Joshua Whorton

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BACKGROUND AND AIM In Barrett's esophagus (BE), the normal esophageal squamous epithelium is replaced with a specialized metaplastic columnar epithelium. BE is a premalignant lesion that can progress to esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC). Currently, there are no early molecular indicators that would predict progression from BE to EAC. As the only permanent(More)
A 68-year-old male presented with progressive abdominal pain, dyspnea, weight loss, and dysuria. Lab work revealed elevated creatine phosphokinase levels, prostate-specific antigen level (approximately 60 ng/mL), and elevated liver enzymes. He was admitted to the intensive care unit for worsening respiratory distress and confusion. He continued to(More)
The Parent Leadership Style instrument was completed by 99 students enrolled in a leadership program and also by 129 of their parents. Data were analyzed and reported according to predominant leadership style (Telling, Selling, Participating, and/or Delegating) and effectiveness of leadership. A comparison was made between the parents' self-perceptions and(More)
Doublecortin-like kinase 1 (DCLK1), a putative tumor stem cell marker has been shown to be highly expressed in the stromal and epithelial compartments in colon and pancreatic cancer as well as Barrett’s esophagus (BE) and esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC). To prospectively investigate whether the immunohistochemical expression of DCLK1 was associated with(More)
The focus of this article is on the identification of rural, culturally diverse gifted children. The Culture-fair Intelligence Test and the Standard Progressive Matrices were administered to 652 students enrolled in Grades 3 to 8 of rural elementary schools. Scores from these two tests and the California Achievement Test are reported. Their usefulness in(More)
The Test of Nonverbal Intelligence (TONI) and Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children--Revised (WISC--R) were administered to 46 Native American and white students who were suspected by their classroom teachers of having learning handicaps. Pearson correlations between these sets of IQs ranged from .42 (TONI and WISC--R Performance) to .89 (WISC--R Verbal(More)
The Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children--Achievement Scale and Basic Achievement Skills Individual Screener were administered to 40 students previously identified as learning disabled. Pearson coefficients between the sets of scores on various subtests ranged from .03 to .70.
The focus of this article is on a comparison of the 1979 (British) and 1986 (United States) norms for the Standard Progressive Matrices. To screen for potentially gifted children, 307 students in Grades 3 through 8 were tested, and the scores were analyzed using both sets of norms. The 1986 norms may identify more students above criterion. Results are(More)