Gerald Craddock

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What factors regarding partnership/collaboration on a statement of AT (assistive technology) need result in students obtaining AT that they use and are satisfied in using? This is one of the questions posited in a study, which investigated both quantitatively and qualitatively the impact of assistive technology on quality of life, self-esteem and(More)
In 140 patients with chest pain quantitation of regional myocardial TI-201 activity was performed by serial scintigraphic images after treadmill exercise. Criteria for an abnormal thallium scintigram included: (a) greater than or equal to 25% persisted reduction in TI-201 uptake in anterolateral, anteroseptal, posterolateral, and inferoapical segments, or(More)
The ability of predischarge quantitative exercise thallium-201 (201T1) scintigraphy to predict future cardiac events was evaluated prospectively in 140 consecutive patients with uncomplicated acute myocardial infarction; the results were compared with those of submaximal exercise treadmill testing and coronary angiography. High risk was assigned if(More)
The sympathetic hyperactivity of congestive heart failure (CHF) may worsen cardiovascular function by down-regulation of myocardial beta-receptors. For this reason, beta blockade is proposed to be useful in CHF. Bucindolol is a new beta blocker that has intrinsic nonadrenergically-mediated vasodilation and may be valuable in treatment of CHF. To test this,(More)
The goal of this study was to determine the prognostic value of a normal exercise thallium-201 (TI-201) scintigram by quantitative criteria in a consecutive series of 349 patients with chest pain. Follow-up was obtained in 345 patients (99%) from 8 to 45 months (mean 34 +/- 7). Of these, 60% were men, 26% had typical angina, 21% had chest pain during(More)
To elucidate the functional and prognostic significance of right ventricular dysfunction after acute inferior wall myocardial infarction, 74 consecutive patients with inferior infarction were prospectively evaluated with gated equilibrium blood pool imaging at rest, submaximal exercise thallium-201 scintigraphy and coronary angiography before hospital(More)
The clinical significance of early ST segment elevation in patients with non-Q wave infarction is unknown. Therefore, 150 consecutive patients with creatine kinase isoenzyme-confirmed acute uncomplicated myocardial infarction who had ST segment elevation of 1 mm or more in at least two contiguous leads on the admission electrocardiogram were analyzed. None(More)
The long-term outcome and the significance of residual ischemic myocardium, as assessed by predischarge exercise thallium scintigraphy and vessel patency, were studied in 97 patients with single vessel coronary artery disease by angiography 12 +/- 4 days after uncomplicated myocardial infarction. During a mean follow-up period of 39 +/- 17 months, no(More)
A retrospective review was undertaken on all pediatric and reproductive-aged females who underwent cardiac surgery and required cardiopulmonary bypass from 1958 through 1986. The purpose of this study was to define the fertility of these patients after surgery and to compare their reproductive performance with that in the general population. Analysis was(More)