Michael H. Hall

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BACKGROUND A retrospective chart review of 94 patients with asymptomatic high-grade carotid stenosis undergoing coronary bypass (and valve replacement in some cases) was performed to determine whether significant carotid lesions can be safely ignored in patients undergoing cardiac surgical procedures. These operations were performed during a 2-year period.(More)
The kinetics of apolipoproteins B and C were studied in 14 normal and hyperlipoproteinemic subjects after injection of exogenously (125)I-labeled very low density lipoprotein (VLDL) particles. Plasma radioactivities of apoB and apoC were determined over a period of 4 days in VLDL (d < 1.006) and total radioactivity in intermediate (IDL) (1.006 < d < 1.019),(More)
In a retrospective study of 185 patients with transitional cell carcinoma of the renal pelvis and ureter, of whom 127 were treated by total nephroureterectomy and 58 by conservative resection, the survival of those with superficial well differentiated tumours was greater than 90% in each group. When urothelium was left behind after conservative resection,(More)
The turnover of (125)I-high density lipoprotein (HDL) was examined in a total of 14 studies in eight normal volunteers in an attempt to determine the metabolic relationship between apolipoproteins A-I (apoA-I) and A-II (apoA-II) of HDL and to define further some of the determinants of HDL metabolism. All subjects were first studied under conditions of an(More)
We report case of a subclavian artery pseudoaneurysm in a patient with type IV Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. A 16-year-old boy underwent successful repair of a subclavian artery pseudoaneurysm that occurred after a cervical hyperextension injury. Subsequent workup included skin biopsy and fibroblast culture, which were consistent with a diagnosis of type IV(More)
Seventy-eight patients with isolated, severe aortic regurgitation (AR) were studied retrospectively to determine the prevalence of angiographically significant coronary artery disease (CAD) and its relation to angina pectoris (AP). Angiographically, significant CAD was present in 29 of 78 patients (37%), and 36 patients (46%) had AP. Twenty-one of 36(More)
BACKGROUND We designed and tested an innovative transitional care program, involving cardiac surgery nurse practitioners, to improve care continuity after patient discharge home from coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) operations and decrease the composite end point of 30-day readmission and death. METHODS A total of 401 consecutive CABG patients were(More)
The records of 111 patients with multiple superficial grade 1-2 transitional cell tumours of the bladder treated with intravesical Epodyl and followed up for a mean period of 6.4 years were retrospectively analysed. The study showed that 65% of patients responded completely after 12 weekly instillations and 46% of these remained continuously free of disease(More)
Ninety-six consecutive patients older than 40 years with severe mitral stenosis were retrospectively analyzed to determine the relation of angina pectoris (AP) and coexistent coronary artery disease (CAD). Of the 96 patients, 27 (28%) had angiographically significant CAD, 10 (37%) with AP and 17 (63%) without AP. Of the 96 patients, 21 had AP, 10 (48%) with(More)