F J Silverstein

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This study describes a method of applying very thin broadband matching layers to 2 mm diameter 20 MHz transducers. Dual layer acoustic matching between the ceramic and the medium at the front face of the transducer was accomplished by selecting 1/4 wavelength glass layers from a commercial source, epoxying them to the ceramic, and vapor depositing parylene(More)
To compare the effect of maintenance bicarbonate hemodialysis on the serum anion gap (AG) and the serum HCO3, the authors retrospectively evaluated the data of 28 patients using the first-of-the-month blood chemistries. Data were available for at least 9 of the previous 12 months in each case. For the entire group, the average AG was 15.8 +/- 0.1 mEq/L and(More)
The radiation patterns of disk transducers connected in a recently reported novel manner by Laughlin, Drews, and Wilson is studied. In this connection, the back-face plating of a transducer is divided into two electrodes which constitute the only transducer-totransceiver connection, and a dual-beam radiation pattern resulted. However, we found that(More)
Whether or not an increased serum level of an unmeasured cation will reduce the anion gap (AG) depends on concomitant changes (or lack thereof) in serum unmeasured anions. In the present retrospective study, we sought to determine the effect of lithium carbonate or citrate and magnesium sulfate on the AG. Two groups of psychiatric patients whose average(More)
Two patients are described in whom regional citrate dialysis (RCD) and induced metabolic alkalosis with marked increases in serum HCO3, which were sustained during the period of repeated treatments. As currently employed, RCD of necessity delivers large amounts of potential bicarbonate (several hundred mEq) to the patient and may cause severe metabolic(More)
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