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Author's Biographical Sketch: Diane Bahr, a certified speech-language pathologist (SLP), massage practitioner, and infant massage instructor began SLP practice in 1980. She has taught graduate, undergraduate, and continuing education courses; worked extensively with children and adults with feeding and motor speech disorders; and published information and(More)
PROBLEM/CONDITION Cases of work-related asthma (WRA) are sentinel health events that indicate the need for preventive intervention. WRA includes new-onset asthma caused by workplace exposure to sensitizers or irritants and preexisting asthma exacerbated by workplace exposures. REPORTING PERIOD This report reviews cases of WRA identified by state health(More)
Cooperative management of dentofacial abnormalities by orthodontists and oral and maxillofacial surgeons has experienced tremendous growth in recent years. Frequently these patients have suffered considerable emotional trauma from ridicule of their deformity. This history of emotional abuse may influence the patient's attitude and expectations regarding(More)
Thirteen patients with head and neck cancer underwent staging by clinical examination, computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in a standardized blinded fashion. All patients subsequently underwent radical neck dissection with subsequent pathologic staging. CT and MRI each predicted 93% of staging results correctly, with clinical(More)
OBJECTIVE This study used a semiautomated image analysis technique to quantify the rate and regional pattern of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) volume changes in the computed tomographic brain examinations of healthy adults and patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD). DESIGN Longitudinal, within-subject design, with statistical correction for longitudinal method(More)
This study examined under naturalistic assessment conditions the validity of self-reported opiate and cocaine use among 175 veterans enrolled in methadone treatment, and factors related to self-report validity, such as stage in treatment and drug of abuse. Veterans were interviewed by clinical staff about past 30-day drug use with the addiction severity(More)
PURPOSE The accuracy of the clinical neurosensory test to diagnose trigeminal nerve injuries has never been statistically evaluated. The purpose of this study was to determine the statistical efficacy of the clinical neurosensory test using surgical findings as the "gold" standard, and to determine whether a correlation existed between the sensory(More)