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Geographic variation in song may arise to facilitate assortative mating among locally adapted individuals or to increase ability to communicate within local neighbourhoods. Alternatively, geographic song variation may be functionally neutral, emerging as a by-product of idiosyncrasies of founder effects and song learning in peripheral populations. We(More)
Between 1970 and 1973, 14,069 consecutive liveborn infants at the Women's Centre, Winnipeg, were subjected to karyotypic analysis. The details of the materials and methods and the preliminary findings of the study have been previously published [1,2]. A total of 15 nonmosaic and 4 mosaic infants with sex chromosome anomalies were detected: 12 males and 7(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether a co-ordinated programme of geriatric assessment and multidisciplinary home-based rehabilitation reduces disability and prevents non-elective hospital readmission in high-risk elderly patients. DESIGN Nested case-control study comparing usual post-discharge care versus usual care plus a comprehensive geriatric assessment and(More)
Alcohol-related disease adversely affects the outcome of critically ill patients. The burden of this in Scotland is higher than elsewhere in the United Kingdom. In a prospective observational study of all patients admitted to the 24 intensive care units in Scotland we assessed the proportion of admissions in which alcohol-related disease was implicated. Of(More)
INTRODUCTION There is growing interest in the long term outcomes of critical care. The degree of vocal morbidity suffered by patients surviving intensive care admission has not previously been reported. OBJECTIVE To determine the degree of subjective, patient-reported vocal morbidity following discharge from intensive care. MATERIALS AND METHODS A(More)
Objective: to determine whether a coordinated programme of geriatric assessment and multidisciplinary home-based rehabilitation reduces disability and prevents non-elective hospital readmission in high-risk elderly patients. Design: nested case–control study comparing usual post-discharge care versus usual care plus a comprehensive geriatric assessment and(More)
Severe sepsis is a common cause of admission to the intensive care unit and is associated with a high hospital mortality. This audit explored the current use of, and attitudes towards, recombinant activated protein C therapy across Scotland, and compared these with current guidance. Patients with severe sepsis were followed for three days. Consideration(More)