Robert Wiesen

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The Wang Anxiety Rating Scale (WARS) was designed to evaluate degrees of anxiety in patients receiving anxiolytic medication. WARS contains 12 pertinent symptoms of anxiety: nervousness, restlessness, excitability, irritability, worrying, disturbed concentration, palpitation, insomnia, hostility, tremors, smoking, and excessive perspiration. Frequently(More)
The safety and value of naloxone as a therapeutic aid was demonstrated in a large population of narcotic dependent persons over a two-year period. Naloxone was used to precipitate the narcotic withdrawal syndrome. This withdrawal syndrome was rated according to a previously developed scale. Retrospectively, naloxone rating scores were correlated with the(More)
We assessed human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) antibody prevalence and drug-using behaviors among intravenous drug abusers (IVDAs) enrolled in Milwaukee drug treatment programs. Six (2.3%) of 266 study participants were positive for HIV antibody by Western blot assay. A history of needlesharing was reported by 91% of participants, injection of drugs within(More)
Although anxiolytic sedatives are widely used in clinical practice, the methodology for assessing treatment effect of these compounds has not been well developed. The present double-blind study was designed to refine methodology for evaluating anxiolytics. Choice of rating scale, patient selection, maintenance of the double-blind status, the subjects'(More)
Over the last ten years, much progress has been achieved in intensive care medicine. Large randomized studies, most often their multicentric, were performed and their results were translated into rules to be followed for the most appropriate treatment of life-threatening organ failures. The place of non-invasive ventilation in the management of hypercapnic(More)
Many graduating dentists leave dental school feeling that they are not prepared to start and run a dental practice. The aim of this pilot study was to explore the knowledge and perceptions dental graduates have in the area of practice management. A twenty-item survey was mailed in the fall of 2008 to nearly half of the University of Michigan dental school(More)
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