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Medical complications of cocaine abuse.
The earliest known use of cocaine, as suggested by the finding of coca leaves in the tombs of Indian mummies, was in 600 A.D.1 2 3 For centuries, the large population of Indians in Peru have chewedExpand
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Antithrombotic therapy in left ventricular thrombosis and systemic embolism.
  • L. Cregler
  • Medicine
  • American heart journal
  • 1 April 1992
Left ventricular (LV) thrombi are responsible for significant morbidity and mortality in our society. Twenty-five percent of cardiogenic emboli are associated with acute and chronic myocardialExpand
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Acute neurologic and psychiatric complications associated with cocaine abuse.
  • L. Cregler
  • Medicine
  • The American journal of medicine
  • 1 May 1988
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Adverse health consequences of cocaine abuse.
  • L. Cregler
  • Medicine
  • Journal of the National Medical Association
  • 1989
Cocaine creates a strong physical addiction and is becoming recognized as one of the most dangerous illicit drugs abused today. The myth is that cocaine is harmless and nonaddictive. An estimated 30Expand
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Cocaine: The Newest Risk Factor for Cardiovascular Disease
Summary: Cocaine‐related cardiovascular events escalated during the 1980s as cocaine became purer, cheaper, and easier to obtain. Cocaine abuse is a risk factor for myocardial ischemia and/orExpand
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Why students drop out of the pipeline to health professions careers: a follow-up of gifted minority high school students.
PURPOSE To track gifted underrepresented minority (URM) students who entered the pipeline to health professional school when they were in high school and to determine whether and why students leftExpand
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Enrichment programs to create a pipeline to biomedical science careers.
  • L. Cregler
  • Medicine
  • Journal of the Association for Academic Minority…
  • 1993
The Student Educational Enrichment Programs at the Medical College of Georgia in the School of Medicine were created to increase underrepresented minorities in the pipeline to biomedical scienceExpand
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Myopericarditis in acquired immunodeficiency syndrome diagnosed by gallium scintigraphy.
Myocarditis is among the cardiac complications of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and, yet, is often not discovered until autopsy. Gallium scintigraphy has been employed in diagnosing this entity,Expand
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Relation of acute myocardial infarction to cocaine abuse.
It is estimated that 10 million Americans have used cocaine and that 5 million use it regular1y.l Although cocaine was first introduced in 1884 as a local anesthetic, little information appeared onExpand
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Cardiovascular dangers of cocaine abuse.
T he earliest known use of cocaine dates back to 600 A.D.1,2 It is estimated that 10 million Americans have used cocaine, 5 million use it regularly and another 5,000 use it for the first time eachExpand
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