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Electro-acupuncture has previously proven its analgesic effect in oocyte retrieval for IVF. The aim of the present prospective randomized study was to explore the optimal frequency for analgesia when electro-acupuncture was applied a few minutes prior to oocyte retrieval. A total of 152 patients were prospectively randomized to receive either a combination(More)
The architecture of Optimality Theory (OT) makes a number of strong predictions concerning the nature of language, one of which is that there should not be any ungrammatical structures that cannot be "repaired," i.e., OT predicts the non-existence of "absolute ungrammaticality" 1 or "ineffability." An OT grammar consists of a universal set of constraints on(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the potential of using an assessment of initial physical disability post stroke to predict length of hospital stay (LOS). A series of 106 patients with a primary diagnosis of stroke, admitted consecutively to St Vincent's Hospital Rehabilitation Unit over a 2-year period, was assessed at 2 weeks post stroke using the(More)
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