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The Dallas Pain Questionnaire (DPQ) was developed to assess the amount of chronic spinal pain that affects four aspects (daily and work-leisure activities, anxiety-depression, and social interest) of the patients' lives. Results of the DPQ's statistical properties suggest that the DPQ is an externally reliable instrument as well as internally consistent.(More)
The principles and applications of time-of-flight mass spectrometry involving instruments with independent (orthogonal) axes for ion generation and mass analysis are reviewed. This approach, generally referred to as orthogonal acceleration time-of-flight mass spectrometry, has proved particularly advantageous for the combination of continuous ionization(More)
Segmental instability, secondary to spinal degeneration, is a controversial topic. Based on current clinical, radiographic, and biomechanical considerations, this condition is classified as axial rotational, translational, retrolisthetic, and postsurgical instability syndromes. Each of these conditions would be expected, if untreated, to progress to a fixed(More)
OBJECTIVE AND IMPORTANCE 'Trilateral retinoblastoma' designates the association of bilateral retinoblastomas with an ectopic (non-metastatic) intracranial primitive neuroectodermal tumor (PNET). Although the intracranial tumor, usually located in the pineal region, is seen 2-3 years after discovery of the bilateral ocular tumors, variant presentations do(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of antileukemic chemotherapy administered at diagnosis on the survival of patients with isolated chloroma. DESIGN Retrospective review of locally identified patients and analysis of cases from the medical literature. PATIENTS The records of all patients with isolated chloroma identified at three teaching hospitals in(More)
Previous research involving cluster analysis of Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) profiles among persons with chronic low back pain has suggested the existence of four distinct profile clusters. The present study had two goals: (1) to replicate the previous finding independently and (2) to investigate the relationship of the profiles to the(More)
Yellow jacket (Vespula vulgaris) hyaluronidase (Ves v 2) is a glycoprotein and a mixture of two isoallergens, Ves v 2.01 and Ves v 2.02. Wasp and bee sensitized individuals frequently show IgE antibodies that in vitro recognize common carbohydrate structures across the hymenoptera species. The aim of the study was to characterize the glycosylation patterns(More)
Early detection of employees’ improper access to sensitive or valuable data is critical to limiting negative financial impacts to an organization, including regulatory penalties for misuse of customer data that results from these insider attacks. Implementing a system for detecting insider attacks is a technical challenge that also involves business-process(More)
Re-Os isotopic analyses of a single organic-rich sedimentary rock unit (ORS) of known depositional age, and at three levels of regional hydrocarbon maturity, show that hydrocarbon maturation does not affect the ability the Re-Os chronometer to yield a depositional age for such rocks. We present Re-Os isotope analyses from the Late Devonian Exshaw Formation(More)
Patients were selected for a research study to determine the outcome of patients who had demonstrated enough pathology to have been viewed as surgical candidates and had chosen to avoid surgery. The purpose of the study was to identify the diagnostic categories and to obtain follow-up data on these patients. The patient population consisted of 66 patients(More)