Tom Cochrane

Peter H Dangerfield4
El-Nasri Ahmed2
4Peter H Dangerfield
2El-Nasri Ahmed
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This study was devised to develop a simple computerised method for measuring and quantifying the magnitude of spinal curvatures. A digitally scanned antero-posterior radiographic image was used. The vertebral column was defined as a line that can be subdivided into a number of segments, rather than into the exact number of vertebrae. The technique developed(More)
Although the causes and progression of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) are still unclear, a recent extensive review has indicated a number of possible aetiological factors. Previous investigations, employing gait measurements, have indicated asymmetries in the ground reaction forces and suggest a relationship between these asymmetries, neurological(More)
To study emotional reactions to music, it is important to consider the temporal dynamics of both affective responses and underlying brain activity. Here, we investigated emotions induced by music using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) with a data-driven approach based on intersubject correlations (ISC). This method allowed us to identify moments(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess maternal and neonatal outcomes associated with increasing body mass index (BMI) and interpregnancy BMI changes in an Australian obstetric population. METHODS A retrospective cohort study from 2008 to 2013 was undertaken. BMI for 14 875 women was categorised as follows: underweight (≤18 kg/m(2)); normal weight (19-24 kg/m(2));(More)
BACKGROUND Tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of death in the world. Evidence indicates that behaviours such as tobacco use can influence social networks, and that social network structures can influence behaviours. Social network analysis provides a set of analytic tools to undertake methodical analysis of social networks. We will undertake a(More)
Although various factors have been attributed to the etiology of idiopathic scoliosis, studies have indicated that the kinematic differences in the spine, pelvis and lower limb may contribute to the causation and progression of idiopathic scoliosis. The aim of this investigation was to identify asymmetries in lower limb kinematics and pelvic and back(More)
Various investigations into anatomical landmarks that could be employed in spine and back surface measurement have highlighted the usefulness of the spinous processes of the vertebra and the posterior superior iliac spines of the pelvis. Earlier studies used an opto-electronic gait analysis system to examine the motion of skin markers and compared results(More)
The importance of trunk movement in human gait has been established by many studies. However, these investigations have examined trunk/pelvis motion or the pelvic/thoracic motion in isolation to lower limb kinematics. Studies quantifying spinal deformities and the range of spinal and trunkal movement have concentrated on spinal/back movement, with the(More)
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