Joanne Riddel

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Bleeding Assessment Tools (BATs) have been developed to aid in the standardized evaluation of bleeding symptoms. The Vicenza Bleeding Questionnaire (BQ), published in 2005, established a common framework and scoring key that has undergone subsequent modification over the years, culminating in the publication of the ISTH-BAT in 2010. Understanding the normal(More)
The purpose of this study was to analyze the changes in specific speech parameters in 14 patients, 7 dysarthric and 7 non-dysarthric, with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), over a 6-month period. Measurements of single word intelligibility, F2 formant trajectories (extent, duration and rate) and diadochokinetic rate showed decreased performance in(More)
Intelligibility data, phonetic contrast errors, and information regarding subsystem involvement were examined in 29 highly intelligible subjects (18 women and 11 men) with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Results are discussed in terms of data for individual subjects, the group as a whole, and for subgroups based on dysarthric status and gender. Of particular(More)
As children infected with HIV live longer, pediatric nurses who care for these patients need to be familiar with adolescent development and to anticipate physiologic and behavioral changes that will occur in this population. Concerns regarding confidentiality, autonomy, medication needs and compliance may become paramount. Learning how to interview(More)
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