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Radiation-related ulcers of the chest wall provide a great challenge to reconstructive surgeons because of the necessity of protecting the underlying vital structures and the difficulty in repairing irradiated tissues. To evaluate the efficacy of treatment, 24 patients who underwent reconstruction of radiation related ulcers of the chest wall were(More)
Numerous investigators have demonstrated the development of hydronephrosis and renal deterioration in patients with myelomeningocele who have high pressure bladders. By drawing blood at sequential intervals during 99mtechnetium-diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid renal scanning we are able to generate nuclide clearance curves that correlate well with(More)
The noninvasive diagnosis of coronary artery disease in the elderly can occasionally be difficult. Intravenous dipyridamole-thallium imaging is a potentially useful diagnostic test to determine presence and severity of coronary disease; however, the safety of the procedure has not been determined in an older population. The side effect profile and frequency(More)
Thallium-201 myocardial perfusion scintigraphy is reported to be a less accurate diagnostic test for coronary artery disease in women than in men. We retrospectively analyzed 34 Tl-201 studies obtained in 28 symptomatic women and compared them with those obtained in 32 men during the same interval. Three criteria were tested: criterion 1 was defined as(More)