Laura Slocum

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OBJECTIVE To identify serologic markers of salivary gland disease activity in 43 patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome. METHODS Comparison of salivary gland biopsies (focus scores) and flow rates with serum concentrations of IgA and IgM rheumatoid factor (RF), total serum IgG, serum anti-SS-B/La antibodies, and the erythrocyte sedimentation rate. (More)
Cost containment and the nurse shortage have impacted rural hospitals and their nursing staffs. This impact did not appreciably affect burnout levels among the rural nurses, but did evidence itself in the reports of the directors of nursing and their nurses. Cost containment brought with it layoffs of colleagues in the work setting who were neighbors or(More)
It is often assumed that current disability constructs exist in conceptual isolation from one another. This article explores the tangled historical relationship between "mental retardation" and learning disability in the writings and speeches of special education pioneer Samuel A. Kirk. Beginning in the 1950s, Kirk repeatedly told an educability narrative(More)
Rural nurses from 13 small hospitals share their work lives and concerns. Five years of cost-containment have left them undaunted, but they worry about the financial viability of their hospitals. Their unique brand of nurse shortage has added an additional load that appears surmountable only through financial means, which have also disappeared through(More)
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