Lawrence E. Widman

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INTRODUCTION Delta wave morphology correlates with the site of ventricular insertion of accessory AV pathways. Because lesions due to radiofrequency (RF) current are small and well defined, it may allow precise localization of accessory pathways. The purpose of this study was to use RF catheter ablation to develop an ECG algorithm to predict accessory(More)
BACKGROUND Typical atrial flutter (AFL) results from right atrial reentry by propagation through an isthmus between the inferior vena cava (IVC) and tricuspid annulus (TA). We postulated that the eustachian valve and ridge (EVR) forms a line of conduction block between the IVC and coronary sinus (CS) ostium and forms a second isthmus (septal isthmus)(More)
BACKGROUND The Internet is a novel, rapidly growing means of worldwide public communication. METHODS We reviewed all unsolicited electronic mail and other communications from nonmedical individuals requesting medical information over a 12-month period from the physician at 1 established site on the World Wide Web. This site was the only Internet site with(More)
Chagas disease, caused by Trypanosoma cruzi, is a major neglected tropical disease affecting the Americas. The epidemiology of this disease in the United States is incomplete. We report evidence of likely autochthonous vectorborne transmission of T. cruzi and health outcomes in T. cruzi-seropositive blood donors in south central Texas, USA.
A novel method for digitizing signals contained in paper records is presented. This method is based on the use of an inexpensive optical scanner to translate the image on paper into a binary, bit map data structure. Several algorithms which recognize the signal line in the bit map and translate it into a series of numbers which are equivalent to the output(More)
Normal rat hepatocytes have been fused with highly differentiated rat hepatoma cells. Some of the hybrids express a physiologically significant level of activity of the urea cycle enzyme ornithine carbamoyltransferase (OCT), a liver-specific function not found in the hepatoma cells. These hybrids have 10% of the adult rat liver OCT specific activity,(More)