Spousal relationships following brain injury are particularly vulnerable to strain and breakdown. Changes in personality and socio-emotional processing and behaviour have been implicated as causal factors. We examined spousal relationship satisfaction following an acquired brain injury to one partner. Couples affected by chronic pain and a group of healthy… (More)
While errorless learning and spaced retrieval have both proved effective in helping many patients with acquired brain injury (ABI) and dementia learn novel information, it is not clear which of these principles we should apply to target treatment most effectively. To address this issue we conducted a systematic comparison of these principles in three… (More)
Parts of the F gene from 16 mumps viruses derived from vaccines and clinical isolates were amplified using the polymerase chain reaction and their nucleotide sequences were determined. Over a region of 111 nucleotides, eight regions of variability were detected with a maximum of six (5.4%) changes occurring between any two virus strains. The Jeryl Lynn and… (More)
Comparison of the matrix (M) protein gene sequences of various vaccine-associated mumps virus isolates reveals that in contrast to the SH gene the M gene is highly conserved and its sequence is probably not affected during virus attenuation.
Understanding and facilitating the process of psychological adjustment to acquired disability arising from brain injury continues to pose a considerable challenge to rehabilitation professionals. This paper reviews the literature on psychological adjustment to acquired disability and chronic health conditions as they may be applied to acquired brain injury.… (More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE Research indicates emergency department doctors experience high levels of stress. Poor psychological health affects staff well-being and patient care, with considerable organisational and financial cost. This study compares levels of psychological health in medical, nursing and administrative staff from a UK emergency department with an… (More)
Bacterial contamination of tendon allografts at the completion of processing has historically been about 2 %, with tendons that are found to be culture positive being discarded. Treatment of tendon allograft with hydrogen peroxide at the beginning of tissue processing may reduce bacterial contamination, however, the potential side effects of hydrogen… (More)
The fingernail ridge patterns of a pair of identical twins were compared to each other, their parents, and an unrelated subject. The patterns of the twins' nails showed regions of strong similarity but were distinguishable from one another. Fewer similarities were found when comparing the nails to those of the parents and the unrelated control. The twins… (More)