Matthew J Henry

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An oxidant/antioxidant imbalance has been proposed in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). We tested this hypothesis by measuring various parameters of the oxidant/antioxidant balance in the plasma of 12 patients with IPF (7 nonsmokers and 5 smokers); in the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) of 24 patients with IPF (17 nonsmokers and 7(More)
BACKGROUND It has been suggested that oxidative stress is an important factor in the pathogenesis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). We have shown that an oxidant/antioxidant imbalance occurs in the distal air spaces of smokers and in patients with COPD which is reflected systemically in the plasma. A study was undertaken to determine whether(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES To determine whether the adenine (A)-guanine (G) substitution polymorphism at position - 308 on the tumor necrosis factor-alpha gene confers susceptibility to COPD or to the development of a more severe form of disease. DESIGN A cross-sectional study was undertaken to compare the frequency of the A allele in a group of 106 patients with(More)
The neutrophil-dominated inflammation of the lung in cystic fibrosis (CF) has traditionally been seen as a physiological response to continuous opportunistic infection. Recent studies suggest, however, that regulation of the inflammatory response itself may be altered in CF. Neutrophil migration from the bloodstream involves alterations in surface(More)
Patients with Parkinson's Disease display a number of orofacial manifestations. These manifestations are secondary to motor and sensory deficits, resulting in bradykinesia, muscle rigidity and tremor, and difficulties with speech, swallowing, proprioception, tactile sensitivity, and hard- and soft-tissue trauma. This case describes the use of a bruxism(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of our study was to examine when and how to implement the current endoluminal stent graft technology to treat ascending aortic disease. METHODS During a 7-year period (March 2006 through July 2013), 7 consecutive patients (median age, 69 years; range, 61.5 to 80.5 years) with multiple comorbidities underwent endoluminal repair of(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine whether innominate artery cannulation is the ideal perfusion strategy for delivering antegrade cerebral perfusion (ACP) during surgery on the proximal ascending aorta and transverse aortic arch. METHODS A total of 263 patients underwent innominate artery cannulation with a side graft for surgery on the proximal aorta. Operations(More)
The cyclops flap is a little-known but not forgotten alternative in chest-wall reconstruction for women. Female patients having a large, pendulous breast with a contralateral adjacent defect may be reconstructed by this technique. The flap derives its name from the repositioning of the remaining nipple to the center of the chest. The design of the flap is(More)
Left ventricular aneurysm, which can impair systolic function, has a reported incidence of 10% to 35% in patients after myocardial infarction. In a 58-year-old woman who had a history of myocardial infarction, we excised a large left ventricular aneurysm and restored left ventricular geometry with use of a bovine pericardial patch. The aneurysm's(More)