Mark Stanford

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Stress shielding of the periprosthetic femur following total hip arthroplasty is a problem that can promote the premature loosening of femoral stems. In order to reduce the need for revision surgery it is thought that more flexible implant designs need to be considered. In this work, the mechanical properties of laser melted square pore cobalt chrome(More)
Until recently, discrete-event simulation tools were expensive, difficult to use, and limited in use to specialists within large corporations. However, in the last few years, several low-cost (under $2000), discrete-event simulation products have been introduced. These products include ProcessModel from ProModel, Process 98 from Scitor and Optima from(More)
The semantic structure underlying the attitudes of pretreatment and posttreatment drug addicts was modeled using a network analysis of free word associations. Measures of graph theoretic properties were used to assess structural differences in the associative networks of the two populations. These measures modeled the information processes of associative(More)
In the treatment of drug addiction, as with other chronic conditions, the effects of treatment are significant but not long lasting after discharge unless continuing monitoring is provided. Efforts to help patients sustain positive treatment outcomes are generally directed to community support. Postdischarge checkups can help patients evaluate their(More)
Alcohol misuse adversely affects health outcomes, but alcohol misuse and alcohol use disorders (AUDs) are often ignored by healthcare providers in primary and specialty ambulatory care clinics. Data show that early identification and brief intervention for alcohol misuse in these settings can effectively reduce alcohol consumption and its medical sequelae.(More)
1. Marijuana is not a benign substance as previously believed 2. Smoked crude marijuana has no medical value and is contraindicated in general 3. Numerous studies suggest that marijuana smoke is an important risk factor in the development of respiratory disease. 4. While early literature suggests some potential benefits if marijuana for the treatment of(More)
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