Mark D. Miller

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Certain symptoms of grief have been shown (a) to be distinct from bereavement-related depression and anxiety, and (b) to predict long-term functional impairments. We termed these symptoms of "complicated grief" and developed the Inventory of Complicated Grief (ICG) to assess them. Data were derived from 97 conjugally bereaved elders who completed the ICG,(More)
Reliable quantitative ratings of chronic medical illness burden have proved to be difficult in geropsychiatric practice and research. Thus, the purpose of the study was to demonstrate the feasibility and reliability of a modified version of the Cumulative Illness Rating Scale (CIRS; Linn et al., 1968) in providing quantitative ratings of chronic illness(More)
The relationship of the serotonin transporter gene promoter region polymorphism (5-HTTLPR) to antidepressant response was examined in 95 elderly patients receiving a protocolized treatment for depression with paroxetine or nortriptyline. Patients were treated for up to 12 weeks and assessed weekly with clinical ratings and measurements of plasma drug(More)
OBJECTIVES To update previous guidelines to score the Cumulative Illness Rating Scale (CIRS) and test their usefulness in hospitalized elderly patients. DESIGN The CIRS was scored retrospectively in a cohort of elderly patients followed for 18 months. SETTING An acute internal medicine ward in an academic tertiary care hospital. PARTICIPANTS Three(More)
CONTEXT Elderly patients with major depression are at high risk for recurrence, increased mortality, and chronic disability. OBJECTIVE To determine the efficacy of maintenance nortriptyline hydrochloride and interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) in preventing recurrence of major depressive episodes in patients older than 59 years. DESIGN A 2 x 2 randomized,(More)
BACKGROUND Findings from a recent large study suggest that perchlorate at commonly occurring exposure concentrations may decrease thyroid hormone levels in some women. Decreases in thyroid hormone seen with perchlorate exposure could be even greater in people with concomitant exposure to agents such as thiocyanate that may affect the thyroid by mechanisms(More)
BACKGROUND Recently we retrospectively collected clinical data to predict hamstring graft diameter. Prospective data collection will improve and further define prediction of hamstring graft size. HYPOTHESIS Clinical anthropometric data can be used to predict hamstring graft size. STUDY DESIGN Cohort study (prevalence); Level of evidence, 1. METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVE The authors tested the hypothesis that nortriptyline and interpersonal psychotherapy, alone and in combination, are superior to placebo in achieving remission of bereavement-related major depressive episodes. METHOD Eighty subjects, aged 50 years and older, with major depressive episodes that began within 6 months before or 12 months after the(More)
We report an empirical study of people using mobile collaborative systems to support maintenance tasks on a bicycle. Results show that field workers make repairs more quickly and accurately when they have a remote expert helping them. Some pairs were connected by a shared video system, where the video camera focused on the active workspace and they(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to compare the biomechanical properties of 2 fixation methods for subpectoral proximal biceps tenodesis. METHODS In 9 matched pairs of cadaveric shoulders, an open subpectoral tenodesis was performed 1 cm proximal to the inferior border of the pectoralis major tendon by use of either an 8 x 12-mm Bio-Tenodesis screw(More)