John D Devine

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The complex associations between socioeconomic circumstances and risk for head and neck cancer are under-explored. We investigated components of social class and their relative influence on the risk of head and neck cancers by studying 103 patients (age range 24-80 years) who had been diagnosed with cancer of the head and neck between April 2002 and(More)
This study evaluated whether patients treated with bisphosphonates in the US Military Health System were more compliant with treatment given monthly versus weekly. While medication compliance did improve with treatment given monthly, overall compliance with bisphosphonates was still suboptimal suggesting the need for further strategies to improve compliance(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to examine the Mangled Extremity Severity Score (MESS) in a combat setting. METHODS Data on extremity injuries were collected from a forward surgical team. MESS and Revised Trauma Score values were retrospectively calculated for each patient. Student's t test was used to compare amputated and salvaged limbs. RESULTS A(More)
Patients with "idiopathic-like" spinal deformities associated with syringomyelia were retrospectively reviewed. Ten patients had surgical stabilization of their curvatures with at least a 2-year follow-up, and an additional five patients were evaluated for deformity pattern with <2 years of follow-up. Paralytic curve patterns, scoliosis associated with(More)
Serum and urine concentrations of ampicillin, amoxycillin, and flucloxacillin achieved after oral administration have been measured in 27 newborn infants. Compared with adults and children, newborn infants show a delay in achieving adequate blood concentrations, presumably due to delayed absorption. However most infants achieve therapeutic concentrations in(More)
A new rapid method of presurgical cleansing of the hands has been evaluated in a clinical setting. The effectiveness of a 90 second jet wash has been compared with a standard 10-minute presurgical scrub. Bacteriologic cultures were obtained from the fingertips of interns, residents, and staff of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the Walter Reed(More)
The sudden, catastrophic release of gas from Lake Nyos on 21 August 1986 caused the deaths of at least 1700 people in the northwest area of Cameroon, West Africa. Chemical, isotopic, geologic, and medical evidence support the hypotheses that (i) the bulk of gas released was carbon dioxide that had been stored in the lake's hypolimnion, (ii) the victims(More)