John D. Roberts

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Evidence for an analgesic interaction between delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Delta(9)-THC) and morphine was sought using an experimental pain model applied to normal volunteers. The study incorporated a double blinded, four treatment, four period, four sequence, crossover design. Subjects received Delta(9)-THC 5 mg orally or placebo and 90 min later morphine(More)
A Tactical Internet (TI) comprising the components of the communications infrastructure needed to support future multimedia information requirements will be a key component of the systems architecture as the Army moves toward a digitized battlefield. The evolutionary nature of the technology, along with security issues and data confidentiality requirements(More)
BACKGROUND Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a chronic disease associated with high degrees of morbidity and increased mortality. Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among adults with sickle cell disease has not been widely reported. METHODS We administered the Medical Outcomes Study 36-item Short-Form to 308 patients in the Pain in Sickle Cell Epidemiology(More)
OBJECTIVE Depression and anxiety are common in sickle cell disease (SCD) but relatively little is known about their impact on SCD adults. This study measured prevalence of depression and anxiety in SCD adults, and their effects on crisis and noncrisis pain, quality-of-life, opioid usage, and healthcare utilization. METHODS The Pain in Sickle Cell(More)
Treatment options for sickle cell disease (SCD) pain could be tailored to pain locations. But few epidemiologic descriptions of SCD pain location exist; these are based on few subjects over short time periods. We examined whether SCD pain locations vary by disease genotype, gender, age, frequency of pain, depression, pain crisis or healthcare utilization.(More)
Octopus cyanea is taken as an unregulated, recreationally fished species from the intertidal reefs of Ningaloo, Western Australia. Yet despite its exploitation and importance in many artisanal fisheries throughout the world, little is known about its life history, ecology and vulnerability. We used stylet increment analysis to age a wild O. cyanea(More)
PURPOSE To determine if combination treatment with pemetrexed and sorafenib is safe and tolerable in patients with advanced solid tumors. RESULTS Thirty-seven patients were enrolled and 36 patients were treated (24 in cohort A; 12 in cohort B). The cohort A dose schedule resulted in problematic cumulative toxicity, while the cohort B dose schedule was(More)
The Yilgarn Banded Iron Formations of Western Australia are topographical features that behave as terrestrial islands within the otherwise flat, semi-arid landscape. The formations are characterised by a high number of endemic species, some of which are distributed across multiple formations without inhabiting the intervening landscape. These species(More)
Nuclear microsatellite markers were developed for the Western Australian, short-range endemic millipede Atelomastix bamfordi to study patterns of population genetic structure across the species’ terrestrial island-like distribution. Five dinucleotide, one trinucleotide, four tetranucleotide and one pentanucleotide repeat loci were developed and tested on 22(More)