Michele Loomis

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BACKGROUND The risks of sports participation for implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) patients are unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS Athletes with ICDs (age, 10-60 years) participating in organized (n=328) or high-risk (n=44) sports were recruited. Sports-related and clinical data were obtained by phone interview and medical records. Follow-up occurred(More)
To study the potential role of endothelin-1, a potent endothelium-derived vasoconstrictor peptide, in the pathophysiology of persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN), we measured arterial concentrations of immunoreactive endothelin-1 (irET-1) in 24 neonates with PPHN. Secondary diagnoses included meconium aspiration syndrome (13 patients),(More)
Fifteen patients who underwent Girdlestone arthroplasty (proximal femoral head resection) were reviewed at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Ages ranged from 24 to 57 years (mean 36.7 years). All patients were paraplegics or quadriplegics (C7-L3). All patients presented with signs of sepsis and had evidence of osteomyelitis.(More)
This is the first report on the photodynamic treatment with a second-generation sensitizer, chloro-aluminum sulfonated phthalocyanine (CASPc) of spontaneously arising tumors and on the photodynamic therapy (PDT) of snake neoplasms. Each of 10 cats, 2 dogs, and 3 snakes presenting with a variety of tumor types (squamous cell carcinoma, mast cell malignant(More)
Circulation. 2017;135:2310–2312. DOI: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.117.027828 2310 Until 2015, consensus statements 1,2 advised against sports participation more vigorous than golf for patients with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) because of the postulated risks of death caused by failure to defibrillate, injury resulting from arrhythmia-related(More)
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