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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE We sought to investigate the changes in blood pressure (BP) that occur after hospitalization of patients with different types of acute stroke. METHODS Twenty-four-hour ambulatory BP monitoring was performed on days 1 and 7 after admission to the hospital in 72 patients with acute stroke (44 thromboembolic strokes, 18 lacunar(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the predictive value of early shoulder and hand movement after stroke for subsequent hand movement and function. DESIGN An inception cohort design following 71 patients for 3 months after first stroke. SETTING Rehabilitation medicine units in three Sydney teaching hospitals. PATIENTS A consecutive sample of 71 first-stroke(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the efficacy of designated "no smoking" areas in the hospitality industry as a means of providing protection from environmental tobacco smoke (ETS), and whether certain design features assist in achieving this end. METHODOLOGY In the greater metropolitan region of Sydney, a representative group of 17 social and gaming clubs,(More)
The objectives of this study were to estimate the incidence and describe the pattern and severity of training injuries in taekwondo, and to compare pattern and severity of training injuries with competition injuries. One hundred and fifty-two active Australian amateur taekwondo athletes, aged 12 years or over, completed an online survey comprising questions(More)
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