From the Department of Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Texas.
Submitted for publication December 21, 2004.
Accepted for publication December 21, 2004.
Supported in part by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Innovators Combatting Substance Abuse grant 046488.
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