J V Carpenter

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While problems with sleep and energy level (ie fatigue) are commonly reported during recovery from bone marrow transplantation (BMT), little in-depth information regarding these two problem areas in BMT patients is available. Using both questionnaire and telephone interview methods, information regarding current sleep and energy level problems was obtained(More)
Sudden strenuous exercise (SSE) has been shown to produce ischemic electrocardiographic (ECG) responses, abnormalities of myocardial blood flow, and decreases in left ventricular ejection fraction. Prior exercise taken as warm-up has been shown to ameliorate the ECG and myocardial blood flow abnormalities induced by SSE. The purpose of this study was to(More)
In this study, first-pass radionuclide angiography (FPRNA) was performed using a digital single-crystal gamma camera. Twenty-nine men and six women (ages 43-80, mean 61 yr) underwent FPRNA in the supine position immediately prior to cardiac catheterization. Total counts/sec in the whole field-of-view in the right ventricular phase were 150,352 +/- 26,006.(More)
Eleven patients without significant coronary artery disease (CAD) (group A), 22 patients with significant CAD and no prior myocardial infarction (MI) (group B), and 10 patients with CAD and a previous MI (group C) were imaged at rest, at peak exercise and immediately after exercise by first-pass radionuclide angiography. At peak exercise, mean left(More)
This report describes the preliminary results from a randomized study comparing megestrol acetate with tamoxifen in the treatment of postmenopausal women with advanced breast cancer, correlating estrogen receptors (ER) and progesterone receptor (PgR) status with response. Patients received megestrol acetate (40 mg) orally four times daily or tamoxifen (10(More)
Strenuous exercise without warm-up has been shown to produce ischemia-like electrocardiographic (ECG) abnormalities in 60-70% of healthy subjects. These abnormalities appeared to be related to the development of an unfavorable myocardial supply/demand balance and, in chronically instrumented dogs, to transient decreases in coronary blood flow. A mechanism(More)
Hormonal therapy is very effective in the treatment of patients with metastatic breast cancer. Response to various therapies leads to improved quality of life and prolonged survival. This clinical trial compared two commonly utilized additive hormonal agents, tamoxifen citrate and megestrol acetate (Megace). Preliminary data indicate equal efficacy and(More)
Hemorrhagic shock appears to predispose patients to subsequent sepsis. This study examined the effect of different resuscitation fluids on macrophage function following hemorrhagic shock. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were bled to a blood pressure of 50 mmHg for 60 min and then resuscitated with 6% hydroxyethyl starch (HES) or Lactated Ringers (LR). Phagocytic(More)
To evaluate the effects of chronic physical exercise on left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) and ejection rate (LVER), radionuclide angiography was performed at rest and during upright-bicycle exercise in 45 healthy men. The subjects varied widely in exercise habits and working capacity. They were divided into three subgroups on the basis of habitual(More)