Frank L Ward

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Sucralfate, an agent that heals peptic ulcers in humans, has been shown to reduce aspirin-induced gastric mucosal damage in experimental animals. It has been suggested that the protective effect of sucralfate is due to stimulation of local prostaglandin production. The purpose of this study was to establish whether sucralfate was capable of reducing(More)
BACKGROUND Prolonged cardiac monitoring detects higher rates of atrial fibrillation (AF) in ischemic stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA) but is costly and has practical implications. The use of admission troponin-I (TnI) level to identify patients at high risk of delayed AF detection was investigated. METHODS Consecutive ischemic stroke and TIA(More)
Preapproval clinical trials examining the safety and efficacy of rosuvastatin demonstrated an increased incidence of proteinuria, hematuria, rhabdomyolysis, and other acute kidney injury of unknown cause at high doses. The latter cases manifested with urine sediment findings and in some cases, renal histology, indicating renal tubular injury in the absence(More)
The ability of sucralfate to prevent gastric mucosal erosions caused by long-term aspirin ingestion was studied in 19 normal human subjects. A placebo-controlled, double-blind, crossover design was used to study the capacity of 4 g sucralfate daily to lessen the noxious effect on gastric mucosa of 3.6 g aspirin daily for 14 days. Gastric mucosal injury was(More)
Successful cannulation of the arteriovenous access for patients with end-stage kidney failure to allow catheter-free hemodialysis is associated with superior patient outcomes. With an increasing rate of arteriovenous access creation, coupled with increasing dialysis patient age, the "difficult-to-cannulate" access is becoming more commonplace.(More)
Socioeconomic status (SES) has been linked to worse end-stage kidney disease survival. The effect of SES on survival on chronic dialysis, including the impact of transplantation, was examined. A retrospective, observational study investigated the association of SES with dialysis patient survival, with censoring at time of transplantation. Adult patients(More)