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OBJECTIVE Our goal was to evaluate trends in the use of radiology with inpatients in the 10-year period of 1984-1993. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed administrative data from a 751-bed, tertiary care hospital between October 1, 1983, and September 30, 1993 (Fiscal years 1984-1993). We coded each study by imaging technique: CT, MR(More)
We report the use of dopamine in renal doses (5 micrograms/kg/min) to prevent contrast induced nephropathy (CIN). Forty patients with diabetes mellitus who were undergoing coronary angiography were randomly divided into two groups. Gr I (20 patients) was infused with dopamine starting 30 min before cardiac catheterization and continued for 6 h thereafter.(More)
 Objective. To evaluate the association between chronological age, skeletal age, pubertal stage, and basic anthropometry with bone mass of the total body, forearm, and second metacarpal bone in 456 healthy Caucasian females, aged 8–13 years. Design. Total body and forearm bone measurements were performed by dual X-ray absorptiometry, while bone mass of the(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS OF THE STUDY Despite advances in surgical techniques, mitral valve surgery in patients with severe pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) causes considerable mortality and morbidity. Balloon mitral valvotomy (BMV) is an established alternative to treat high-risk surgical patients with mitral stenosis (MS). The study aims were to evaluate(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS OF THE STUDY Juvenile rheumatic mitral stenosis (MS) with severe pulmonary venous and arterial hypertension (PAH) is a relatively common occurrence in developing countries. The study objectives were to evaluate the safety, efficacy and follow up of Inoue balloon mitral valvotomy (IBMV) in juveniles with rheumatic MS. METHODS A total of(More)
BACKGROUND Thrombotic occlusion of a prosthetic valve continues to be an uncommon but serious complication. Intravenous thrombolytic therapy has been proposed as an alternative to surgical treatment, but only in critically ill patients. METHODS AND RESULTS Forty-one consecutive patients presenting with 48 episodes of prosthetic valve thrombosis (44 mitral(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the role of oral ivabradine as a heart rate reducing agent in patients undergoing CT coronary angiography (CTCA). Despite the routine use of β-blockers prior to CTCA studies, it is not uncommon to have patients with heart rates persistently above the target range of 65 bpm. Ivabradine is a selective inhibitor of the I(f) current,(More)
We studied 33 surgically proven cases of constrictive pericarditis during the period 1989-1991 by color Doppler echocardiography and angiography to look for incidence and postoperative outcome of atrioventricular regurgitation. The mean age was 27.2 + 16.5 years (21 males, 12 females). There was a very high incidence of mitral (79%, trivial in 13, mild in(More)
We evaluated the influence of sub valvular pathology (SVP) on the immediate results and follow up events of Inoue Balloon Mitral Valvotomy (IBMY) in 206 patients with severe SVP (Group I) and compared their outcome with 206 age and sex matched patients selected from the rest of 619 patients having mild/moderate SVP (Group II). Pre-procedure(More)