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The detection of Legionella pneumophila in environmental and clinical samples is frequently performed by PCR amplification of the mip and/or 16S rRNA genes. Combined with DNA sequencing, these two genetic loci can be used to distinguish different species of Legionella and identify L. pneumophila. However, the recent Legionella genome sequences have opened(More)
STUDY DESIGN Observational cohort study. OBJECTIVES To evaluate ongoing health and community reintegration of patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) after discharge from inpatient rehabilitation in Nepal. SETTING Nepal. METHODS This study follows a cohort of 37 patients with SCI in Nepal, 1-2 years after discharge from inpatient rehabilitation in(More)
In "pure word deafness" after acquired brain injury, the auditory comprehension of words is much more impaired than other aspects of communication or cognition. Two cases are presented, one early and one late presentation. The key to diagnosis of communication disorders is to remember to assess all six basic aspects of language function and to be vigilant(More)
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