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Each member of this consortium is dedicated to improving the Nation's public health, and their participation in this collaboration clearly demonstrates a strong commitment to tobacco cessation. This guideline is an updated version of the 1996 Smoking Cessation Clinical Practice Guideline No. 18. It is the product of a private-sector panel of experts,(More)
Twenty-four adults with phantom limb pain (PLP) and/or residual limb pain (RLP) participated in a double-blind crossover trial. Participants were randomly assigned to receive gabapentin or placebo and later crossed over to the other treatment, with a 5-week washout interval in which they did not receive medication. Gabapentin was titrated from 300 mg to the(More)
Two nearly equivalent models of multilevel security are presented. The use of multiple models permits the utilization of each model for purposes where that model is particularly advantageous. In this case, the more general model is simple and easily comprehensible, being more abstract, and is useful for exposition of the meaning of multilevel security. The(More)
  • Gérard P Cachon, Dan Adelman, Saif Benjaafar, Mark Daskin, Erica Plambeck, Lawrence Robinson +4 others
  • 2011
The design of a supply chain not only in ‡uences a retailer's cost, it in ‡u-ences its customers'costs-with stores few and far between, consumers must travel a long distance to shop, whereas their shopping trips are short with a dense network of stores. This supply chain design problem is the combination of two well studied problems: the Traveling Salesmen(More)
When compared to single nerve conduction tests, the combined sensory index (CSI) has been shown previously to have superior sensitivity and specificity for diagnosing carpal tunnel syndrome. The CSI is the sum of (1) median-ulnar ring finger antidromic latency difference at 14 cm (ring-diff); (2) median-radial thumb antidromic latency difference at 10 cm(More)
This article reviews the epidemiology and classification of traumatic peripheral nerve injuries, the effects of these injuries on nerve and muscle, and how electrodiagnosis is used to help classify the injury. Mechanisms of recovery are also reviewed. Motor and sensory nerve conduction studies, needle electromyography, and other electrophysiological methods(More)
There is debate regarding how best to utilize ulnar motor nerve conduction velocity (MNCV) to identify ulnar neuropathy at the elbow (UNE). We used receiver operator characteristic (ROC) curves to compare absolute across-elbow MNCV with MNCV difference between elbow and forearm segments (VDIF) when recording from abductor digiti minimi (ADM) and first(More)
Somatosensory evoked potential (SEP) monitoring of thoracolumbar procedures typically includes posterior tibial and peroneal nerve recordings. The addition of femoral nerve SEP monitoring, however, should better predict the evolution of postoperative neurologic deficits affecting the midlumbar roots. To assess the value of intraoperative femoral SEPs, 26(More)
OBJECTIVES A systematic review of somatosensory evoked potentials performed early after onset of coma, to predict the likelihood of nonawakening. The pooled results were evaluated for rates of awakening, confidence intervals, and the possibility of rare exceptions. DATA SOURCES Forty-one articles reporting somatosensory evoked potentials in comatose(More)
Biopsychosocial models of chronic pain hypothesize a role for psychological and environmental factors in adjustment to chronic pain. To test the utility of such models for understanding phantom limb pain, 61 persons with recent amputations were administered measures of average phantom limb pain intensity, pain interference, depression, pain coping use, pain(More)