Thomas J. Kiresuk

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A single-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study was performed to evaluate auricular acupuncture (AAc) in the treatment of cocaine addiction. Two linked but concurrent studies were done. In Study 1, residential clients (N = 236) were randomized to true acupuncture (Ac), sham Ac, and conventional treatment without Ac. Treatment group subjects received Ac(More)
We report clinical data on the efficacy of acupuncture for alcohol dependence. 503 patients whose primary substance of abuse was alcohol participated in this randomized, single blind, placebo controlled trial. Patients were assigned to either specific acupuncture, nonspecific acupuncture, symptom based acupuncture or convention treatment alone. Alcohol use(More)
Goal attainment scaling (GAS) is a method of measurement that attempts to tailor measures to the relevant and often unique characteristics of an event, individual, program, or organization. The general approach is common in industry, management, service delivery, and most forms of contractual arrangements or agreements. GAS has quantification(More)
The criteria for acceptance of candidates for renal transplantation varies throughout the United States. The Patient Care and Education Committee of the American Society of Transplant Physicians conducted a survey of all U.S. centers that participate in the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) concerning their evaluation of adult candidates for kidney(More)
Several models of knowledge transfer and utilization (KTU) have summarized the experience and judgement of experts. This article considers research issues related to these models from two points of view: (1) the models and their contents probably contain nonspecific treatment characteristics that should be accounted for in their use; and (2) the models(More)
BACKGROUND Patient use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is on the rise. With millions of Americans using CAM, it has become imperative from the public health point of view to undertake a coordinated research effort that will thoroughly evaluate the role and effectiveness of CAM modalities. METHODS We developed a prospective data-collection(More)
The incidence and mortality rates of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) continue to rise as patients age. The clinical presentation of CAP is variable; therefore, diagnosis can be challenging. Clinicians must rely on a careful history and physical examination when choosing empirical antibiotic treatment. Using current guidelines, this article discusses the(More)