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Since 1978, 21 patients (12 men and nine women) suffering from mesenteric venous thrombosis (MVT) were treated at the Hadassah University Medical Center. The cause of MVT was multifactorial, and in only six patients was the process defined as primary or idiopathic. A preoperative diagnosis of MVT was made in eight patients. Surgical management of the(More)
Gangliogliomas are rare tumors, primarily seen in patients under the age of 30 years. They occur least commonly in the spinal cord. This report presents a 2 1/2-year-old boy who harbored an intramedullary conus tumor with the light microscopic appearance of a ganglioglioma. The neurobiological behavior of this tumor is yet to be determined.
OBJECTIVE Patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) who undergo noncardiac surgery are at increased risk for perioperative myocardial infarction (PMI). Undergoing successful coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) before such surgery has been shown to decrease perioperative cardiac morbidity and mortality. Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty(More)
PURPOSE Atherosclerotic carotid artery stenosis (CAS) is the most common cause of stroke in young adults. We retrospectively studied clinical characteristics of premature CAS and the safety and durability of carotid endarterectomy (CEA) in 56 patients 50 years of age or younger (mean, 46.4 years; 34 (60%) males; group I) who underwent primary CEA at the(More)
Acute mesenteric ischemia (AMI) is a curable disease if diagnosis and therapy are instituted before irreversible changes have occurred. AMI has been diagnosed with increasing frequency, during the last two decades, yet the mortality rate remains as high as 80% to 95%. Ninety-two patients with AMI were treated at Hadassah University Hospital between 1952 and(More)
Abnormal hemodynamics play a central role in the development and perpetuation of high blood pressure. We hypothesized that hypertension therapy guided by noninvasive hemodynamics with impedance cardiography could aid primary care physicians in reducing blood pressure more effectively. Uncontrolled hypertensive patients on 1 to 3 medications were randomized(More)
PURPOSE This retrospective review describes the surgical management of consecutive patients with severe hypertension and ischemic nephropathy due to atherosclerotic renovascular disease. METHODS From January 1987 through December 1998, a total of 590 patients underwent operative renal artery repair at our center. A subgroup of 232 hypertensive patients(More)
Plasma levels of tumor necrosis factor-alpha were measured in 50 adult patients following orthotopic liver transplantation. The mean (+/- SEM) plasma concentration of TNF-alpha was significantly higher in patients experiencing a rejection episode (941 +/- 83 pg/ml) than in those with a stable clinical course (240 +/- 6 pg/ml; P = 0.0001). Peak levels of(More)
Sexual dysfunction associated with hypertension or antihypertensive therapies may impact the ability of patients to stay on therapy and lead to deterioration in patients' quality of life. Therefore, it is important for practitioners to become familiar with the wide variation in sexual side effects produced by antihypertensive agents and to discuss the(More)