J M Starcevich

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The distribution of capillaries was studied in muscle biopsies in a large number of normal subjects and in patients with disuse atrophy, inflammatory myopathies, and other chronic myopathic and neurogenic disorders. The cryostat retrieval technique was used, along with capillary and muscle fiber morphometry, to quantitate capillary distribution around(More)
We report muscle biopsy abnormalities in four patients with a chronic cholestatic syndrome, low serum vitamin E levels, absent reflexes, mild limb weakness, ataxia, and sensory loss in arms and legs. Skeletal muscle fibers contained multiple autofluorescent inclusions that show strong acid phosphatase and esterase reactivity. By electronmicroscopy, the(More)
Three fiber types--coarse, granular, and fine--were readily identified in histochemical cryostat sections of human extraocular muscle (EOM). The cryostat retrieval method was utilized to identify these three fiber types in serial electron microscopic thin sections. Using morphometric techniques, five mitochondrial variables (mitochondrial volume fraction,(More)
This study quantitatively assessed skeletal muscle histopathology in 57 patients with inflammatory myopathy, including 20 patients with polymyositis (PM), 19 patients with dermatomyositis (DM), and 18 patients with evidence of an additional connective-tissue disease. No histologic criteria for invariably distinguishing patients with inflammatory myopathy(More)
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