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We evaluated a virtual reality shoulder arthroscopy simulator using a standardized skills-assessment algorithm in 3 specific groups with various degrees of surgical expertise. The simulator (Mentice Corp, Gothenberg, Sweden) consists of a computer-based, dual-force feedback system with video monitor. Modeled structures include cartilage, labrum, ligaments,(More)
The appropriate irrigation fluid for use during arthroscopic procedures should be selected on the basis of fluid-tissue and fluid-instrumentation compatibility. This study describes a new irrigation fluid, Synovisol, that is isomolar, nonhemolytic, nonantigenic, has a low viscosity, and is nonconductive. The rabbit knee was used as a model to demonstrate(More)
The efficacy of an adult asthma self-management program, Wheezers Anonymous (WA), was tested utilizing 79 adult asthmatic patients. Subjects were randomly assigned to a treatment or waiting-list control group. Baseline data gathered included measures of symptom severity, health-care utilization, knowledge of asthma, attitudes about asthma, and(More)
The Asthma Problem Behavior Checklist (APBC) has proved to be an accurate and invaluable instrument for pinpointing potential behavioral problems in children with the disorder. This article presents the Revised Asthma Problem Behavior Checklist (RAPBC). The value of the RAPBC is that: (a) it has proven reliability when tested with asthmatic adults; (b) the(More)
The effect of five different irrigating fluids on the ultrastructure of articular cartilage was studied utilizing the scanning electron microscope. Gross histologic studies have shown no significant difference amongst commonly used irrigating fluids on the surface or matrix composition of articular cartilage. Recent in vivo and in vitro biochemical studies,(More)
A comprehensive biological, sediment, and water quality study of the lower Little Scioto River near Marion, Ohio, USA, was undertaken to evaluate the changes or improvements in biotic measurements following the removal of creosote-contaminated sediment. The study area covered 7.5 river miles (RMs), including a remediated section between RMs 6.0 and 6.8.(More)
Study Objectives: To assess the incidence of polysomnographically defined obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in pediatric psychiatric clinic patients reporting daytime sleepiness on questionnaire, and to identify diagnostic correlates for OSA in this grouping. Design: Prospective and observational. Setting: Outpatient pediatric psychiatry clinic, outpatient(More)
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