Jesse E. Thompson

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Carotid body tumors are rare neoplasms and must be considered in the evaluation of all lateral neck masses; early surgical removal has been recommended. In this study, the medical records of 29 patients with 34 carotid body paragangliomas who were treated at our institution between 1971 and 2001 were retrospectively reviewed. An overview is provided of this(More)
OBJECTIVE The development of a safe, portable, accurate, and adaptable system to deliver nitric oxide to patients with pulmonary hypertension. DESIGN A prospective, clinical study. SETTING Tertiary care pediatric intensive care unit and cardiac catheterization laboratory. PATIENTS One hundred twenty-three patients (median age 11 months, range 1 day to(More)
Mesenteric vascular problems are infrequent, but may be catastrophic. During a 26-year period, 55 private patients were treated for the following disorders: (1) 12 patients with visceral artery aneurysms, (2) 8 with celiac compression syndrome, (3) 13 with chronic mesenteric ischemia, (4) 12 with acute mesenteric ischemia, and (5) 10 with mesenteric(More)
Regional pulmonary blood flow was investigated with radiolabeled microspheres in four supine lambs during the transition from conventional mechanical ventilation (CMV) to partial liquid ventilation (PLV) and with incremental dosing of perfluorocarbon liquid to a cumulative dose of 30 ml/kg. Four lambs supported with CMV served as controls. Formalin-fixed,(More)
Malignancies, particularly Kaposi's sarcoma and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL), are associated with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Cancer incidence among 1,073 asymptomatic HIV-infected individuals from the Pulmonary Complications of HIV Infection Study cohort, persons from six states followed from 1988 to 1994, was examined. Total cancer(More)
The effects of long-term exposure to aluminium on the development of Alzheimer-type neuropathological changes have been studied post-mortem in patients with chronic renal failure who did not have dialysis encephalopathy. Administration of aluminium-containing phosphate binding compounds appears to be a major factor in the accumulation of aluminium in the(More)
PURPOSE This study was undertaken to determine the safety and efficacy of percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) in the treatment of chronic mesenteric ischemia (CMI) in very high-risk surgical patients. METHODS Twenty-four focal mesenteric stenoses treated from 1984 to 1994 by PTA in 19 patients with CMI were reviewed. All 19 patients were(More)
OBJECTIVE We previously reported improved oxygenation, but no change, in rates of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) use or death among infants with persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn who received inhaled nitric oxide (NO) with conventional ventilation, irrespective of lung disease. The goal of our study was to determine whether(More)