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OBJECTIVE This study reviews the 223 consecutive mitral valve operations for ischemic mitral insufficiency performed at New York University Medical Center between January 1976 and January 1996. The results for mitral valve reconstruction are compared with those for prosthetic mitral valve replacement. METHODS From January 1976 to January 1996, 223(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the effectiveness of advances in supportive centralized care on survival and function in patients with familial dysautonomia (FD). STUDY DESIGN From September l, 1969 through January 1, 2001. Five hundred fifty-one patients with FD entered the Dysautonomia Center. We divided the group into two cohorts: the first cohort (n = 227)(More)
PURPOSE To report the 5-year results of a prospective trial of three-dimensional conformal external beam radiotherapy (3D-CRT) to deliver accelerated partial breast irradiation in the prone position. METHODS AND MATERIALS Postmenopausal patients with Stage I breast cancer with nonpalpable tumors <2 cm, negative margins and negative nodes, positive hormone(More)
Diffusion-weighted imaging plays important roles in cancer diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment. Although most applications measure restricted diffusion by tumor cellularity, diffusion-weighted imaging is also sensitive to vascularity through the intravoxel incoherent motion effect. Hypervascularity can confound apparent diffusion coefficient measurements(More)
OBJECTIVES Multidetector-row computed tomography coronary images are usually analyzed in mid-diastole (MD). Because of slow coronary motion also in end-systole (ES), we evaluated the impact on image quality of including ES images and defined an efficient reconstruction protocol. MATERIAL AND METHODS In 50 coronary multidetector-row computed tomography(More)
Translational regulation is critical in cancer development and progression. Translation sustains tumor growth and development of a tumor vasculature, a process known as angiogenesis, which is activated by hypoxia. Here we first demonstrate that a majority of large advanced breast cancers overexpress translation regulatory protein 4E-BP1 and initiation(More)
OBJECT The authors set out to evaluate the quality of life (QOL), social-emotional functioning, and behavioral functioning of children treated surgically for craniopharyngiomas. METHODS Twelve girls and 17 boys with a mean age at diagnosis of 8 +/- 3.8 years were surgically treated between 1985 and 1998 at the New York University Medical Center. After a(More)
BACKGROUND Activation of the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) signaling pathway is thought to be a key driver of tumor growth in Merlin (NF2)-deficient tumors. Everolimus is an oral inhibitor of mTOR complex 1 (mTORC1) with antitumor activity in a variety of cancers. METHODS We conducted a single-institution, prospective, 2-stage, open-label phase II(More)
OBJECTIVES we sought to determine whether patients with functional mitral regurgitation (FMR) would benefit from ventricular reshaping by the Coapsys device (Myocor, Inc., Maple Grove, Minnesota). BACKGROUND FMR occurs when ventricular remodeling impairs valve function. Coapsys is a ventricular shape change device placed without cardiopulmonary bypass to(More)
This study attempts to evaluate the clinicopathologic features of mixed subtype adenocarcinomas and the prognostic implications of histopathology classifications. Surgical specimens from 141 patients with clinical stage I or II lung adenocarcinoma during the period 1992-2004 were included. These cases were classified into four groups defined by the extent(More)