William Blake Rodgers

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provided excellent research assistance. Opinions and errors are solely those of the authors and not of the institutions with whom the authors are affiliated. The findings and conclusions of this paper do not represent the views of the SSA, any agency of the Federal Government, or the RRC. Abstract Only a minority of American households feels " confident "(More)
The inter-rater reliability, expressed as kappa score, k, of the Engel and International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) classifications of epilepsy surgery seizure outcome has not previously been evaluated. In a consecutive series of 76 patients (40 male; 25 children), 75 undergoing resective and 1 disconnective surgery at a mean age of 27.5 years (13(More)
OBJECT because the psoas muscle, which contains nerves of the lumbar plexus, is traversed during the extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF) approach, appropriate nerve monitoring is needed to avoid nerve injury during surgery and prevent approach-related neural deficit. This study was performed to assess the effectiveness of dynamically evoked(More)
Small firms and new business creation have become potent forces of economic development in the United States. Prior to 1980, large firms created the majority of new jobs in the American economy. During the last decade, however, a major structural shift occurred. Fortune 500 companies lost 4 million jobs. At the same time, firms with fewer than 100 employees(More)
UNLABELLED Spondylolisthesis is one of the most common indications for spinal surgery. However, no one approach has been proven to be more effective in treating spondylolisthesis. Recent advances in minimally invasive spine technology have allowed for different approaches to be applied to this indication, notably extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF). The(More)
  • Shoshana Grossbard, Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes, Olivia Ekert-Jaffe, Clive Granger, Michael Grossman, David Neumark +2 others
  • 2007
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BACKGROUND Less invasive fusion approaches, such as extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF), have proliferated, but few reports have critically assessed fusion rates. To date, no studies have reported computed tomography (CT) documented fusion rates following XLIF. METHODS An institutional review board-approved prospective radiographic and CT assessment(More)
BACKGROUND The repertoire of the antigen-binding receptors originates from the rearrangement of immunoglobulin and T-cell receptor genetic loci in a process known as V(D)J recombination. The initial site-specific DNA cleavage steps of this process are catalyzed by the lymphoid specific proteins RAG1 and RAG2. The majority of studies on RAG1 and RAG2 have(More)
  • Arnab Basu, Ethel Brooks, Elizabeth King, David Kucera, Ronald Martin, Andrew Mason +9 others
  • 2006
anonymous reviewer for their helpful comments. We also thank Nursel Aydiner-Avsar for excellent research assistance. Participants at the Rutgers University School of Management and Labor Relations Proseminar, the Asia Foundation's Working Roundtable in Bangkok on the MFA Phase-Out, and the " Gender, Growth and Inequality " Panel at the 2006 ASSA meetings(More)