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OBJECTIVE This clinical study examined the quality of life of face-disabled patients who had received a facial prosthesis. PATIENTS AND METHODS The examination of the 58 patients was performed using different questionnaires. For the evaluation of the subjective health-related quality of life an instrument constructed by the WHO was used (WHOQOQL-Bref).(More)
Clinicians have long recognized and attorneys have disputed that physical evidence of injury, sexually transmitted diseases, and seminal fluid are often absent in cases of child sexual abuse. To determine the frequency and significance of physical evidence in legally "proven" felony cases with penetration, a retrospective review of sexual abuse court(More)
Purpose: To compare the efficacy of epidural ropivacaine and epidural bupivacaine in surgery requiring sensory level below T6 and to compare the onset, duration, extent of sensory and motor block. Materials and Methods: 60 ASA I and II adult patients who require sensory block below T6 were enrolled in the trial. They were randomly divided into two groups of(More)
Individuals who initiate substance use before high school are at higher risk of negative outcomes. Eighty-six young adults between the ages of 18 and 28 participated in semi-structured qualitative interviews focused on the circumstances surrounding participants' first use of substances and their pattern of use in the year following initiation in order to(More)
Child sexual abuse criminal court cases from a 12-month period were reviewed to determine the frequency and significance of physical evidence in legally "proven" felony cases with penetration. One hundred fifteen consecutive cases were reviewed, and 87 (76%) had resulted in conviction of the perpetrator on felony charges. Charges of vaginal rape were made(More)
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