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Text mining is a new and exciting area of computer science that tries to solve the crisis of information overload by combining techniques from data mining, machine learning, natural language processing, information retrieval, and knowledge management. The Text Mining Handbook presents a comprehensive discussion of the latest techniques in text mining and(More)
This study examined on-site work evaluations as an environmental exposure strategy to promote return to work in 15 recalcitrant patients who had failed to benefit from established methods of reducing post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms. Following the on-site work evaluation, 87% of these patients were able to use visualisation of the work setting to(More)
Severe, work-related hand injuries are often accompanied by a significant number of psychological symptoms that are frequently associated with posttraumatic stress disorders. These symptoms occur in the following four domains of psychological functioning: cognitive, affective, physiological, and behavioral. This study examined the incidence of a variety of(More)
Fifty-one patients with posttraumatic stress disorder after work-related hand injuries were placed on a graded work exposure program to facilitate return to work. These patients consisted of an initial group of 25 patients and a replication group of 26 patients. The program returned 92% of the initial group and 88% of the replicated group to work with their(More)
Reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome is comprised of a variety of changes in vasomotor and trophic responsivity, as well as, stiffness, edema and severe pain. This study examined 20 patients with reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome who had failed to respond to a variety of techniques commonly used to treat this disorder. These patients had documented(More)
A nasal splint ideally should be sturdy, moldable, light, easy to apply, and inconspicuous. Plaster, dental compound, and aluminum are currently used but each has limitations. We have found that Aquaplast, a material softened by immersion in hot water, more closely conforms to the qualities of the ideal nasal splint. Aquaplast is sturdy, light, thin, very(More)
There has been considerable disagreement in descriptions of the SMAS. Fresh cadaver dissection, combining anatomic dissection done with the aid of the operating microscope and histologic cross section of facial tissues, was performed in 24 facial halves. Histologic preparation was made on tissue macrosections, each 10 cm in length. Consistent findings(More)
A severe soft tissue infection of the upper extremity caused by Aeromonas hydrophila followed a water skiing injury in which a tow rope caused degloving of a portion of the skin and severe contusion to underlying muscle. Infection was established within 36 hours of the injury, accompanied by fever, leukocytosis, and a foul odor. Rapid clinical improvement(More)
The nasolabial fold was analyzed by anatomic and histologic evaluation of the tissue planes that create and surround the fold. A fascial-fatty layer exists in the superficial subdermal space extending from the upper lip across the nasolabial fold to the cheek mass. The SMAS is present in the upper lip as the superficial portion of the orbicularis oris(More)
Following rupture of a subpectoral breast prosthesis, massive amounts of silicone gel migrated into the arm of a patient. The patient developed painful paresthesias and decreased sensation in the cutaneous distribution of the superficial radial nerve. Nerve conduction studies showed both an increase in distal latency and decreased amplitude in this nerve(More)