Justin Snyder

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We introduce PARMA, a system for crossdocument, semantic predicate and argument alignment. Our system combines a number of linguistic resources familiar to researchers in areas such as recognizing textual entailment and question answering, integrating them into a simple discriminative model. PARMA achieves state of the art results on an existing and a new(More)
Paradoxical hemodynamic instability is defined as unexpected hemodynamic compromise that develops in a patient after pericardial fluid drainage. The overall incidence of the condition is about 5%, and it has a high in-hospital mortality rate. The condition has been reported to occur regardless of the approach that is used to drain the fluid or the(More)
OBJECTIVE Esophageal cancer patients receiving induction chemoradiation to 41 Gy randomized to minimally invasive (MIS) esophagectomy have fewer postoperative pulmonary complications compared with those who underwent open procedures. We evaluated the feasibility of MIS Ivor Lewis esophagectomy in patients treated with induction chemoradiation to 50.4 Gy. (More)
Benign metastasizing leiomyoma (BML) is a rare cause of pulmonary nodules that occurs when uterine leiomyomas metastasize to the lung. The management of these lesions varies from resection and hysterectomy to nonsurgical treatments such as hormonal therapy. We report a case of a 45-year-old woman with multiple nodules of the right lung identified during(More)
Automatic interpretation of documents is hampered by the fact that language contains terms which have multiple meanings. These ambiguities can still be found when language is restricted to a particular domain, such as biomedicine. Word Sense Disambiguation (WSD) systems attempt to resolve these ambiguities but are often only able to identify the meanings(More)
BACKGROUND Breast infarction can occur in benign breast lesions, such as fibroadenomas, as well as healthy breast tissue, typically in the gravid or lactating patient. Few theories, however, exist to explain this unusual lesion. CASE REPORT We present a very rare case of a 27-year-old female patient with extensive, multifocal, bilateral mammary(More)
To the Editor: A 90-year-old man came to our emergency department complaining of a 3day history of progressively worsening abdominal pain. He reported that prior to the occurrence of abdominal pain, he had one loose bowel movement—but no loose bowel movements since. He denied any nausea or vomiting. Physical examination revealed the patient to be slightly(More)
Introduction Primary hyperparathyroidism is a medical condition that affects many individuals. The most common etiologies are due to benign parathyroid adenomas, parathyroid hyperplasia, and, rarely, parathyroid carcinoma (PTC). PTC accounts for 0.4% to 5.2% of all reported cases of hyperparathyroidism, which is approximately 0.2% to 0.5% of malignant(More)