Jessica Robb

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OBJECTIVE To determine the pattern and characteristics of palliative care (PC) consultations in patients with stroke and compare them with the characteristics of nonstroke consultations. METHODS The palliative care program at Strong Memorial Hospital (SMH) was established in October 2001. SMH is a 765-bed academic medical center with approximately 38,000(More)
Twenty-four hip joints in 20 children with spastic cerebral palsy were assessed by standardised three-dimensional reconstructions from computed tomographic scans. All the hip joints showed a channel-like ebony deformity of the acetabulum along which the femoral bead had slid out, indicating a unidirectional instability. The channel was oriented along the(More)
An autopsied case of disseminated herpetic encephalitis in a previously healthy one-year-and-three-month-old child is reported. He had fever, repeated convulsive crises and alterations of consciousness which progressed into a coma, leading to death in eight days. The neuropathological picture was characterized by necrosis and inflammation in multiple foci(More)
Serial cross-sections of the thigh have been used to indicate where osseous transfixion is possible without damaging neuro-vascular structures or major tendons or penetrating a joint. Safe areas for transfixion using fine wires and their corresponding cutaneous zones are indicated. Two cutaneous zones each representing a quarter of the circumference of the(More)
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