Kenneth J. McGarry

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Idiom interpretation tasks are routinely used in the clinical evaluation of adults with brain damage, and idiom processing has received increasing attention in the psycholinguistic literature. Clinical evidence suggests that adults with unilateral right-hemisphere damage (RHD) are insensitive to nonliteral meanings conveyed by idiomatic expressions and(More)
Baroreflex function was assessed in elderly hypertensive patients and compared with that observed in young hypertensives and young normotensives. Mean arterial pressure was reduced by 20% using intravenous nitroprusside infusion in 10 elderly hypertensive patients (older than 65 years and diastolic pressures over 95 mm Hg), in 10 young hypertensives (under(More)
AIMS To develop a Disabilities Terminology Set and quantify the multifaceted needs of disabled children and their families in a district disability clinic population. METHOD Data from structured electronic clinic letters of children attending paediatric disability clinics from June 2007 to May 2012 in Sunderland, north-east England collected at the point(More)
AIMS To pilot prospective data collection by paediatricians at the point of care across England using a defined terminology set; demonstrate feasibility of data collection and utility of data outputs; and confirm that counting the number of needs per child is valid for quantifying complexity. METHOD Paediatricians in 16 hospital and community settings(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to investigate the prevalence, disclosure and adverse effects of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use in hospitalised patients, and to explore the associations between patients' perceived side-effects and relevant factors. METHODS Patients who were admitted to a district general hospital and met the eligibility(More)
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