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Oral Care and Rates of Pneumonia and Cost of Oral Hygiene (2013)

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The authors of this original research study sought to determine whether use of the Bedside Oral Exam (BOE) and the Barrow Oral Care Protocol (BOCP) in intensive care units (ICU) would be beneficial to the oral health of ICU patients. They also evalua ...
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Chemobrain and Mindfulness (2015)

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The authors completed a randomized controlled clinical trial to determine whether mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) can have an effect on cancer-related cognitive impairment (CRCI) in cancer survivors. CRCI presents as fatigue, this symptom i ...
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The Auditory Comprehension of Wh- Questions in Aphasia (2015)

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The authors conducted a study to address three hypotheses (intervener, word-order, and discourse) surrounding wh- questions and aphasia. The study concluded with support for the intervener hypothesis, which suggests that a sentence with an intervener ...
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Smooth Pursuit vs Visual Scanning Therapy for Left Neglect (2014)

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The authors conducted a randomized controlled trial to compare the effects of smooth pursuit eye movement training (SPT) and visual scanning training (VST) in participants experiencing left neglect 1 month after an acute stroke. A synopsis of their c ...
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Optimal treatment of laryngo-pharyngeal reflux disease (2013)

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The authors of this cite evidence from 143 published articles, circling in on the range of treatment options for laryngopharyngeal reflux disease (LPRD), which is gastro- esophageal reflux disease (GERD) characterized by stomach acid reaching the lev ...
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Does the Clock Drawing Test Have Focal Neuroanatomical Correlates? (2008)

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The authors investigated the neuroanatomical correlates of the clock drawing test (CDT), using 133 patients whose lesions provided effective coverage of most of both hemispheres and underlying white matter. The study was designed to contribute new in ...