John A. Glaser

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We addressed the question of whether the terminal CNV, or E-wave, can be obtained in the absence of a motor response. In our design, the stimuli served only to reduce uncertainty with respect to a prior prediction, so that no response to S2 was required. In one experiment, the location of uncertainty reducing information was manipulated: in S1 alone or in(More)
OBJECT In this clinical review of ankylosing spondylitis, the authors emphasize the fragility of the spine and the degree of neurological deficit that can result from minor injury. The management of thoracolumbar fractures complicating ankylosing spondylitis is discussed. METHODS Six thoracic and five lumbar fractures were identified in a review of(More)
Increasing interest in the responsible management of technology in the industrial and agricultural sectors of the economy has been met thorough the development of broadly applicable tools to assess the "sustainability" of new technologies. An arena ripe for application of such analysis is the deployment of transgenic crops. The new transgenic pesticidal or(More)
Eleven spectral vegetation indices that emphasize foliar plant pigments were calculated using airborne hyperspectral imagery and evaluated in 2004 and 2005 for their ability to detect experimental plots of corn manually inoculated with Ostrinia nubilalis (Hübner) neonate larvae. Manual inoculations were timed to simulate infestation of corn, Zea mays L., by(More)
STUDY DESIGN The opinions of orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons were compared regarding appropriate management of selected cervical injuries and the timing of stabilization. OBJECTIVE To determine whether there is consistency of opinion regarding the management of cervical trauma. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Numerous forms of management for cervical(More)
BACKGROUND Sacroiliac joint (SIJ) dysfunction is a prevalent cause of chronic, unremitting lower back pain. OBJECTIVE To concurrently compare outcomes after surgical and nonsurgical treatment for chronic SIJ dysfunction. METHODS A total of 148 subjects with SIJ dysfunction were randomly assigned to minimally invasive SIJ fusion with triangular titanium(More)
Little information exists about the ability of the Hoffmann sign to predict cervical spinal cord compression. The objective of this study was to determine the correlation between the Hoffmann sign and cervical spinal cord compression in a consecutive series of patients seen by a single spine surgeon. All new patients with complaints related to their(More)
The use of bioremediation as a supplemental cleanup technology in the Exxon Valdez oil spill, in Prince William Sound, Alaska, has proven to be a good example of the problems and successes associated with the practical application of this technology. Field studies conducted by scientists from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have demonstrated that(More)
BACKGROUND Sacroiliac (SI) joint pain is a prevalent, underdiagnosed cause of lower back pain. SI joint fusion can relieve pain and improve quality of life in patients who have failed nonoperative care. To date, no study has concurrently compared surgical and non-surgical treatments for chronic SI joint dysfunction. METHODS We conducted a prospective(More)