Nicholas Hall

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OBJECTIVE Utilizing a population-based registry, the burden of comorbidity was ascertained in a sample of children with cerebral palsy and stratified according to both neurologic subtype and functional capability with respect to gross motor skills. METHODS The Quebec Cerebral Palsy Registry was utilized to identify children over a 4-year birth interval(More)
AIM Traditionally, cerebral palsy (CP) had been classified according to the distribution and quality of motor impairment. A standardized functional classification of gross motor skills has recently been validated - the Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS). The relationship between the neurological subtype of CP and GMFCS level remains(More)
Abilities among school-aged children with cerebral palsy with different patterns and levels of motor function were evaluated. Children within spasticity patterns (33 with quadriplegia, 25 with hemiplegia, 19 with diplegia) and Gross Motor Function Classification System levels were compared (level I, walking = 47%; level II-III, restricted ambulation = 18%;(More)
The purpose of this study was to describe the spectrum of possible abnormal neurologic outcomes in term infants with intrapartum asphyxia and to identify those clinical factors associated with the later occurrence of cerebral palsy. All children with term intrapartum asphyxia encountered in a single pediatric neurologic practice with at least 2 years of(More)
A child with global developmental delay sparing motor skills evolving into later intellectual disability with a consistently normal neuromuscular examination was discovered to have a dystrophin specific mutation in the 3' end of the gene. The deletion in the DMD gene was unsuspected and discovered through array comparative genomic hybridization and(More)
As part of the implementation of a population-based registry of children with cerebral palsy, caregiver satisfaction with the process by which diagnosis was originally communicated by a professional was assessed. Satisfaction with various aspects of the diagnosis process was assessed using a five-point Likert scale and related to child, family, and(More)
Separation of solids and liquids within the stomach allows faster gastric emptying of liquids compared with solids, a phenomenon known as sieving. We tested the hypothesis that blending a solid and water meal would abolish sieving, preventing the early rapid decrease in gastric volume and thereby enhancing satiety. We carried out 2 separate studies. Study 1(More)
Vast resources are devoted annually to watershed management and wetland restoration. Historical wetland losses are often cited as a motivation for prioritizing ambitious wetland restoration efforts. However, analysis of historical conditions is often underutilized in the planning process. In this paper we demonstrate historical ecological analysis of the(More)
A comparative study of near–maximum–light optical spectra of 24 Type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia) is presented. The spectra are quantified in two ways, and assigned to four groups. Seven “core–normal” SNe Ia have very similar spectra, except for strong high–velocity Ca II absorption in SN 2001el. Seven SNe Ia are assigned to a “broad–line” group, the most extreme(More)
This paper promotes the view that African easterly waves (AEWs) are triggered by localized forcing, most likely associated with latent heating upstream of the region of observed AEW growth. A primitive equation model is used to show that AEWs can be triggered by finite-amplitude transient and localized latent heating on a zonally varying basic state that is(More)