Mackenzie Howard

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BACKGROUND Multiple genes have been provisionally associated with Alzheimer's disease, including the coding polymorphisms in exons 8 and 13 in the low density lipoprotein receptor gene (LDLR), situated on chromosome 19p13.2. METHODS The sample groups consisted of 180 AD patients and 141 control spouses. We carried out genotyping of LDLR8 and LDLR13. (More)
Thirty-nine patients with bleeding vascular malformations were evaluated. The age range was from 3 to 78 years, with a bimodal age distribution. The younger patients had no associated diseases, while those in the older category invariably had an associated cardiac lesion (aortic stenosis in 12 patients and severe atherosclerotic disease in 11 patients).(More)
This report shows, for the first time using modern analytical techniques, highly significant age-related decreases in chromium levels in 51,665 hair, sweat, and serum samples obtained from 40,872 patients referred by their physicians to an independent medical research clinic and laboratory (r = -.598 to -.762, P < .0001 for all correlations). Males were(More)
BACKGROUND Left ventricular contractility in atrial fibrillation is known to change in a beat to beat fashion, but there is no gold standard for contractility indices in atrial fibrillation, especially those measured non-invasively. OBJECTIVE To determine whether the non-invasive index of contractility "preload-adjusted PWR(max)" (maximal ventricular(More)
Recent literature has emphasized the relationship between coronary perfusion during CPR and the success of resuscitation from prolonged arrest. In this study, aortic and right atrial pressures were monitored simultaneously during modifications of CPR. Three parameters associated with survival or coronary blood flow during CPR were measured: diastolic(More)
Background: Left ventricular contractility in atrial fibrillation is known to change in a beat to beat fashion, but there is no gold standard for contractility indices in atrial fibrillation, especially those measured non-invasively. Objective: To determine whether the non-invasive index of contractility “preload-adjusted PWRmax” (maximal ventricular power(More)
e15008 Background: Preoperative radiotherapy is the preferred treatment for stage II-III rectal cancer. This arose following publication of the results of the German Rectal Cancer Study Group. It demonstrated a statistically significantly reduced local recurrence rate, and reduced toxicity for preoperative treatment compared with postoperative treatment.(More)