animal welfare. A reduction in the number of animals needed to produce statistically significant data can result from decreasing the variability of the experimental… (More)
Experience from the use of feeding plates for babies with cleft palate and from the treatment of dysphagia in patients recovering from stroke led to the design of a simple intraoral appliance. This device has been used successfully in treating twelve babies with feeding difficulties caused by incoordination, when other methods had failed.
A mailed questionnaire was used to assess the time demands and relative stress burden of tasks performed by caregivers to patients attending a geriatric day hospital. Eighty per cent (43 of 54) of the questionnaires were completed. Most (84%) of caregivers were women, and 38% were older than 65 years of age. Fifty-three per cent of care receivers were… (More)
A young patient with early onset Parkinson's disease helped sharpen her physician's skills in patient education, referrals, hospital-based care, continuing medical education, and assessment of disability. The lessons could be applied to any patient or any disease process.
Many Canadian children attend day care. Family physicians are being asked, more and more frequently, to provide assessment of a child's health status prior to day-care admission. The authors of this paper provide evidence for the most useful screening tests in the pre-school age group, outline some means of identification of children at high risk for… (More)