Jeffrey Gold

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The basic objective of this paper is to evaluate an age-comorbidity index in a cohort of patients who were originally enrolled in a prospective study to identify risk factors for peri-operative complications. Two-hundred and twenty-six patients were enrolled in the study. The participants were patients with hypertension or diabetes who underwent elective(More)
BACKGROUND Several studies have compared outcomes for coronary-artery bypass grafting (CABG) and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), but most were done before the availability of stenting, which has revolutionized the latter approach. METHODS We used New York's cardiac registries to identify 37,212 patients with multivessel disease who underwent(More)
BACKGROUND Angiogenesis is a promising treatment strategy for patients who are not candidates for standard revascularization, because it promotes the growth of new blood vessels in ischemic myocardium. METHODS AND RESULTS We conducted a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF; 10 or 100 microg versus(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to determine the impact of diabetes mellitus (DM) on short-term mortality and morbidity in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG). BACKGROUND Diabetes mellitus is present in approximately 20% to 30% of patients undergoing CABG, and the impact of diabetes on short-term outcome is unclear. METHODS We(More)
In order to provide physicians interpreting vascular radiographic studies with normal data regarding central blood vessel size in children and to facilitate the design and adaptation of intravascular devices for pediatric use, we measured lengths and diameters of central blood vessels in 141 radiographic studies in 136 children. The diameters of the(More)
OBJECTIVES This study was designed to compare in-hospital mortality and complications and three-year mortality and revascularization for off-pump and on-pump coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery after adjusting for patient risk. BACKGROUND The use of off-pump CABG surgery has increased tremendously in recent years, but little is known about its(More)
BACKGROUND Simplified risk scores for coronary artery bypass graft surgery are frequently in lieu of more complicated statistical models and are valuable for informed consent and choice of intervention. Previous risk scores have been based on in-hospital mortality, but a substantial number of patients die within 30 days of the procedure. These deaths should(More)
This paper reviews the literature investigating antipsychotic medication effects on the neuropsychological test results of schizophrenics. A synthesis of findings suggests that specific cognitive functions are differentially affected. The toxic effects of dopamine and muscarinic blockade adversely affect find motor coordination and memory respectively. A(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to identify reasons for and predictors of readmission. BACKGROUND Short-term readmissions have been identified as an important cause of escalating health care costs, and coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery is 1 of the most expensive procedures. METHODS We retrospectively analyzed 30-day readmissions for(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this randomized clinical trial of elective coronary artery bypass grafting was to investigate whether intraoperative mean arterial pressure below autoregulatory limits of the coronary and cerebral circulations was a principal determinant of postoperative complications. The trial compared the impact of two strategies of(More)