Samuel Barkin

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OBJECTIVE To examine the relationships among exposure to violence; tobacco, alcohol, and other substance use; depression; church attendance; and the use of violence among very young adolescents. METHODS An 86-item confidential questionnaire was administered to 722 sixth grade students (mean age = 11.9+/-0.8 years) attending 4 middle schools serving(More)
OBJECTIVES Over the last few years, new definitions of the adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) have been introduced that potentially identify patients earlier in their course of acute lung injury. However, these definitions have never been compared with any of the older and potentially stricter definitions of ARDS to determine if similar patients are(More)
Arthroscopic surgery appears to be a safe, minimally invasive and effective method for treating internal derangements of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), reducing pain and increasing mandibular range of motion for approximately 80% of patients. Although these results are encouraging, they are largely based on retrospective, uncontrolled and short-term(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate a Social Cognitive Theory-based violence prevention curriculum among sixth-grade students. METHODS The evaluation was conducted using a quasi-experimental pretest-posttest control group design. Students were pretested 2 weeks before the intervention started and were posttested 2 weeks after it ended. The study was conducted in four(More)
Extant studies of the impact that international phenomena have on policy choices, and those focused on the political economy of exchange-rate regimes in particular, are incomplete because they do not consider the effect that reliance on global capital has on the policy preferences of domestic groups. Consequently, they cannot explain why some newly emerging(More)
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