Alison G Wilcox

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Sarcoidosis is a disease that exhibits extremely heterogeneous clinical manifestations. Although the lungs are the most commonly involved organs, the extension of the granulomatous process may also affect the bones. Almost any bone can be involved; curiously, the small bones of the hands and feet are most frequently affected. Diagnosis and recognition of(More)
The clinical manifestations of coronary artery anomalies vary in severity, with some anomalies causing severe symptoms and cardiovascular sequelae and others being benign. Cardiovascular computed tomography (CT) has emerged as the standard of reference for identification and characterization of coronary artery anomalies. Therefore, it is important for the(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Although plasma total homocysteine (tHcy) levels are associated with cardiovascular disease, it remains unclear whether homocysteine is a cause or a marker of atherosclerotic vascular disease. We determined whether reduction of tHcy levels with B vitamin supplementation reduces subclinical atherosclerosis progression. METHODS In(More)
OBJECTIVE Myocardial infarctions (MIs) are frequently evident on routine chest or abdominal CT, even when studies are not performed for cardiac-specific indications. However, the telltale signs of an MI may be easily overlooked. Herein, we present the spectrum of appearances of MIs, including areas of fat attenuation, myocardial calcifications, focal areas(More)
The purpose of this study was to illustrate high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) findings in symptomatic adult Gaucher's disease patients. Five adult patients with Gaucher's disease experienced dyspnea. These patient were first evaluated by chest X-ray (CXR) followed by HRCT. The chest X-ray on one patient demonstrated a calcified granuloma. Two(More)
Cardiovascular computed tomographic angiography (CCTA) provides an understanding of the three-dimensional (3D) coronary artery anatomy in relation to cardiovascular thoracic structures important to the surgical management of anomalous coronary arteries (ACAs). Although some ACA variants are not clinically significant, others can lead to ischemia/infarction,(More)
OBJECTIVE We report a single-center experience using the hybrid procedure, consisting of open debranching, followed by endovascular aortic repair, for treatment of arch/proximal descending thoracic/thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms (TAAA). METHODS From 2005 to 2010, 51 patients (33 men; mean age, 70 years) underwent a hybrid procedure for arch/proximal(More)
  • A G Wilcox
  • Current opinion in pulmonary medicine
  • 1999
Recently, with radiology some advances have been made in the care of patients with interstitial lung disease, predominately through the use of high-resolution computed tomography. This technique is helpful not only in the diagnosis of interstitial lung disease, but also in patient follow-up and management. Other techniques, including nuclear medicine and(More)
Background Computerized tomography angiography is an important tool for endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm planning. This study aimed to evaluate the utility of computerized tomography angiography using direct intra-aortic injection of low volume of iodinated contrast in patients being considered for endovascular repair of abdominal aortic(More)