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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the safety and efficacy of 60 Hz deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the globus pallidus internus (GPi) in 15 consecutive patients with primary dystonia. METHODS We conducted a retrospective analysis of clinic charts relative to 15 consecutive patients with medically refractory primary dystonia who underwent stereotactic implantation of(More)
were performed in 85 patients after saphenous vein aortocoronary bypass surgery. In a prior study (< 2 weeks postoperative) of 570 patients with 1197 grafts, arteriography revealed 89.6% early patency of grafts. Late follow-up in 85 patients discharged with all grafts patent revealed 92.2% still patent, an annual mean graft attrition rate (percent of grafts(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine whether metallothionein (MT) protein expression is associated with clinical outcomes in patients with transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) of the bladder. METHODS Archival pathologic radical cystectomy and transurethrally resected specimens and medical charts were reviewed for 123 patients with TCC. Patients were divided into groups(More)
AIMS To determine the prognostic value of transrectal ultrasound (TRUS)-detected extraprostatic disease for prostate cancer in patients receiving radical external-beam radiation therapy (EBRT). MATERIALS AND METHODS A chart review of 181 patients treated with radical EBRT for prostate cancer was conducted. All patients underwent TRUS assessment by one(More)
Of eight children aged 3 to 15 years with surgical correction of severe supravalvular aortic stenosis, 6 were evaluated 7 to 44 months later by repeat cardiac catheterization and aortography. Prosthetic patch angioplasty was performed in all cases. Preoperative systolic gradients ranged from 40 to 90 mm Hg (average 70); postoperative gradients ranged from 0(More)
During a 4 year period 11 patients underwent 12 operations for pulmonary aspergillomas. The usual reason for operation was hemoptysis--massive or moderate. There was one death after operation and two complications. One patient since has an aspergilloma on the opposite side and has recurrent hemoptysis. There may be an increasing incidence of aspergillomas(More)
BACKGROUND Between 1989 and 1992 100 consecutive patients aged 80 or older underwent isolated coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in our institution. Eighty-six percent had angina grade III or IV symptoms. METHODS Emergency surgery was required in 31, urgent surgery in 30, and elective surgery in 39 patients. The average left ventricular ejection(More)
From 1970 to 1978, 79 patients (Group 1) underwent combined valve replacement and coronary bypass operation. They were compared with 79 consecutive subsequent patients (Group 2) undergoing similar valve replacement. In Group 1, 73% were men compared with 48% in Group 2. The average age in Group 1 was 60 years (range, 42 to 84 years) and in Group 2, 57 years(More)