Andrew L Paris

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BACKGROUND Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is often associated with recurrent hospitalizations. This study aimed to identify factors related to COPD rehospitalization. METHODS A national US claims database was used to identify patients, aged ≥40 years, hospitalized for COPD. Their first COPD-related hospital admission date in 2009 was set as(More)
Pathologic changes in 12 fatal cases of toxic shock syndrome occurred in the vagina, cervix, lung, liver, and kidney. Desquamation and ulceration of the cervical and vaginal mucosa were seen in all six cases where adequate specimens were submitted. Hyaline membrane formation characteristic of "shock lung" was found in all lung tissues. Periportal(More)
The Cancer and Steroid Hormone Study, a multicenter, population-based, case-control study of ovarian, breast, and endometrial cancer in women 20 to 54 years of age, permitted the diagnoses of contributing pathologists to be compared with those of a panel of three gynecologic pathologists. A diagnosis of ovarian cancer was made by contributing pathologists(More)
We studied the cases of 17 individuals who died suddenly of ventricular arrhythmia after prolonged use (median 5 months) of very low calorie weight reduction regimens consisting entirely or largely of protein. The deaths appeared to be independent of type of medical supervision received during the diet, daily dosage of potassium supplementation, and(More)
Hepatic dearterialization was performed on four patients in an attempt to provide symptomatic relief from metastic carcinoma in the liver. Interruption of hepatic arterial blood supply causes necrosis in larger metastatic tumor deposits, but very small nodules are unaffected by the procedure; this observation supports experimental studies on tumor(More)
Five cases of dearterialization of the liver for metastatic cancer are presented. Subjective and objective improvement was accomplished in three patients. Pre- and postoperative arteriography demonstrates the extent of devascularization and the routes of reestablished collateral. Microscopic studies demonstrated effects on tumor and on hepatic parenchyma(More)
The case reported represents an unusual mode of transmission of tularemia from cat to man, with fatal outcome. The use of the modified Dieterle spirochete stain demonstrated F tularensis in tissue when all other routine stains failed. Direct immunofluorescent staining confirmed the presence of the organism in tissue sections. F tularensis and the etiologic(More)
ventricular arrhythmias in the late myocardial infarction period. 1. Conduction characteristics in the infarction zone. Circulation 55: 686, 1977 7. El-Sherif N, Hope RR, Scherlag BJ, Lazzara R: Re-entrant ventricular arrhythmias in the late myocardial infarction period. 2. Patterns of initiation and termination of re-entry. Circulation 55: 702, 1977 28.(More)