Nadine R. Lawson

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BACKGROUND The purpose of this study is to determine whether intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) exerts a "decompressive" effect that limits intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) enlargement. METHODS Retrospective review of patients with spontaneous supratentorial ICH diagnosed within 6 h of onset, who underwent follow-up head CT approximately 48 h later. Digital(More)
Device life of the Provox Vega Indwelling voice prosthesis is as yet untested outside Europe. The current study examined device life and reasons for replacement within an Australian clinical setting. Twenty-three participants were monitored for device life and reasons for replacement. Main outcome measure was days to failure of initial device. Average(More)
BACKGROUND Oral anticoagulants have been associated with greater hematoma expansion in patients with intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). The purpose of this study was to determine whether the reported use of antiplatelet agents also results in greater hematoma expansion. METHODS Retrospective review of patients with spontaneous supratentorial ICH diagnosed(More)
PURPOSE The Australian healthcare system has invested heavily in multidisciplinary cancer care teams. Despite such investments, guidelines that clearly delineate standard of care dysphagia treatment are lacking and services provided to Head and Neck Cancer (HNC) patients are not always consistent. There is little consensus regarding the frequency and(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to determine if the design enhancements incorporated into the new Provox Vega Indwelling Voice prostheses result in any positive benefits in vivo. METHODS Using a randomized, crossover study design, 31 participants using tracheoesophageal speech postlaryngectomy completed a 3-week trial of the Provox Vega and a(More)
BACKGROUND Technical and device life issues are frequently the focus of post-laryngectomy rehabilitation studies examining indwelling voice prostheses. Patient perceptions and preferences are considered less often. AIMS To determine patient perceptions of two indwelling voice prostheses across parameters relating to device use and maintenance and to(More)
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