Michael J V Gordon

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Diagnosing ADHD based primarily on symptom reports assumes that the number/frequency of symptoms is tied closely to the impairment imposed on an individual's functioning. That presumed linkage encourages diagnosis more by Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (4th ed.) style symptom lists than well-defined, psychometrically sound assessments(More)
There is interest in quantifying the patient's function and mobility after joint replacement. The current study identified activities important to patients having total knee replacement and the prevalence of limitations to participation in these activities. A Total Knee Function Questionnaire consisting of 55 questions addressing the patient's participation(More)
Despite the advanced age of many patients having total knee arthroplasty, previous attempts to quantify patient function postoperatively have not allowed for normal deterioration of musculoskeletal function that occurs with aging. We determined the effects of aging on knee function, thereby providing a realistic level of normal, healthy knee function for(More)
When diphtheria toxin encounters a low pH environment, the channel-forming T domain undergoes a poorly understood conformational change that allows for both its own membrane insertion and the translocation of the toxin's catalytic domain across the membrane. From the crystallographic structure of the water-soluble form of diphtheria toxin, a "double dagger"(More)
OBJECTIVE Current diagnostic criteria for ADHD require the consideration of impairment in making a diagnosis, although clinical and research definitions of ADHD rely more heavily on reported symptoms. This study explored the relationship between impairment and symptoms, variables predictive of impairment, and variation in ADHD identification when impairment(More)
The relative strength of posterior plating and dual medial-lateral plating for comminuted olecranon fractures has not been evaluated. Fifteen male cadaveric elbows with simulated highly comminuted olecranon fractures were tested to failure via cantilever bending. The strength of dual medial-lateral plates and a single posterior plate with and without an(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the efficacy of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for managing adolescent ADHD. METHOD A total of 68 adolescents with ADHD and associated psychiatric comorbidities completed a manualized CBT treatment protocol. The intervention used in the study was a downward extension of the Safren et al. program for adults with ADHD who have(More)
The data for this study were provided by a poll of 2627 adult Americans carried out by The Los Angeles Times in 1985. Five hundred and eighty five respondents (416 females and 169 males) reported having been victims of sexual abuse before they were 18 years of age. A portion of this subsample was used to systematically explore gender differences in the(More)
PURPOSE We compared saline, corticosteroid, and autologous blood injections for lateral epicondylitis in a prospective, blinded, randomized, controlled trial. The null hypothesis was that patient-rated outcomes after autologous blood injection would not be superior to corticosteroid and saline injections. METHODS Patients with clinically diagnosed lateral(More)
To determine the psychosocial effects of short stature, we administered a battery of psychologic tests to 24 children (ages 6 to 12 years) with constitutional short stature. Their results were compared to those of a group of 23 healthy children with normal stature matched for age, IQ, sex, and socioeconomic status. The short children had significantly(More)