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Rural residents with brain injury have difficulty in accessing care from qualified psychologists for consequent cognitive, emotional and behavioural symptoms. We examined high-quality videoconferencing to enhance care for persons with brain injury in three areas: cognitive assessment, psychotherapy and rural mental health training. The assessment study(More)
Posttraumatic neuroendocrine pathology may be a clinically significant complication following traumatic brain injury (TBI). Metabolic abnormalities are described after TBI in two cases. A 21 year old male injured in a motor vehicle accident admitted in a minimally responsive condition presented with fluctuating high sodium levels, undetectable serum(More)
OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that application of an inhibitory cast to the spastic upper limb will decrease a vibratory inhibition index (VII) of the H-reflex in the spastic upper limb. DESIGN Prospective, nonrandomized, open-label trial. SETTING University tertiary care center. PARTICIPANTS Eight adults with upper limb spasticity. INTERVENTION(More)
Ten children who had severe dietary chloride deficiency during early infancy have grown normally during their first 4 to 5 years. With the exception of one child who did not get into the sitting position alone until he was 9 1/2 months of age, the patients reached the usual developmental milestones of the first 2 years during the expected age intervals.(More)
Tubular structure segmentation is an important task, with many applications in medical image analysis such as vessel segmentation both in 2D and 3D. However, this task is challenging due to the spatial sparsity of these objects, implying a high sensitivity to noise. An important cue in this context is the local orientation of the tubular structures. Using(More)
Thin objects in 3D volumes, for instance vascular networks in medical imaging or various kinds of fibres in materials science, have been of interest for some time to computer vision. Particularly, tubular objects are everywhere elongated in one principal direction – which varies spatially – and are thin in the other two perpendicular directions. Filters for(More)
A new morphological operator, namely RORPO (Ranking Orientation Responses of Path Operators), was recently introduced as a semi-global, morphological alternative to the local, Hessian-based operators for thin structure filtering in 3D images. In this context, a previous study has already provided experimental proof of its relevance by comparison to such(More)
The analysis of thin curvilinear objects in 3D images is a complex and challenging task. In this article, we introduce a new, nonlinear operator, called RORPO (Ranking Orientation Responses of Path Operators). Inspired by the multidirectional paradigm currently used in linear filtering for thin structure analysis, RORPO is built upon the notion of path(More)