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BACKGROUND Atrial fibrillation is associated with higher mortality. Identification of causes of death and contemporary risk factors for all-cause mortality may guide interventions. METHODS AND RESULTS In the Rivaroxaban Once Daily Oral Direct Factor Xa Inhibition Compared with Vitamin K Antagonism for Prevention of Stroke and Embolism Trial in Atrial(More)
To determine the effect of induced polymorphic VT/VF on the cerebral circulation, transcranial Doppler (TCD) ultrasonography was used to prospectively assess changes in cerebral blood flow velocity during ICD implantation. Fourteen patients (13 men, 1 woman, mean age 58 +/- 20 years, range 34-74 years) who were survivors of an out of hospital cardiac(More)
A group of 176 patients undergoing cardiac surgery utilizing a technique of rapid core hypothermic cardioplegia with a hyperosmotic solution is presented. A cold, 2 to 4 degrees C hyperosmotic (396 mOsm) perfusate, injected under pressure, induced cardiac arrest without fibrillation within 2 to 4 seconds in every instance. At the end of each procedure,(More)
In order to determine the usefulness of Computerized Tomography (CT) scanning in making a diagnosis of dementia of the Alzheimer type, a group of patients diagnosed by NINCDS-ADRDA criteria (n = 22) were compared to a group of normal subjects (n = 49) using certain defined linear CT scan measurements. These measurements included specific measurements of the(More)
Twenty-five patients with diagnosed migraine headaches were randomly assigned to a biofeedback-assisted relaxation therapy group or to a group who relaxed on their own. This study confirmed that the biofeedback trained group significantly decreased pain and medication more than the self-relax group. The best responders were those with the more elevated(More)
The adrenal glands of twenty-six, 12- to 53-month-old, ferrets without clinical signs of adrenal disease were examined and measured by ultrasonography and the findings compared with those from gross examination and histopathology. Of 51 adrenal glands examined, 27 were normal, 23 had either nodular or diffuse cortical hyperplasia and 1 had an(More)
BACKGROUND Brain metastases of gastrointestinal origin are a rare occurrence. Radiation therapy (RT) in the form of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) or whole brain radiation therapy (WBRT) is an effective established treatment modality in either the definitive or adjuvant setting. The aim of this study is to assess the long-term clinical outcomes of patients(More)
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