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Despite the increase in juvenile sex offending in society and the significant growth in the number of treatment programs, relatively few studies have examined the effectiveness of these programs. This study examined the effectiveness of an integrated sex offender program on a sample of 309 adjudicated male sex offenders in a juvenile correctional facility(More)
Substance use disorders affect not only the identified client but significant others as well. Clinical work and some research suggest that partner responses to drinking may either facilitate or hinder treatment acceptance and recovery efforts. Female partners of male alcoholics have received much of this attention, and have been labeled as codependents or(More)
OBJECTIVES To use smartphone applications (apps) to measure heart rates during supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) in pediatric patients and compare them with heart rates measured by standard electrocardiogram (ECG). STUDY DESIGN Patients <18 years of age (n = 26) undergoing an electrophysiology study were enrolled. During the study, heart rates were(More)
Pathogenic and attenuated strains of swine vesicular disease virus (SVDV), an enterovirus, have been characterized previously and, by using chimeric infectious cDNA clones, the key determinants of pathogenicity in pigs have been mapped to the coding region for 1D-2A. Within this region, residue 20 of the 2A protease is particularly significant. Inoculation(More)
BACKGROUND We sought to determine whether patients with high-volume, low-risk prostate cancer are suitable candidates for ultrasound-guided brachytherapy, monotherapy alone, without supplemental external beam radiation. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study cohort comprised 200 consecutive patients who received ultrasound.guided monotherapy from November 02,(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the presentation and clinical course of patients with ventricular ectopy (VE) without known heart disease seen at a single institution. STUDY DESIGN Patients with VE were identified from the cardiology database. Patients with known hemodynamically significant heart disease or systemic diseases were excluded. RESULTS A total of 219(More)
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