Evaluating the Role of Speech-Language Pathology with Patients with Communication Disability in the Acute Care Hospital Setting Using the ICF.

Evaluating the Role of Speech-Language Pathology with Patients with Communication Disability in the Acute Care Hospital Setting Using the ICF.

The practice of speech-language pathology in the acute care hospital setting has changed dramatically over the last 20 years. Speech-language pathologists now routinely assess and manage patients with dysphagia as well as patients with acquired communication disorders. In practice, clinicians have tended to direct their limited resources toward the assessment and management of patients with […]

Development of a Measure of Communication Activity for the Acute Hospital Setting: Part 1. Rationale and Preliminary Findings.

Development of a Measure of Communication Activity for the Acute Hospital Setting: Part 1. Rationale and Preliminary Findings.

It has been argued that speech-language pathologists working in the acute hospital setting could enhance patient health care and patient satisfaction with health care if they supported patients with communication difficulties and health care staff to communicate in optimal ways during everyday hospital communication activities. In order to do this however, speech-language pathologists need a […]

Development of a Measure of Communication Activity for the Acute Hospital Setting: Part II. Item Analysis, Selection, And Reliability.

Development of a Measure of Communication Activity for the Acute Hospital Setting: Part II. Item Analysis, Selection, And Reliability.

This article is the second in a two-part series that describes the development of the Inpatient Functional Communication Interview (IFCI; O’Halloran, Worrall, Toffolo, Code, & Hickson, 2004). The first study (O’Halloran, Worrall, & Hickson, 2007) investigated two measures of communication activity for the acute hospital setting and concluded that the assessment items on these measures […]

Loss of the Y Chromosome: An Age-Related Or Clonal Phenomenon in Acute Myelogenous Leukemia/Myelodysplastic Syndrome?(Clinical Report)

Loss of the Y Chromosome: An Age-Related Or Clonal Phenomenon in Acute Myelogenous Leukemia/Myelodysplastic Syndrome?(Clinical Report)

The clinical significance of the loss of the Y chromosome in bone marrow specimens has been under debate since the finding was first observed in 1966. Whether loss of the Y chromosome represents only a normal aging phenomenon, as opposed to representing an abnormal clone associated with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and/or acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), […]

Increased Mean Platelet Volume in Patients with Acute Coronary Syndromes (Clinical Report)

Increased Mean Platelet Volume in Patients with Acute Coronary Syndromes (Clinical Report)

Acute coronary syndromes (ACS) encompass a spectrum of unstable coronary artery disease, from unstable angina to transmural myocardial infarction. (1) Despite remarkable progress in diagnosing patients with ACS, the identification of myocardial ischemia is still challenging, and physicians continue to admit the overwhelming majority of patients, often overestimating the likelihood of myocardial ischemia in low-risk […]

Relevance of Specific Immunoglobulin M and Immunoglobulin G for Parvovirus B19 Diagnosis in Patients with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Receiving Chemotherapy: Prospective Study (Clinical Report)

Relevance of Specific Immunoglobulin M and Immunoglobulin G for Parvovirus B19 Diagnosis in Patients with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Receiving Chemotherapy: Prospective Study (Clinical Report)

Parvovirus B19 (PB19) virion has a simple structure composed of only 2 proteins and a linear, single-stranded DNA molecule. The nonenveloped viral particles are 22 to 24 nm in diameter and show icosahedral symmetry, and often both empty and full capsids are visible by negative staining and electron microscopy. (1) Children are probably at highest […]

An Investigation of General and High-Level Language Skills in Children Treated with Central Nervous System-Targeted Chemotherapy for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (Report)

An Investigation of General and High-Level Language Skills in Children Treated with Central Nervous System-Targeted Chemotherapy for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (Report)

Keywords: Childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia; CNS-targeted chemotherapy; intrathecal methotrexate; general language skills; high-level language skills The general language skills of 13 children (mean age, 8.2 years) treated with a central nervous system (CNS)-targeted chemotherapeutic regimen for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and 13 control children matched on age, sex, and educational level were assessed using the […]