Doug Evans

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Piscivorous wildlife, such as mink (Mustela vison), routinely are exposed to mercury (Hg) in their natural environment at levels that may cause adverse behavioral outcomes. The purpose of this study was to determine if a correlation exists between neurochemical receptors and concentrations of Hg in the brains of wild mink. Specifically, receptor-binding(More)
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) sponsored the NCI Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA) State of the Science Conference on October 22-23, 2007 in Bethesda, MD. The 2-day meeting was accompanied by a permanent informational Web site and several on-line discussion periods between May 1 and December 15, 2007 (http://thyroidfna.cancer.gov). This document(More)
An oral calcium (Ca) tolerance test was used to compare the acute calcaemic, calciuric, parathyroid and bone turnover responses in 21 women at 36 weeks of pregnancy, 27 breast-feeding women studied 22 weeks postpartum and 27 control women. In all groups the oral Ca load increased plasma Ca and urinary calcium excretion (CaE), reduced intact PTH(More)
Among the third of the world's population that continues to use nature's " Open Sky Latrines, " improved sanitation facilities represent an impure public good. For both epidemiological and social reasons, an individual household's payoff to latrine use will depend on the sanitation decisions of other households in the village. Data from a randomized(More)
This article describes the videoconferencing training of a group of family therapists in the McMaster Approach to evaluating and treating families. A discussion of the key tenets of the McMaster Approach lays the groundwork for how these tenets were applied to training in a residential treatment agency for adolescents. The article serves as an example of(More)
A dose-response study using PGE2 in a viscous gel has been undertaken for induction of midtrimester abortion. A direct relationship was found between the time to abortion and the dose administered. However, even using PGE2 3.5 mg induced uterine activity was noticed to subside in a significant number of women after approximately 6 h. For routine management(More)