1. Effect of evidence and changes in reimbursement on the rate of arthroscopy for osteoarthritis.

    American Journal of Sports Medicine 41(5):1039 (2013) PMID 23460330

    The efficacy of arthroscopic debridement or lavage for knee osteoarthritis (OA) was cast into doubt after publication of several randomized controlled trials beginning in 2002. The authors set out to determine whether evidence of ineffectiveness, along with subsequent changes in reimbursement, w...
  2. Effect of evidence and changes in reimbursement on the rate of arthroscopy for osteoarthritis.

    American Journal of Sports Medicine 41(5):1039 (2013) PMID 23460330

    The efficacy of arthroscopic debridement or lavage for knee osteoarthritis (OA) was cast into doubt after publication of several randomized controlled trials beginning in 2002. The authors set out to determine whether evidence of ineffectiveness, along with subsequent changes in reimbursement, w...
  3. Management patterns in acute low back pain: the role of physical therapy.

    Spine 37(9):775 (2012) PMID 21099735 PMCID PMC3062937

    Retrospective cohort study. To evaluate the relationship between early physical therapy (PT) for acute low back pain and subsequent use of lumbosacral injections, lumbar surgery, and frequent physician office visits for low back pain. Wide practice variations exist in the treatment of acute low ...
  4. Management patterns in acute low back pain: the role of physical therapy.

    Spine 37(9):775 (2012) PMID 21099735 PMCID PMC3062937

    Retrospective cohort study. To evaluate the relationship between early physical therapy (PT) for acute low back pain and subsequent use of lumbosacral injections, lumbar surgery, and frequent physician office visits for low back pain. Wide practice variations exist in the treatment of acute low ...
  5. Phenotype-genotype correlations in mouse models of amelogenesis imperfecta caused by Amelx and Enam mutations.

    Cells Tissues Organs 196(5):420 (2012) PMID 22759786 PMCID PMC3718574

    Mutations in human and in mouse orthologous genes Amelx and Enam result in a diverse range of enamel defects. In this study we aimed to investigate the phenotype-genotype correlation between the mutants and the wild-type controls in mouse models of amelogenesis imperfecta using novel measurement...
  6. Comparative effectiveness of ventral vs dorsal surgery for cervical spondylotic myelopathy.

    Neurosurgery 68(3):622 (2011) PMID 21164373

    Cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) is the most common cause of spinal cord dysfunction. To determine the feasibility of a randomized clinical trial comparing the clinical effectiveness and costs of ventral vs dorsal decompression with fusion surgery for treating CSM. A nonrandomized, prospect...
  7. Comparative effectiveness of ventral vs dorsal surgery for cervical spondylotic myelopathy.

    Neurosurgery 68(3):622 (2011) PMID 21164373

    Cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) is the most common cause of spinal cord dysfunction. To determine the feasibility of a randomized clinical trial comparing the clinical effectiveness and costs of ventral vs dorsal decompression with fusion surgery for treating CSM. A nonrandomized, prospect...
  8. Deposition of electrospun fibers on reactive substrates for in vitro investigations.

    Tissue Engineering, Part C: Methods 15(1):77 (2009) PMID 19072662

    Recent in vitro studies with electrospun nanofibers have used a range of techniques. The in vitro system presented in this article describes electrospun fibers deposited onto chemically reactive substrates to provide fiber adherence and surface chemistry control of the substrate. Fibers of poly(...
  9. Growing up in a violent society: longitudinal predictors of violence in Colombian adolescents.

    American Journal of Community Psychology 40(1-2):82 (2007) PMID 17562159

    Although violence and homicide are more prevalent in Colombia, South America than the US, the role of psychosocial factors in the violent behavior of Colombian adolescents remains unclear. The aim of this longitudinal study was to examine the interrelation of domains of personality, familial, pe...
  10. BRIEF REPORT: Patient-physician agreement as a predictor of outcomes in patients with back pain.

