Janette M Hall

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PURPOSE To assess the accuracy and completeness of information regarding melanoma on the Internet, retrieved by use of search engines. METHODS The first 30 uniform/universal resource locators (URLs) from each of eight search engines using the search term "melanoma" were retrieved for evaluation of accuracy and completeness using a 35-point checklist(More)
Anatomic factors, such as a hooked acromion, have been associated with rotator cuff disorders. Orientation of the glenoid relative to the scapula has been implicated in shoulder instability, but it has not been linked to rotator cuff disorders. The purpose of the current study was to test the hypothesis that superior inclination of the glenoid is associated(More)
Nonoperative treatment of the equinovarus foot has had a recent resurgence because of popularization of the Ponseti casting method. This method is based in part on reducing the talonavicular joint by moving the navicular laterally and the head of the talus medially. This study dynamically demonstrates the effect of a simulated Ponseti manipulation on the(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the effect of tourniquet control on intramedullary reaming. DESIGN An experimental prospective nonsurvival animal study was performed using 5 mongrel dogs. A pneumatic tourniquet was randomized to either the right or left hind limb. Tibial intramedullary reaming was performed with progressively larger reamers. Cortical temperatures were(More)
BACKGROUND Increasing numbers of women are entering surgical fields. The purpose of this study was to assess whether orthopaedic surgery is significantly different from other surgical fields in the recruitment of women to training programs. METHODS We analyzed data from the American Association of Medical Colleges as reported in annual issues on medical(More)
Musculoskeletal functional outcome was assessed in children and adults with sacral agenesis and no myelomeningocele. General health, musculoskeletal function, and psychosocial adjustment were assessed in 16 sacral agenesis patients (10 males, 6 females; mean age, 14 +/- 5 years) using previously validated patient and parent self-report questionnaires.(More)
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a common condition of vision loss with disease development strongly influenced by environmental and genetic factors. Recently, 34 loci were associated with AMD at genome-wide significance. So far, little is known about a genetic overlap between AMD and other complex diseases or disease-relevant traits. For each of(More)
This study evaluated Internet use among orthopaedic patients in a private practice general orthopaedic setting. Of 201 participants, 45% had used the Internet either personally or thru a surrogate to search for information about their orthopaedic condition. Utilization of the Internet was significantly higher than that reported for a community orthopaedic(More)
Nine children with scoliosis and Chiari I malformations were followed 1-11 years after suboccipital decompression. Eight also had syringomyelia. Despite initial curve stabilization, at final follow-up eight curves were of the magnitude to require spinal fusion. Neither bracing nor secondary neurosurgical procedures arrested progressive curves.
PURPOSE Patients continually seek information regarding the etiology, diagnosis, management and treatment of bladder cancer. The Internet has a growing number of health web sites and it is a tremendous resource for medical information. We examined the accuracy and completeness of bladder cancer sites on the World Wide Web. MATERIALS AND METHODS Internet(More)