Robert M. Stein

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In this paper we study the experience of individual voters on Election Day, November 2006, with two widely used voting technologies, optically scanned paper ballots and electronic voting machines. The focus of our empirical analysis is the relationship between voting technology and several dependent conditions, including voter satisfaction with their voting(More)
Previous election reforms designed to increase turnout have often made voting more convenient for frequent voters without significantly increasing turnout among infrequent voters. A recent innovation—Election Day vote centers—provides an alternative means of motivating electoral participation among infrequent voters. Election Day vote centers are(More)
Few trials to guide clinical management of primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP) exist. This study aims to reveal current practice in the management of PSP in Switzerland, to define the level of consensus and to provide evidence in guiding clinical practice. Questionnaires were sent to 355 departments of internal medicine and surgery in Switzerland and 114(More)
Studies of contextual processes have always involved the possibility that if individuals’ aggregation into geographic units is not exogenous to their values on the dependent variable, then what appear to be “contextual processes” may be due solely to selection effects. We propose a method to test whether observed contextual effects are real or phantom.(More)
The Joint Interoperability of Tactical Command and Control Systems (JINTACCS) is a program to increase compatibility and interoperability among the command and control (C2) systems of the services and national agencies. The result of this program has been the development of 132 highly structured C2 message text formats (MTF's). The Joint Chiefs of Staff has(More)
BACKGROUND Mediastinal bronchogenic cysts are rarely diagnosed in adults, hence surgical experience is limited particularly with regard to video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery. In support of the thoracoscopic approach we report our single-center experience in this rare entity. METHODS Between June 1995 and December 2002, a nonselected series of 12(More)
A 48-year-old man presented with pain in his left shoulder radiating to the left scapula and a tingling sensation of the left arm with involvement of the fourth and fifth finger. Based on the clinical and radiologic findings, the diagnosis of Pancoast tumor of the left lung was made. Computed tomographic guided fine needle biopsy was not conclusive. A(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine the number of Latino dentists in California, identify the schools and countries where they were educated, and compare Latino dentist demographics with that of the state's new demographics. From the 2000 California Department of Consumer Affairs list of 25,273 dentists, we identified Latino U.S. dental graduates(More)
We describe the case of an 80-year-old man admitted to the hospital for the first time with chest pain and progressive respiratory difficulty. Radiographic findings of the chest showed a large, cystic mediastinal mass from the jugulum to the diaphragm. The patient's history revealed bypass operation for a benign esophageal stricture 30 years ago. During the(More)
A 73-year-old woman was admitted with bilateral pulmonary nodules, one on each side, which were suspected to be metastases of an unknown primary tumor. Enucleation of the lesion in the upper right lobe was performed. The histological examination showed a typical carcinoid tumor. A subsequent octreotid scan revealed high suspicion of a carcinoid in the left(More)
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