Mary Jo Rohrer

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A young patient with testicular germ cell tumor presenting with inferior vena cava thrombus extending into the right heart with free-floating thrombus in the right ventricle and a simultaneous epidural spinal cord compression is presented. Due to the perceived high risk of embolization and the urgent need to begin systemic chemotherapy, he was managed with(More)
The efficacy of routine screening coagulation tests was studied to identify occult coagulopathies in patients prior to elective general and vascular surgery procedures. The efficacy of screening tests was compared to that of indicated tests performed for predefined clinical indications, which were elicited by history and physical examination and a detailed(More)
BACKGROUND We evaluated the influence of breathing through an inspiratory Impedance Threshold Device (ITD) on autonomic neural and cerebrovascular function. METHODS Eight subjects breathed through a sham ITD (0 cmH2O) and an active ITD (-7 cmH2O) in the supine position. We recorded the ECG, finger photoplethysmographic arterial pressure, cerebral blood(More)
BACKGROUND Angiotropic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) is characterized by the intravascular proliferation of malignant lymphoid cells in small and medium-sized blood vessels. In the current study, the authors report an unusual case in which the initial presentation of the ALCL was that of superior vena cava (SVC) syndrome. METHODS The case is presented,(More)
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