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This paper describes the design and development of both software to create social interaction modules on a virtual reality (VR) platform and individualized affective models for affect recognition of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), which includes developing tasks for affect elicitation and using machine-learning mathematical tools for reliable… (More)
A randomised controlled pilot study was carried out to examine the effects of adjunctive aromatherapy massage on mood, quality of life and physical symptoms in patients with cancer attending a specialist unit. Participants were randomised to conventional day care alone or day care plus weekly aromatherapy massage using a standardised blend of oils for four… (More)
CD148 is a receptor-type protein tyrosine phosphatase that is expressed in several cell types, including vascular endothelial cells and duct epithelial cells. Growing evidence demonstrates a prominent role for CD148 in negative regulation of growth factor signals, suppressing cell proliferation and transformation. However, its extracellular ligand(s) remain… (More)
Adult Still's disease (ASD) is a rare disorder of unknown aetiology, characterized by an evanescent, erythematous, maculopapular rash, fever, arthralgia, and a variety of systemic features. We report a case which illustrates the typical features of ASD, and manifests the hitherto unreported complication of diffuse cutaneous mucinosis.
Prolonged QT interval on the electrocardiogram (ECG) is associated with an increased risk of cardiac arrhythmia and sudden death. Many drugs used in palliative medicine increase the QT interval and several have had their licenses withdrawn or severely restricted. The relative importance of prolonged QT interval will increase for palliative medicine… (More)