Jennifer Graff

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We treated 417 patients with upper ureteral stones with extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy. All patients with obstructing stones underwent retrograde manipulation, which was successful in 57 per cent. Management of obstructing stones in situ (215 patients) with and without decompression of the collecting system required additional treatments in 13 per(More)
The technical innovation of a low pressure generator with a standard ellipsoid installed into the Dornier HM3 lithotriptor leads to a decrease in pressure at the second focus by 30 per cent. The preliminary experience with 273 patients treated at 2 centers is presented. The success rate in terms of stone disintegration was similar compared to the old(More)
AIMS The aim of the study was to evaluate the long-term cost-effectiveness of high-dose atorvastatin when compared with generic simvastatin for secondary prevention in Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden based on the recently completed IDEAL trial. METHODS AND RESULTS The IDEAL trial showed that high-dose treatment with atorvastatin was associated with(More)
A 53-yr-old black male was admitted with peripheral vascular disease and septic shock. Appropriate cardiopulmonary resuscitation and operative intervention required the placement of multiple central venous lines. These included two subclavicular central venous pressure (CVP) catheters and one Swan-Ganz catheter (SGC). During manipulation of the SGC, it(More)
The combined use of percutaneous nephrolithotomy and extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy in patients with staghorn calculi has become an established treatment regimen. We evaluated the results of 90 staghorn calculi-bearing kidneys treated with such combination therapy after a mean follow-up of approximately 2 years. A total of 69 kidneys (76.7 per cent)(More)
We evaluated 1,003 patients treated with extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy after a mean followup of 19.1 months (range 12 to 26 months). Followup excretory urograms were normal in 97 per cent of the patients. Two-thirds of the patients reported further discharge of residual fragments, mainly during the first 3 months. Rehospitalization was necessary in(More)
Eighty-seven patients with branched renal calculi were treated by a combination of percutaneous nephrolithotomy and extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy. Stone debulking was achieved by percutaneous nephrolithotomy and residual stone fragments were destroyed by shock wave lithotripsy. Of the patients 70 (80 per cent) required 2 to 3 treatments, 12 (14 per(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether intensive statin therapy in a managed-care setting produces greater clinical benefit than more moderate statin use. METHODS Adults hospitalized for a coronary heart disease (CHD) event were identified from a longitudinal database of pharmaceutical and medical claims. Propensity scores representing a patient's likelihood of(More)
The Treating to New Targets (TNT) clinical trial found that intensive 80 mg atorvastatin (A80) treatment reduced cardiovascular events by 22% when compared to 10 mg atorvastatin (A10) treatment. We evaluated the cost-effectiveness of intensive A80 vs A10 treatment in the United Kingdom (UK), Spain, and Germany. A lifetime Markov model was developed to(More)
The antiandrogen cyproterone acetate (CA), as well as oestrogens have been reported to influence pituitary-adrenal function in prostate cancer patients, but the clinical relevance of these findings is unknown. We therefore investigated serum cortisol (F), dehydro-epiandrosterone sulphate (DS), testosterone (T) and prolactin (Prl) levels in patients treated(More)