Joseph Schmitz

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An electronic communication system, especially if it is designed to accommodate open access via public terminals can allow information-disadvantaged groups (such as the homeless, and women) to exchange relevant information and engage in political action. The Public Electronic Network (PEN), a free computer-based messaging system available to Santa Monica,(More)
Increased citizen-to-citizen discussion and deliberation is an important potential of digital government initiatives. This paper presents findings from a longitudinal study of such outcomes using household survey data, focus groups and one-on-one interviews from a mature community network the Blacksburg Electronic Village (BEV) in Blacksburg, Virginia, and(More)
PURPOSE To report traumatic dislocation of a Visian Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL, STAAR Surgical Co) discovered on routine examination. METHODS A 26-year-old man was found to have ICL subluxation into the anterior chamber with pupillary capture on routine screening examination. The patient reported being punched near the left eye 2 weeks earlier. He(More)
Web logs (i.e., blogs) provide enhanced opportunities to extend capabilities of traditional electronic mail and discussion lists, especially in the hands of opinion leaders; such tools offer greater social interaction and informal discussion, and opportunities for conversational content production. Because blogging tools are simple, available, and free,(More)
Voluntary associations serve crucial roles in local communities and within our larger democratic society. They aggregate shared interests, collective will, and cultivate civic competencies that nurture democratic participation. People active in multiple local groups frequently act as opinion leaders and create “weak” social ties across groups. In Blacksburg(More)
PURPOSE To determine the effect of steep Trendelenburg (sTBURG) surgical positioning on intraocular pressure (IOP) during robotic-assisted laparoscopy (RAL) in subjects without previously identified ocular disease. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. PARTICIPANTS AND CONTROLS Eighteen patients undergoing RAL with sTBURG and 21 controls undergoing open and(More)
Physicians, the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons endorsed by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation and the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. J Am Coll Cardiol 2007;50:e1e157. 9. Anon. Myocardial infarction redefinedda consensus document of The Joint(More)
PURPOSE To determine whether the correlation between corneal power (K) and axial length (AL) can be used for intraocular lens (IOL) power calculation when biometric data are incomplete. SETTING Developing regions served by United States Navy humanitarian assistance missions. DESIGN Case series. METHODS Measurements of K and AL were collected from all(More)
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