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BACKGROUND Little is known about the diagnostic usefulness of 201Tl scintigraphy for detecting asymptomatic coronary artery disease in apparently healthy men. We thus evaluated planar 201Tl exercise myocardial scintigraphy in 845 asymptomatic male military aircrew undergoing coronary arteriography because of abnormal noninvasive tests suggesting possible(More)
The purpose of this study was to compare the detection of interstitial lung abnormalities on video display workstation monitors between radiologists experienced with video image interpretation and radiologists who lack this experience. Twenty-four patients with interstitial lung abnormalities documented by high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) and lung(More)
PURPOSE To localize in the brain using positron emission tomography neuroimaging with (18)fluorodeoxyglucose [PET ((18)FDG)] differences in glucose metabolism between patients with essential blepharospasm (EB) and controls. DESIGN Prospective case-control study. METHODS Positron emission tomography neuroimaging with (18)fluorodeoxyglucose was performed(More)
BACKGROUND Recent and dramatic therapeutic advances, aggressive care of the elderly, and a heightened awareness of secondary prevention have had a significant, albeit incompletely described, impact on cardiac rehabilitation (CR) programs. The authors did a retrospective analysis on 1,848 patients from their phase II CR program that were treated over the(More)
Air transportation has been the primary method of moving patients by the armed services of the United States since 1949. It is fast, reliable, and allows for centralized medical care. Aeromedical Evacuation (AE), performed by the U.S. Air Force under Department of Defense directive, was intended as a method to transport medically stable patients. Modern(More)
BACKGROUND Military aircrew with minimal coronary artery disease (MCAD) may be restricted from flying high-performance aircraft due to possible ischemia during high +Gz. An animal model is presented to provide ischemia data for a more informed decision. METHODS There were 18 swine that were placed on a high cholesterol/high fat diet for up to 57 wk. Five(More)
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