Matthew Sacher

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Despite major advances in treatment congestive heart failure (CHF) is still one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality. Coenzyme Q(10) is a naturally occurring substance that has antioxidant and membrane stabilizing properties. Administration of coenzyme Q(10) in conjunction with standard medical therapy has been reported to augment myocardial(More)
Enterococcal endocarditis is the third most common presentation in native valves, and it is the most refractory. Unique among the streptococci, enterococci are relatively resistant to beta-lactam antibiotics requiring a combination aminoglycoside regimen for cure. Relapse is common even after apparently adequate therapy and may be seen in up to 25% of cases(More)
Indoxacarb is a new oxadiazine insecticide that has shown outstanding field insecticidal activity. The toxicity of a 145 g litre-1 indoxacarb SC formulation (Steward) was studied on the tarnished plant bug Lygus lineolaris and the big-eyed bug Geocoris punctipes. Both insect species responded very similarly to indoxacarb in topical, tarsal contact and plant(More)
Serial gated radionuclide angiocardiography was used to demonstrate partial reversal of alcoholic cardiomyopathy, following abstention from alcohol. Six months subsequent to total abstention, the resting ejection fraction, which is a sensitive index of left ventricular function, increased from 19 percent to 42 percent. Thirteen months following total(More)
Advances in critical care medicine have increased survival for victims of myocardial infarction and other acute cardiac events so that increasingly patients are receiving long-term, labor-intensive, and costly medical care. Innovations in drug delivery systems and skyrocketing health care costs have fostered the growth of home health care which has(More)
The sensitivity of first-pass radionuclide cineangiography in the detection of coronary artery disease was evaluated in 60 patients subdivided equally according to age younger than or older than 75 years. The mean age of group 1 (age > or = 75 years) was 80.2 years +/- 5.3, and the mean age in group 2 (age < 75 years) was 62.0 years +/- 6.4. Disease(More)
The sensitivity of first-pass cineangiography in the detection of significant coronary artery disease (CAD) was recently assessed in 33 patients. No normal controls were studied. Overall sensitivity was 86% with a predictive value of 83% and a 36% false-positive rate. Attainment of an adequate exercise end point increased sensitivity to 92%; failure to(More)
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