Mark A Peterman

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Sixty-four slice computed tomographic coronary angiography (CTCA) is being used more often in the evaluation of patients with chest pain. The strength of this test is its high specificity and negative predictive value in exclusion of coronary artery disease (CAD). Its use remains controversial because there are theoretical risks of radiation, additional(More)
Early in infection of Bacillus subtilis by bacteriophage SPO1, the synthesis of most host-specific macromolecules is replaced by the corresponding phage-specific biosyntheses. It is believed that this subversion of the host biosynthetic machinery is accomplished primarily by a cluster of early genes in the SPO1 terminal redundancy. Here we analyze the(More)
Findings in a 19-year-old man with anterior wall acute myocardial infarction and total occlusion of the left anterior descending coronary artery associated with protein C deficiency are described. In addition, 5 previously reported patients with similar findings are summarized.
Ascending aortic pseudoaneurysm (AAP) is a rare but serious complication after cardiothoracic surgery. Patients typically present with chest pain, fever, or mass effects, but asymptomatic individuals with abnormal imaging results have been reported. Currently, there are no established guidelines regarding the management of AAP, but most authors recommend(More)
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