Robert G. Moore

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PURPOSE In an effort to streamline a comparison of the effectiveness of a new lithotriptor with the standard HM3 lithotriptor (Dornier Medical Systems, Inc., Marietta, Georgia) we used a matched pair analysis design. A matched design often provides more efficient estimates (smaller variances) than an unmatched design given the same sample size. MATERIALS(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate adhesion formation after urologic laparoscopy, a multi-institutional review was conducted among adult patients who underwent a second procedure after an initial transperitoneal laparoscopic procedure. Adhesion formation after abdominal surgery remains a major cause of postoperative morbidity. Peritoneal adhesions result in(More)
In addition to a bulk energy gap, topological insulators accommodate a conducting, linearly dispersed Dirac surface state. This state is predicted to become massive if time reversal symmetry is broken, and to become insulating if the Fermi energy is positioned inside both the surface and bulk gaps. We introduced magnetic dopants into the three-dimensional(More)
The nature of the pseudogap phase of cuprate high-temperature superconductors is a major unsolved problem in condensed matter physics. We studied the commencement of the pseudogap state at temperature T* using three different techniques (angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy, polar Kerr effect, and time-resolved reflectivity) on the same optimally doped(More)
Films of iron selenide (FeSe) one unit cell thick grown on strontium titanate (SrTiO3 or STO) substrates have recently shown superconducting energy gaps opening at temperatures close to the boiling point of liquid nitrogen (77 kelvin), which is a record for the iron-based superconductors. The gap opening temperature usually sets the superconducting(More)
We characterize the occupied and unoccupied electronic structure of the topological insulator Bi2Se3 by one-photon and two-photon angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy and slab band structure calculations. We reveal a second, unoccupied Dirac surface state with similar electronic structure and physical origin to the well-known topological surface state.(More)
1. Neonate evergreen bagworms, Thyridopteryx ephemeraeformis (Haworth) (Lepidoptera: Psychidae), disperse by dropping on a strand of silk, termed silking, and ballooning on the wind. Larvae construct silken bags with fragments of plant foliage. This species is highly polyphagous, feeding on more than 125 species of woody plants of 45 families. The larvae(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Postpubertal vesicoureteral reflux is a rare occurrence. In the adolescent group, its repair can be a challenging open procedure. We present our preliminary experience with laparoscopic extravesical ureteral reimplantation for postpubertal vesicoureteral reflux. PATIENTS AND METHODS Six female patients with a mean age of 18.7 years(More)
Although research indicates that competitiveness, defined as the desire to win in interpersonal situations, is an important individual difference that influences a range of social interactions, little research has focused on competitiveness in cultures outside the United States. This study investigated competitiveness in three cultures by comparing Chinese(More)
Numerous studies have examined client use of spiritual and/or religious practices to cope with illness and adversity. This study explores social workers' use of spiritual practices as reflected in their work with palliative care clients. Survey results (n = 327) indicated significant relationships of spiritual practices such as yoga, prayer and meditation(More)