Ali S Mchaourab

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ORTHOSTATIC intolerance syndrome is an unusual autonomic nervous system disorder characterized by episodic or postural tachycardia that occurs independent of alterations in arterial blood pressure and is associated with symptoms that include palpitations, tremulousness, light-headedness, fatigue, and syncope. Orthostatic intolerance syndrome is most often(More)
Management of chronic pain by intrathecal delivery is gaining increasing use. The aim of this article is to review the literature pertinent to implantable devices used for treatment of chronic pain, and to highlight what is known. Articles were obtained from Medline database and reviewed. Practical patient selection criteria, trial management, and surgical(More)
BACKGROUND Potent inhaled anesthetics degrade in the presence of the strong bases (sodium hydroxide or potassium hydroxide) in carbon dioxide (CO2) absorbents. A new absorbent, Amsorb (Armstrong Medical Ltd., Coleraine, Northern Ireland), does not employ these strong bases. This study compared the scavenging efficacy and compound A production of two(More)
PURPOSE Angioneurotic edema is a well-documented complication of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEI). We report a case of acute airway obstruction from a late-onset, probable ACEI-related angioneurotic edema and its subsequent management. CLINICAL FEATURES A 48-yr-old obese man presented for transurethral resection of a bladder tumour (TURBT).(More)
To the Editor:—The case reported by Dietrich and Smith again demonstrates that performing steroid epidural injections under fluoroscopic guidance does not absolutely prevent perforation of the dura by the needle tip, because the needle is usually advanced before the next bolus of dye is injected. Measurements of skin to epidural space in magnetic resonance(More)
In rodents, transport of large neutral amino acids (LNAAs) across the blood brain barrier (BBB) and blood-cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) barrier is mediated by high affinity carriers. Net brain LNAA levels are thought to be determined mainly by this competitive transport from plasma. Since the affinity for LNAA transport at the BBB in primates is considerably(More)
Objective.  The Specialty Care Access Network-Extension for Community Health Outcomes (SCAN-ECHO) is a video teleconferencing-based training program where primary care providers are trained by a specialty care team to provide specialty care. A multidisciplinary team of pain management specialists at the Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center established(More)
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