Abby Jacobson

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BACKGROUND Patients who receive long-term oral anticoagulant (OAC) therapy often require interruption of OAC for an elective surgical or an invasive procedure. Heparin bridging therapy has been used in these situations, although the optimal method has not been established. No large prospective studies have compared unfractionated heparin (UFH) with(More)
BACKGROUND In 1989, a group of sixty-seven asymptomatic individuals with no history of back pain underwent magnetic resonance imaging of the lumbar spine. Twenty-one subjects (31%) had an identifiable abnormality of a disc or of the spinal canal. In the current study, we investigated whether the findings on the scans of the lumbar spine that had been made(More)
The effect of exercise training on the heart rate recovery (HRR) response to submaximal effort was examined in 81 patients during 12 weeks of phase II cardiac rehabilitation. Although HRR after submaximal effort was relatively reduced in older patients with heart disease and in women, its increase during exercise training in men and women of all ages was(More)
PROBLEM Several studies have evaluated the effect of intravenous gammaglobulin (IVIG) in women with unexplained recurrent spontaneous abortions (RSA). Data regarding the underlying immunologic abnormalities in these patients is scant. This study reports the pregnancy outcome and immunologic changes observed in a large group of women with RSA associated with(More)
Middle-aged Americans have higher obesity rates than any other age group, yet little is known about age-related changes in central taste function during this critical time. Research on taste and aging has primarily focused on psychophysical responses, and on older adults. Central taste processing in middle-age has not been investigated. In the current(More)
Laparoscopic preperitoneal prosthetic repair of inguinal and femoral hernias was done in 27 patients, including 18 indirect, nine direct, and two femoral hernias. In four patients bilateral hernias were repaired simultaneously. General anesthesia with endotracheal intubation was used in all patients. Three laparoscopic cannulas were inserted. The peritoneum(More)
Equestrian perniosis (EP) is a rare condition in which patients develop tender burning nodular plaques on their bilateral thighs after riding in the cold. These lesions tend to resolve rapidly with minimal exposure to cold, and wearing loose, layered warm clothing. Unlike acral perniosis, EP has no known systemic disease associations, although 2 reported(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the incidence of fosaprepitant-associated infusion site adverse events (ISAEs) among a cohort of breast cancer patients receiving doxorubicin/cyclophosphamide (AC) chemotherapy. A retrospective review of electronic medical record (EMR) data was performed for all patients who were initiated on AC from January 2011(More)
Intra-amniotic prostaglandin F2alpha, in doses of 2.5 to 20 mg, combined with 80 gm of urea, was an effective, safe, simple, and economical midtrimester abortifacient in 115 patients. The mean abortal time, 15.8 hours, was significantly less than that in prior series in which intra-amniotic hypertonic saline or urea was administered together with constant,(More)