    Journal of General Internal Medicine 20(10):935 (2005) PMID 16191141 PMCID PMC1490226

    To determine whether a patient-physician agreement instrument predicts important health outcomes. Three hundred eighty patients with back pain were enrolled in a comparison of rapid magnetic resonance imaging with standard x-rays. One month later, patients rated agreement with their physician in...
  11. BRIEF REPORT: Patient-physician agreement as a predictor of outcomes in patients with back pain.

    Journal of General Internal Medicine 20(10):935 (2005) PMID 16191141 PMCID PMC1490226

    To determine whether a patient-physician agreement instrument predicts important health outcomes. Three hundred eighty patients with back pain were enrolled in a comparison of rapid magnetic resonance imaging with standard x-rays. One month later, patients rated agreement with their physician in...
  12. Rapid magnetic resonance imaging vs radiographs for patients with low back pain: a randomized controlled trial.

    JAMA 289(21):2810 (2003) PMID 12783911

    Faster magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanning has made MRI a potential cost-effective replacement for radiographs for patients with low back pain. However, whether rapid MRI scanning results in better patient outcomes than radiographic evaluation or a cost-effective alternative is unknown. To...
  13. Rapid magnetic resonance imaging vs radiographs for patients with low back pain: a randomized controlled trial.

    JAMA 289(21):2810 (2003) PMID 12783911

    Faster magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanning has made MRI a potential cost-effective replacement for radiographs for patients with low back pain. However, whether rapid MRI scanning results in better patient outcomes than radiographic evaluation or a cost-effective alternative is unknown. To...
  14. Maternal correlates of toddler insecure and dependent behavior.

    Journal of Genetic Psychology 164(1):72 (2003) PMID 12693745

    The present study was designed to examine the relationship between characteristics of mothers and their toddler's insecure and dependent behavior. The authors studied 254 2-year-old toddlers and their mothers via a structured questionnaire administered to the mothers in their homes. The extent t...
  15. Coping in adolescent children of HIV-positive and HIV-negative substance-abusing fathers.

    Journal of Genetic Psychology 163(1):5 (2002) PMID 11952264

    The authors examined coping in the adolescent children of drug-abusing fathers who have, or are at risk for contracting, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The ability to cope is an important factor in the adolescent's own risk behaviors, including drug use and associated problems. Each father ...
  16. Intergenerational transmission of risks for problem behavior.

    Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology 30(1):65 (2002) PMID 11930973

    The intergenerational transmission of risk factors for problem behaviors was examined across three generations. Two hundred fifty-four 2-year-old toddlers, one or two of their parents, and one grandmother of each toddler were studied. Grandmothers and parents were individually interviewed. Data ...
  17. Underuse and overuse of diagnostic testing for coronary artery disease in patients presenting with new-onset chest pain∗∗ Access the “Journal Club” discussion of this paper at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/ajmselect/

    The American Journal of Medicine 106(4):391 (1999)

    PURPOSE: To determine the extent of overuse and underuse of diagnostic testing for coronary artery disease and whether the socioeconomic status, health insurance, gender, and race/ethnicity of a patient influences the use of diagnostic tests. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: We identified patient...
  18. African-American and Puerto Rican Drug Use: A Longitudinal Study

    Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adol... 36(9):1260 (1997)

    Objective To examine the interrelationship of acculturation, family, personality, ecology, and peer domains measured in adolescence as they impact drug use 5 years later and to assess the role of family variables as buffers against personality risks.
  19. Young Adult Drug Use and Delinquency: Childhood Antecedents and Adolescent Mediators

    Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adol... 35(12):1584 (1996)

    Objective The aims of this study were (1) to examine the childhood, early adolescent, and late adolescent predictors of young adult drug use and delinquency; and (2) to explore the effects of drug use on delinquent behavior.
  20. Aggression, Intrapsychic Distress, and Drug Use: Antecedent and Intervening Processes

    Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adol... 34(8):1076 (1995)

    Objective To explore the interrelation of childhood aggression, early and late adolescent intrapsychic distress, unconventionality, and drug use.