James A. Ward

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PURPOSE To examine the responsiveness of the National Eye Institute Visual Function Questionnaire-25 (NEI VFQ-25) by using data from the MARINA and ANCHOR trials in neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and to establish the change in the NEI VFQ-25 associated with a 15-letter change in best corrected visual acuity (BCVA). METHODS In MARINA,(More)
OBJECTIVE To systematically review the literature to identify interventions that improve minority health related to colorectal cancer care. DATA SOURCES MEDLINE, PsycINFO, CINAHL, and Cochrane databases, from 1950 to 2010. STUDY ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA, PARTICIPANTS, AND INTERVENTIONS Interventions in US populations eligible for colorectal cancer(More)
Internet-derived health care information is increasingly accessed by patients, yet its quality and accuracy is variable and unregulated. The aim of this study was to assess the information available regarding common gastrointestinal cancers via three internet search engines (Google, Yahoo and Bing). The top 30 websites for each of the terms: oesophageal,(More)
Retinal ganglion cell distributions and laminar patterns of retinogeniculate projections were studied in prosimian galagos after partial lesions of striate cortex in adults and survivals of 3 months to 3 years. In contrast to lesions in monkeys, where similar procedures led to a loss of ganglion cells and of projections to the parvocellular layers of the(More)
The earliest possible restoration to achieve proper form and function is a hallmark of all surgical specialties. This principle underlies the concept for immediate loading of dental implants. The concept of immediate loading was applied in the very early stages of dental implants. 1 The failure rate of the earliest trials of dental implants was high and(More)
otal quality management (TQM) is built on the four cornerstones of customer focus, continuous process improvement, management leadership , and employee empowerment. Although empowerment is often the most difficult of the four concepts to implement effectively, organizations that have been successful in empowering their employees invariably see bottom-line(More)
ii ABSTRACT Sullivan's Island, South Carolina is a coastal barrier island located to the northeast of Charleston Harbor. Utilized as a health retreat and vacation destination from the early 1810s to the 1930s by the wealthy of Charleston, the island now exists as a full-time residential community. The island's residential structures consisted mainly of(More)
INTRODUCTION Low rates of accrual of African-American (AA) patients with cancer to therapeutic clinical trials (CTs) represent a serious and modifiable racial disparity in healthcare that impedes the development of promising cancer therapies. Suboptimal physician-patient consultation communication is a barrier to the accrual of patients with cancer of any(More)
OBJECTIVE To quantify the disparity in incidence of hepatitis B between indigenous and non-indigenous people in Australia, and to estimate the potential impact of a hepatitis B immunization programme targeting non-immune indigenous adults. METHODS Using national data on persons with newly acquired hepatitis B disease notified between 2005 and 2012, we(More)