Joel David Harris

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BACKGROUND Recent literature suggests implantable central venous access ports (ICVAPs) can be placed by interventional radiologists with fewer complications and lower expenses when compared with surgeons. An analysis of outcomes and expenses of ICVAP placement by service was conducted. METHODS Three hundred sixty-eight ICVAPs were placed over 3 years at a(More)
BACKGROUND Data regarding the practice patterns of surgeons are derived from indirect information and may not reflect practice patterns in rural surgery. The aim of this study was to analyze all procedures performed by rural surgeons in North Dakota and South Dakota in 2006. METHODS All surgeons in the Dakotas were identified by state American College of(More)
BACKGROUND Specialty procedures constitute one eighth of rural surgery practice. Currently, general surgeons intending to practice in rural hospitals may not get adequate training for specialty procedures, which they will be expected to perform. Better definition of these procedures will help guide rural surgery training. METHODS Current Procedural(More)
EFFECTS OF DISINFECTANTS AND ANTI-BROWNING AGENTS ON THE SHELF-LIFE OF CAULIFLOWER FLORETS Joel David Harris Currently, when cauliflower florets are packed in a MA package, they can last 8 to 10 days at 7.2oC. The goal of this research was to develop a prepackaging methodology that could extend shelf-life of cauliflower florets to at least 14 days at 7.2oC.(More)
PURPOSE To determine if routine eye examinations in asymptomatic patients result in spectacle prescription change, new critical diagnosis, or new management of existing conditions. We also investigate whether age and time between assessments (assessment interval) impact detection rates. METHODS The Waterloo Eye Study (WatES) database was created from a(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to determine how optometric practitioners modify the subjective refractive result when prescribing spectacles. METHODS Refractive data were gathered for patient visits at the School of Optometry, University of Waterloo, between January 2007 and January 2008. The entering prescription, subjective refraction, and(More)
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