A group of 20 children with spastic cerebral palsy underwent selective dorsal rhizotomy for alleviation of spasticity. Pre- and postoperatively, cortical somatosensory evoked responses (cSSEP), H reflex and F wave studies were done. Clinically there was dramatic reduction of tone without noticeable sensory loss. The electrophysiologic studies showed several… (More)
Ventricular shunts that require multiple revisions are familiar to pediatric neurosurgeons. We conducted a retrospective study to determine whether patients who require repeated shunt revisions represent a particular cohort within shunted hydrocephalic children. The clinical records of 244 children who had undergone shunt procedures between January 1990 and… (More)
Purpose Healthcare providers (HCP) who care for traumatically injured service members are at risk for stress, burnout, and decreased clinical effectiveness. After two decades of war, the intensive work environment and stress associated with caring for these service members and their families are damaging the emotional and physical well-being of our military… (More)
Studies on the impacts of hurricanes, tropical storms, and tornados indicate that poor communities of colour suffer disproportionately in human death and injury.(2) Few quantitative studies have been conducted on the degree to which flood events affect socially vulnerable populations. We address this research void by analysing 832 countywide flood events in… (More)
1 The authors comprise the steering committee of the workshop discussed in this report. Peacock served as the committee chair; hence the authors are listed in reverse alphabetical order. The RAVON (rā'-vŏn) name was proposed by Carl Shapiro (USGS) and Robert E. O'Connor (NSF) who initiated and were the program officers supporting the workshop. This report… (More)
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This investigation was funded by a grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration administered by the Texas General Land Office. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of NOAA or any of its sub-agencies.
CONTENTS Executive Summary Acknowledgements Background of Research Qualitative Research Methods Findings in West, Texas-Demographics and Social Vulnerability-Strengths of West o Faith and family o Individualized giving o Central role of churches o Community cohesiveness-Role of External Support o Support from individuals with disaster knowledge o Seeking… (More)
In May 2013, Hood County, Texas experienced a deadly tornado primarily affecting the Ranchos Brazos neighborhood just outside of the city of Granbury. Following this disaster and the fertilizer plant explosion in nearby West, Texas, a team from the Hazards Reduction and Recovery Center (HRRC) at Texas A&M University developed a strategy to study the first… (More)