R. L. Wilson

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Man is not designed to live or to fight at altitude, and mountains have successfully resisted armies' attempts to conquer them for centuries. High-altitude mountainous terrain imposes great strains on individuals, units, and the health services designed to protect them. Medical personnel are challenged to minimize the damaging effects of the harsh(More)
The U.S. military provides humanitarian assistance in many areas around the globe. With recent changes in the force structure of the U.S. Army, internal medicine physicians are now at the forefront of providing this care, but the extent of their involvement is not known. This study measured the frequency with which recently trained Army internists provided(More)
In this paper we review a consecutive series of 50 oesophageal diverticula, appraise clinical features and methods of management, and suggest an improvement on the World Health Organization classification. The link between oesophageal diverticula and motor disorders as assessed by oesophageal manometry is stressed. It is necessary to correct the functional(More)
Air hunger at end-of-life poses challenges to providers who attempt to comfort while not diminishing mental capacities. We examined the presence, methods of assessment, and treatment of air hunger. This observational study prospectively screened 198 consecutive medicine admissions for increased risk of near-term death. These patients in turn were screened(More)
Fever secondary to odontogenic infection following successful renal transplantation is reported in three patients. All three patients initially lacked signs or symptoms localizing to the oral cavity, and two of the three patients did not have x-ray evidence of abscess formation. Two patients received antibiotic therapy without any apparent clinical(More)
We present three cases of intralobar bronchopulmonary sequestrations with associated congenital bronchogenic cysts. As congenital abnormalities tend to be found together, these cases question the notion that intralobar sequestrations only occur secondary to chronic inflammation or infection, and suggest they can be congenital lesions.
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to assess adherence to the Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT) for Abstracts by five high-impact general medical journals and to assess whether the quality of reporting was homogeneous across these journals. DESIGN This is a descriptive, cross-sectional study. SETTING Randomised controlled trial (RCT)(More)
The unique nature of counterinsurgency warfare in Afghanistan highlights the tactical and technical challenges of the non-contiguous battlefield. Although remote military outposts distant from their support hubs help project NATO power, they also operate without the advantages of a secure rear area or interior lines of communication. Commonly referred to as(More)