William M. Rodgers

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OBJECTIVE To compare the outcomes of patients with ovarian tumors of low malignant potential who had complete surgical staging with those who were unstaged to determine whether the rate of recurrence or survival was affected by surgical staging. METHODS A retrospective chart review was performed on 93 consecutive patients who had surgery for(More)
This essay summarizes the main lines of research on discrimination in the housing and credit markets, and develops an explanation for the prevalence of the ongoing controversies among analysts of these phenomena. There are sizeable literatures on racial discrimination in the credit and housing markets. However, this does not mean that academic researchers(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS The best method(s) for the diagnosis of esophageal ulcers in patients with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) is unknown. METHODS Over an 8-year period, all human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients with a CD4 lymphocyte count of < or =250/mm(3) and an esophageal ulcer underwent a standard protocol consisting of 2(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)
Although personal choices, occupational crowding, and discrimination, contribute to the gender gap, the higher share of women in an occupation is still the largest contributor A ccording to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, women earned approximately 77 percent as much as men did in 1999. 1 Although the existence of the gender pay gap is well documented, the(More)
I am deeply indebted to Mwangi Githinji and James Ssemakula for exceptional computing assistance. I thank William Rodgers, William Spriggs, and two anonymous referees for their remarks. The usual disclaimers are applicable. This paper examines the interrelationships among race, culture, skill, and the distribution of wages. I utilize a three equation system(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify potential access to telemedicine follow-up of children with clefts operated on a humanitarian mission. METHODS A cross-sectional study of parents of children presenting to a humanitarian cleft lip and palate mission in a Provincial Hospital in the Philippines. A purpose designed questionnaire was used to assess access to electronic(More)
We describe a series of 8 patients who had total reconstruction of the nose during 4 separate missions to Ethiopia. The aetiology was noma (n=3), assault (n=2), acid burn (n=1), squamous cell carcinoma (n=1), and a sequela of meningococcal septicaemia (n=1). Reconstruction was with forehead flaps when adequate tissue was available (n=6) and with radial(More)
We analyze the relationship between the end of martial law in Taiwan and the structure of monthly earnings. Using 20 years of annual household survey data from Taiwan's Manpower Utilization Survey, we apply breakpoint methods on various measures of aggregate earnings inequality to test for structural change. We find that the change in regimes led to a(More)