Richard L. Mowery

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A series of chemoselective polymers had been designed and synthesized to enhance the sorption properties of polymer coated chemical sensors for polynitroaromatic analytes. To evaluate the effectiveness of the chemoselective coatings, a polynitroaromatic vapor test bed was utilized to challenge polymer coated surface acoustic wave (SAW) devices with(More)
To test for environmental persistence in order to determine the potential of carbonic anhydrase inhibitors as larvicides, the decomposition and degradation of samples containing methazolamide (MTZ) and acetazolamide (ACZ) in aqueous solution were monitored under different conditions. Additionally, nontarget species impact was assessed in an acute toxicity(More)
Summary: The age-, race-, and sex-specific distributions for plasma cholesterol (CH) and triglyceride (TG) are described for the 13,655 individuals under 20 years of age who were examined at the first visit (visit I) of the Prevalence Study of the Lipid Research Clinics (LRC) Program. Composite findings are presented from the seven North American LRC's(More)
This article describes the trial design and baseline results for the Silicone Study, a multicenter, randomized surgical trial designed to compare the effectiveness of silicone fluid versus long-acting gas in the treatment of proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR). Design features include (1) standardization of the surgical protocol to reduce intersurgeon(More)
The relationship between high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol and educational level was examined in 2182 white females and 2368 white males ages 20-59 years in nine North American populations surveyed by the Lipid Research Clinics Program. Mean HDL cholesterol values were positively associated with reported educational achievement. Among females of(More)
The Multicenter Trial of Cryotherapy for Retinopathy of Prematurity (CRYO-ROP) is a randomized clinical trial sponsored by the National Eye Institute (NEI) designed to test whether cryotherapy applied to eyes of premature infants with a specified extent of stage 3+ ROP significantly decreases the incidence of an unfavorable outcome. An unfavorable outcome(More)
Preliminary data on plasma high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, total cholesterol and triglyceride levels in 2565 teenage Jerusalem residents attending a military medical examination were analyzed. Mean HDL cholesterol levels were highest among male and female subjects whose fathers had immigrated from Europe and the Americas and lowest in those of(More)
Two cataract-free-zone projects, one in Brazil and the other in Peru, were designed to provide surgery to all those who need and want it within a defined geographic area. In-home visual acuity screening was accepted by three-fourths of the enumerated population aged 50 years or more. Those with reduced bilateral visual acuity were referred to a community(More)
The salient characteristics of the Lipid Research Clinics (LRC) Program Prevalence Study are presented, including an overview of its structure, the populations included and the common procedures used. Highlighted are the two sequential screening examinations that included 68,317 participants in 12 LRCs in the U.S. Canada and the U.S.S.R. for the first(More)