Jules Horowitz

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Primary tumors of the brachial plexus are unusual. We describe a patient with a large schwannoma of the lower trunk of the brachial plexus that had the radiologic appearance of an apical lung mass. Use of a posterior subscapular approach as well as intraoperative nerve action potential recording permitted resection with spared function.
PURPOSE Data are unavailable for rational selection of pulse sequences to assess postinfarction myocardial viability in rodents at high field strength. We implemented a widely used clinical inversion recovery (IR) sequence at 4.7T and compared the results to a heavily T1-weighted cine FLASH sequence (T1-CF) for assessment of infarction size. MATERIALS AND(More)
Many end stage renal disease (ESRD) patients suffer from anemia due to insufficient endogenous production of erythropoietin (EPO). The discovery of recombinant human EPO (rHuEPO) over 30 years ago has shifted the treatment of anemia for patients on dialysis from blood transfusions to rHuEPO therapy. Many anemia management protocols (AMPs) used by clinicians(More)
To determine if ulcer location and other clinical factors affect the hospital course and early outcome of patients with perforated peptic ulcers in the decade since the introduction of H2 receptor antagonists, the records of 80 patients with perforated peptic ulcers were analyzed. Demographic factors, clinical features, and the outcome of patients with(More)
The growth factor requirements of cloned lines representing two major subsets of CD4+ T cells were examined. The helper subset, which produces IL-4 as its autocrine growth factor, proliferates in response to IL-2 or to IL-4 in the presence of IL-1. The inflammatory subset, which produces IL-2 as its autocrine growth factor, proliferates in response to IL-2(More)
After total laryngectomy, the cricopharyngeus muscle, when intact, appears to inhibit the free flow of saliva and secretions past the pharyngeal repair into the upper esophagus. The authors hypothesize that cricopharyngeus myotomy reduces sphincteric pressure, thereby diminishing forces against the pharyngeal suture line. Peak pharyngeal pressures were(More)
The growth of T lymphocytes is dependent on the T-cell growth factor interleukin 2 (IL-2), which causes T cells bearing high-affinity receptors for IL-2 to proliferate. Most cloned helper-T-cell lines can be shown to both produce and respond to IL-2; thus, growth of such cells is by an autocrine mechanism. We report that the failure of the cloned murine(More)
Vocal fold paralysis most commonly results from injury to the recurrent laryngeal nerve. The length of time required for denervation atrophy would be useful in planning reinnervation procedures. Given the absence of long-term data on the status of the canine posterior cricoarytenoid muscle following denervation, this study was undertaken. The results(More)