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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Distraction osteogenesis (DO) has been used to gain height in short statured individuals. However, there have been no studies comparing the clinical outcome of limb lengthening based on the etiology of the short stature. We assessed whether different underlying diagnoses are associated with varied clinical outcomes in these patients.(More)
This study examines the power of seven demographic variables to predict the extent to which nursing-home staff offer empathy in their interactions with nursing-home residents. Behavioral observations, found to have rater-to-rater reliability, were utilized. Of the seven predictor variables (sex, age, employment status, length of work experience, education,(More)
A sample of 90 students enrolled in a graduate program in adult education completed three instruments examining adult education philosophies during a related course. There were no significant differences between the nurse educators and the non-nurses on any of the three instruments or on any of their components. This finding contradicts previous research(More)
Enterococcal meningitis is a rare complication of neurosurgical procedures. We present a patient who developed vancomycin-resistant enterococcal ventriculitis - meningitis after a brain tumor resection and ventriculoperitoneal shunt placement, treated successfully with intrathecal streptomycin through bilateral cerebrospinal fluid drainage catheters in(More)
Tone management is one of the primary roles of a pediatric physiatrist. Hypertonicity frequently inhibits normal movement patterns in children with central nervous system lesions but at times can reinforce muscle group firing and be useful for a child's function. Treatment approaches should be individualized based on functional goals, degree of impairment,(More)
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