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PURPOSE In a previous investigation (Lah et al., 2004), we found deficits in retrograde memory in patients who had undergone temporal lobectomy (TL). In this study, we set out to determine whether such deficits are present before surgery in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). METHODS Memory for public and autobiographic facts and events was(More)
A few previous studies have revealed impairments in remote memory in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy, but many questions about the importance of lesion side, type of material, seizure history and deficits in other aspects of cognitive functions remain unanswered. In this study, patients who had undergone unilateral (15 right and 15 left) temporal(More)
The aim of this systematic review was to identify the prevalence and severity of upper limb problems following surgery and radiation for early breast cancer. Additionally, the independent prognostic contribution of radiation, type of breast surgery, type of axillary surgery, age and body mass index (BMI) was evaluated. Searches of electronic databases were(More)
Current research evidence indicates that women should return to normal use of their arm after breast cancer surgery. However, it appears some women continue to hold the view that they are supposed to protect their arm from strenuous activities because of the risk of lymphoedema. Many factors contribute to women's perceptions about lymphoedema and their(More)
BACKGROUND A prospective randomized controlled trial was conducted to compare the efficacy and side-effects of vaginal versus oral misoprostol in the medical management of incomplete miscarriage. METHODS Two hundred and one patients who miscarried consented to randomization using computer-generated randomization model prior to treatment. A total of 800(More)
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To explore the factors that contribute to women's intention to avoid strenuous arm activity after breast cancer surgery. DESIGN Cross-sectional survey. SETTING Three hospitals located in eastern Australia. SAMPLE 175 patients with breast cancer. METHODS A survey, based on Protection Motivation Theory, was used to assess whether(More)
OBJECTIVE Age differences in episodic memory (memory) have been attributed to a general reduction in processing speed (the "speed mediation hypothesis"), but also to declines in the efficiency of executive functions operations ("executive decline hypothesis"). To test predictions from these competing models, we examined the mediating effects of processing(More)
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To describe in greater detail women's experiences receiving advice about arm care and exercise after breast cancer treatment. DESIGN Cross-sectional survey. SETTING Three hospitals in Sydney, Australia. SAMPLE 175 patients with breast cancer recruited 6-15 months after their surgery. METHODS Patients completed a survey about their(More)
OBJECTIVE To establish whether women's preference for elective caesarean section (ELCS) changes as gestation advances. DESIGN A prospective longitudinal observational study. SETTING Two units providing obstetric care in Hong Kong, one public and one private. SAMPLE Five hundred and one nulliparous Chinese pregnant women attending their routine fetal(More)