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Vietnam veterans' risks for fathering babies with major structural birth defects were assessed using a case-control study. Information regarding military service in Vietnam was obtained from interviews with mothers and fathers of babies in case and control groups and from review of military records. Vietnam veterans, in general, did not have an increased(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES The primary aim was to evaluate group and sex differences in delta activity across non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep in depressed patients and healthy controls. DESIGN Repeated-measures ANOVA contrasted delta power, amplitude and incidence in the first three NREM periods (stages 2, 3, and 4) of sleep. The time course of delta activity(More)
Two experiments were carried out to evaluate the sensory conflict and the postural instability theories of motion sickness. The central hypothesis of sensory conflict theory is that motion sickness is caused by conflict between the current pattern of sensory inputs about self-movement and the pattern that is expected on the basis of previous experience. A(More)
This exploratory study aimed to assess whether ubiquitous devices could be used to facilitate person-centred reminiscence therapy. In order to test this approach to delivering a reminiscence therapy intervention, a tablet application was designed (using participatory design) and tested by the carers of people with dementia. The study showed that there is(More)
Three experiments were carried out to evaluate the relationship between two techniques for quantifying electroencephalographic (EEG) data during sleep: period amplitude analysis (PAA) and power spectral analysis (PSA). In Experiment 1, canonical correlations and regression analyses were computed on PSA and PAA data from 40 undergraduate volunteers. The(More)
The number of cadaveric kidneys currently available for transplantation is insufficient. Therefore, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) undertook a collaborative project with the two transplant programs in Georgia to increase te retrieval of cadaveric kidneys. We used retrospective analysis to select productive hospitals, hospital-specific surveillance(More)
8094 Background: Cancer patients can expect many side effects from their chemotherapy or radiation treatment. This study investigated possible causes of these expectations. METHODS 1015 Cancer patients from 17 Community Clinical Oncology Program (CCOP) institutions affiliated with the University of Rochester CCOP research base were surveyed for symptoms(More)
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