J Burton Douglass

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For motor vehicle crashes, we estimated the medically related costs of nonfatal injury by body region and severity. Our primary data sources were paid charges reported in the Detailed Claims Information data base of the National Council on Compensation Insurance and injury incidence and severity reported in the National Highway Traffic Safety(More)
The patient with end-stage liver disease who is in need of a liver transplant should have a pretransplant dental evaluation. Such a patient faces lifelong immunosuppression with an increased risk of infection. This article discusses both the need for control of oral diseases before liver transplantation and guidelines for oral care in the immediately(More)
The purpose of this continuing longitudinal investigation was to study the changes on the craniofacial complex in complete denture wearers; herein are reported the 20-year findings. At the onset of the study complete dentures were made for 64 persons. Two dentures techniques were employed: a complex method of construction and a simplified method. At the(More)
Lymphoedema is a multifaceted problem caused by surgery or radiotherapy associated with cancer treatment or associated with a congenital malformation of the lymphatic system. It is often of great complexity, requiring a team approach to its treatment and management. This complexity can mean that existing evidence does not always inform us totally of what is(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to determine the feasibility of using an intraoral, bone and tooth-anchored appliance to distract baboon mandibles using the principles of distraction osteogenesis (DO). MATERIALS AND METHODS Seven juvenile baboons were used in this study. Mandibular corticotomies were made in the ramus of the mandible unilaterally (n(More)
Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease experience a substantial symptom burden, high levels of psychosocial need and significant mortality. This epidemiological study reveals that the majority of patients are cared for in the public hospital system (64%) and generally die in hospital (72%) with a number of identifiable predictors of 6-month(More)
BACKGROUND The information needs of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) towards the end of life are poorly understood. AIM This study explored the views of patients with COPD and healthcare professionals, focusing upon information needs and treatment preferences. METHOD In-depth, semi-structured interviews were held with patients(More)