J L Popovsky

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Twenty-five cases of extraluminal and 47 of intraluminal inferior vena caval (IVC) occlusion for management of pulmonary embolism were reviewed. A comparison of results obtained with both methods suggests that the IVC umbrella filter provides the safer, more reliable means of IVC interruption in patients whose condition fulfills the criteria for caval(More)
SEXUAL reproduction has so far been unknown among the Dinococcales, unicellular brown algae belonging to the Dinophyceae (dinoflagellates). As we report here, however, the life cycles of two members of this group, Stylodinium sphaera and Cystodinedria inermis, include a parasitic amoeboid stage which brings about vegetative reproduction and also possibly(More)
Three cases of infected vascular prosthesis in the groin were treated successfully with antibiotics, local debridement, and continuous irrigation of the area with the appropriate antibiotic solution. We describe a system developed to permit steady instillation of antibiotic solution and complete drainage by suction to remove serous and necrotic material. In(More)
Fifteen cases of gunshot wounds of the esophagus seen between the years 1970 and 1978 were reviewed, eight involving the cervical esophagus and seven involving the thoracic portion. Most common symptoms were pain, neck tenderness, dyspnea, and dysphagia. Signs observed were subcutaneous emphysema, crepitations, fever, and leukocytosis. Plain X-rays showed(More)
It is obvious from the review of the literature that most treatments for oral diseases such as lichen planus, pemphigoid, and pemphigus are based on case reports, anecdotes, and small uncontrolled studies. Efforts must be made to perform more controlled studies to evaluate the efficacy of new treatments. Small numbers of patients at each site and(More)
A left thoracotomy was performed and the thoracic aorta was occluded for 1 hr. in 7 dogs following placement of an 8 mm. right axillary-to-femoral artery shunt. Postop serial blood urea nitrogen and creatinine levels showed no significant changes and pathological examination of the kidneys at 2 weeks showed no abnormalities. Neurological deficits were not(More)