James J. Fallon

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Long-term glucocorticoid (GC) therapy has been instrumental in decreasing morbidity and mortality in a variety of chronic inflammatory diseases, including persistent asthma. Long-term GC therapy is also widely prescribed for COPD. One of the important and often unrecognized side effects of chronic GC therapy is secondary osteoporosis. The risk of GC-induced(More)
Malondialdehyde (MDA)-modified low density lipoprotein (LDL) can stimulate the accumulation of cholesteryl esters in cultured macrophages through its interaction with specific scavenger receptors. It has been speculated that such interaction occurs in vivo thus contributing to the formation of foam cells within atherosclerotic lesions. This report describes(More)
A 91-year-old man with chronic incontinence managed by indwelling catheter was hospitalized for investigation of fever, hypotension, and cloudy urine. Dopamine was administered to maintain adequate blood pressure, and cefazolin and tobramycin were given for presumed urosepsis. Persistent bradycardia suggested hypothyroidism, but laboratory data were(More)
The transmission of broadcast data, such as financial data and news feeds, is accelerated over a communication channel using data compression and decompression to provide secure transmission and transparent multiplication of commnnication bandwidth, as well as reduce latency. Broadcast data may include packets having fields. Encoders associated with(More)
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