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PPA, Group Therapy, and Spouses (2017)

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Using a comparison-group study with a treatment and control group, the authors of this article aimed to initiate group intervention for individuals with primary progressive aphasia (PPA), and their caregivers, over a 10-week period. The Treatment gro ...
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GERD and Hernias (2012)

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In this clinical case study, the authors sought to compare patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) whom had hiatal hernias with patients with GERD whom did not have hiatal hernias. 120 patients participated in the study, and data regardi ...
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Inflammation and Post-Operative Cognitive Dysfunction (2018)

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In this review article, the authors first acknowledge and then describe the impact post-operative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) has on patients whom experience it. The authors also delve into how POCD can occur due to neurological inflammation during ...
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Hyoid Muscle Distonia (2015)

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Querying the Movement Laboratory at the Mayo Clinic Rochester for reports including key phrases “botulinum toxin” and “hyoid” from the years 1993-2013, the authors of this retrospective study sought to review these reports for mention of dyst ...
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Oxidative Stress as Related to Traumatic Brain Injury (2014)

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The authors of this article performed a review of research related to oxidative stress and its impact on traumatic brain injury (TBI), after the initial trauma in the secondary injury stage. Oxidative stress can impact the permeability of the blood- ...
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Assessment and Management of Apraxic Agraphia (2015)

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In a case study, the author sought to diagnose apraxic agraphia and compare its features to apraxia of speech (AOS). They also examined whether treating apraxic agraphia with AOS treatment standards and motor learning standards is effective. The arti ...
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The Management of Drooling in Adults with Neurological Conditions (2012)

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In this review article, the authors reflected on the impact drooling has on a patient and their support system from a psychosocial/physical viewpoint. The authors also reviewed types of management for drooling. These management types include behavior ...
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The Relationship of Orientation to Physical Aggression and Compliance (2003)

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The authors of this case study researched the correlation between compliance, orientation (a patient’s awareness of their person/time/place), and aggression in patients whom had experienced traumatic brain injury (TBI) and were attending speech-lan ...
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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 ...