Martin Levine

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Early childhood caries affects 28% of children aged 2-6 in the US and is not decreasing. There is a well-recognized need to identify susceptible children at birth. Caries-free adults neutralize bacterial acids in dental biofilms better than adults with severe caries. Saliva contains acidic and basic proline-rich proteins (PRPs) which attach to oral(More)
OBJECTIVE Clients in an assertive community treatment program and their clinicians were asked to rate clients' current difficulties in 13 quality-of-life areas to determine whether improvement in any area predicted reductions in hospitalization and incarceration. METHODS A peer counselor interviewed 45 clients about psychiatric symptoms, substance use and(More)
 There is increasing recognition of the need to better understand the extent and burden of alcohol-related harm in young people.  A growing number of emergency departments (EDs) in the North West are starting to collect data on alcohol, identifying whether patients had consumed alcohol prior to the incident that led to their ED attendance and the(More)
Many state-of-the-art algorithms for object class recognition have recently appeared in the literature. These algorithms recognize one object at a time in that a dedicated classifier needs to be trained for each object class. However, no paper has yet reported a single classifier capable of recognizing the object class of any one of a number of classes.(More)
Background: Acidogenic, acid-tolerant bacteria induce dental caries and require D-alanyl glycerol lipoteichoic acid (D-alanyl LTA) on their cell surface. Because fluoride inhibits acid-mediated enamel demineralization, an elevated antibody response to D-alanyl LTA may indicate subjects with more acidogenic bacteria and, therefore, an association of DMFT(More)
The American Osteopathic Association's Clinical Assessment Program (AOA-CAP) provides a mechanism for osteopathic residency programs to measure and improve their quality of patient care. In CAP, current clinical practices are measured, and then compared, to evidence-based practice guidelines representing state-of-the-art professional standards, such as The(More)
Traditional forms of data-gathering have tended to underrepresent the care that community mental health centers provide to the more chronic, or seriously ill, patients. Using an alternative data-gathering method based on accumulated direct patient contacts, the authors illustrate how traditional data sets based on discharged patients and active patients(More)
A pervasive sense of urgency, stimulated by the Social Security Amendments of 1972 (Public Law 92-603), attends the need to establish norms for length of stay for impatient services in mental health facilities and to provide review mechanisms for extended care cases. The authors describe one model, adaptable to changing needs and federal regulations, that(More)
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