Mark J Haran

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OBJECTIVE To determine whether the provision of single lens distance glasses to older wearers of multifocal glasses reduces falls. DESIGN Parallel randomised controlled trial stratified by recruitment site and source of referral, with 13 months' follow-up and outcome assessors blinded to group allocation. SETTING Community recruitment and treatment room(More)
BACKGROUND Heterotopic ossification (HO) is the formation of mature lamellar bone in soft tissue sites outside the skeleton. HO frequently complicates burns, arthroplasty, fractures, and spinal cord and brain injuries. It can impair joint function. OBJECTIVES To determine the efficacy of medications to treat acute HO on radiological, symptomatic,(More)
BACKGROUND Recent research has shown that wearing multifocal glasses increases the risk of trips and falls in older people. The aim of this study is to determine whether the provision of single-lens distance glasses to older multifocal glasses wearers, with recommendations for wearing them for walking and outdoor activities, can prevent falls. We will also(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether Methenamine Hippurate (MH) or cranberry tablets prevent urinary tract infections (UTI) in people with neuropathic bladder following spinal cord injury (SCI). STUDY DESIGN Double-blind factorial-design randomized controlled trial (RCT) with 2 year recruitment period from November 2000 and 6 month follow-up. SETTING In(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the feasibility, acceptability, discriminative validity, responsiveness, and minimal important difference (MID) of the SF-6D for people with spinal cord injury (SCI). METHODS A total of 305 people with SCI completed the SF-36 health status questionnaire at baseline and at subsequent occurrence of a urinary tract infection (UTI) or(More)
Bacterial infection is an uncommon cause of acute paraplegia. A 42-year-old Aboriginal man presented to a remote health clinic in northern Australia with myelitis associated with Burkholderia pseudomallei. He was treated with analgesia and intravenous flucloxacillin, ceftriaxone, and gentamicin and transferred to our hospital, where an urgent T12-L1(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the health status of Australians with spinal cord injury (SCI). DESIGN Survey. SETTING Australian population-based sample. PARTICIPANTS Participants (N=305) with SCI at recruitment to a randomized trial. INTERVENTIONS Not applicable. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE Medical Outcomes Study 36-Item Short-Form Health Survey (SF-36) health(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the validity and responsiveness of a modified SF-36 within a spinal cord-injured (SCI) population. STUDY DESIGN SF-36 scores collected at baseline and on completion of a randomized controlled trial in 305 patients with SCI and neuropathic bladder. SETTING New South Wales, Australia. METHODS Subjects were administered the standard(More)
BACKGROUND Heterotopic ossification (HO) is the formation of mature lamellar bone in soft tissue sites outside the skeleton. HO frequently complicates burns, arthroplasty, fractures, and spinal cord and brain injuries. It can impair joint function. OBJECTIVES To determine the efficacy of medications to treat acute HO on radiological, symptomatic,(More)
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