John J. Murray

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BACKGROUND Asthma guidelines indicate that the goal of treatment should be optimum asthma control. In a busy clinic practice with limited time and resources, there is need for a simple method for assessing asthma control with or without lung function testing. OBJECTIVES The objective of this article was to describe the development of the Asthma Control(More)
BACKGROUND The development of the Asthma Control Test (ACT), a short, simple, patient-based tool for identifying patients with poorly controlled asthma, was recently described in patients under the routine care of an asthma specialist. OBJECTIVES We sought to evaluate the reliability and validity of the ACT in a longitudinal study of asthmatic patients(More)
PURPOSE The role of laparoscopic surgery in treatment of patients with diverticulitis is unclear. A retrospective comparison of laparoscopic with conventional surgery for patients with chronic diverticulitis was performed to assess morbidity, recovery from surgery, and cost. METHODS Records of patients undergoing elective resection for uncomplicated(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the safety and efficacy of botulinum toxin type B (BoNT/B) in patients with cervical dystonia (CD). BACKGROUND BoNT/B is a form of chemodenervation therapy for the treatment of patients with CD. METHODS The authors performed a 16-week, randomized, multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of BoNT/B in patients with CD(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the safety and efficacy of botulinum toxin type B (BoNT/B) in patients with type A-resistant cervical dystonia (CD). BACKGROUND Local intramuscular injections of BoNT are an effective therapy for CD. After repeated use, some patients become resistant to therapy. BoNT/B, effective in type A toxin-responsive patients, is proposed as(More)
MATERIAL AND METHODS Dental examinations were carried out on 354 boys aged 5-6 years, and 862 boys aged 12-14 years, attending 40 schools in Riyadh. The prevalence of dental erosion was assessed using diagnostic criteria similar to those employed in the 1993 UK National Survey of Child Dental Health. RESULTS Pronounced dental erosion (into dentine or(More)
PURPOSE This study was designed to determine the incidence of infertility, gynecologic problems, and sexual dysfunction after ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (IPAA). METHODS A questionnaire was sent to 206 females who underwent pouch surgery at a single institution from 1980 through 1991. Response rate was 53 percent (110/206). The computerized registry of(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe facial development and appearance, quality of bone grafts, oral health, and patient/parent satisfaction, with clinical outcome, for children in two age cohorts born with unilateral cleft lip and palate (UCLP) throughout the United Kingdom. DESIGN Cross-sectional outcome study. SETTING Fifty National Health Service cleft centers. (More)