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BACKGROUND AND AIMS Genetic diversity in Castilleja grisea, an endangered, perennial herb endemic to San Clemente Island, California was investigated. Subsequent to the elimination of goats from the island in 1992, many populations of C. grisea have reappeared and have been increasing in size. METHODS Nineteen populations were surveyed for their genotype(More)
Acknowledgments We are grateful to Abstract We provide the first analysis of how minimum wage policy affects enrollments and expenditures in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Exploiting state and federal-level variation in minimum-wage policy between 1990 and 2012, and incorporating local controls in our specifications, we find that a 10(More)
Secondary achalasia or pseudoachalasia is mostly caused by gastric or oesophageal carcinoma. Here we report a case of pseudoachalasia caused by a pancreatic tumour invading the cardiac region. A 66-year-old man with a 2-month history of dysphagia and weight loss showed no abnormalities on upper gastrointestinal endoscopy and computed tomography scan, but(More)
This article features the Coronary Care Unit of The Methodist Hospital of Houston, Texas. This unit was one of the first Beacon Critical Care Units recognized by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. This article focuses on how to achieve this award. The Coronary Care Unit nursing infrastructure is described, and specific unit examples are(More)
Incontinence is associated with mental illness and neuroleptic medications but diagnosis and treatment is often poor or non-existent. Problems of incontinence are compounded in secure psychiatric services for women by poor health, obesity, and a sedentary lifestyle. Addressing the physical health of this group necessitates a more accurate picture of the(More)
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