Alex H Levitt

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Pleural effusion(s) can increase the pressure of an otherwise insignificant pericardial effusion to a degree that can result in cardiac tamponade. The case histories presented here illustrate the importance of recognizing this phenomenon and altering our treatment algorithm to drain the pleural effusions instead of the pericardial collections.
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS Excitotoxic and related inflammatory injury are implicated in the spiral ganglion degeneration seen with Meniere's disease and endolymphatic hydrops (ELH). Excitotoxicity is initiated with glutamate elevation and associated with downstream increases in reactive oxygen species resulting in inflammation-mediated neuronal degeneration.(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with craniofacial dysostosis may require correction for hypertelorbitism and midface hypoplasia. Traditionally, these procedures were sequential or staged, and used acute advancement with bone grafting and rigid fixation. The authors reviewed a series of combined, one-stage facial bipartition and monobloc distraction procedures using(More)
The effect of bright fluorescent light (115 fc) on oxygen-induced retinopathy in newborn kittens was compared with that of complete darkness and cyclic illumination of 12 hr of bright light (115 fc) and 12 hr of complete darkness. No significant difference was found in the extent of preretinal vasoproliferation and retinal ultrastructural findings among the(More)
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