Phoebe A Smith

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OBJECTIVES To evaluate the usefulness of balloon angioplasty for relief of native aortic coarctation, we reviewed our experience with this procedure, with special emphasis on follow-up results. BACKGROUND Controversy exists with regard to the role of balloon angioplasty in the treatment of native aortic coarctation. METHODS During an 8.7-year period(More)
PROLIFERATIVE enteropathy caused by the obligate intracellular organism Lawsonia intracellularis has been described in a number of domestic and wild animal species (Lawson and Gebhart 2000). In horses, the disease is known as equine proliferative enteropathy (EPE) and has been reported from North America (most American states and Canada), Europe (Great(More)
OBJECTIVES This study compared the efficacy and safety of balloon angioplasty with surgical correction of native aortic coarctation in infants < or = 3 months old. BACKGROUND There is a controversy with regard to the role of balloon angioplasty in the treatment of aortic coarctation, especially in young infants. METHODS Data from 29 infants < or = 3(More)
BACKGROUND Several devices are available for transcatheter occlusion of patent ductus arteriosus. Most of these devices either require complicated intracardiac maneuvering, have not been tried in humans, or need a large-sized sheath for implantation of the device. METHODS AND RESULTS During a 26-month period ending November 1992, 14 patients underwent(More)
We previously described a communication strategy for the delivery of the diagnosis of psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES) that was acceptable and effective at communicating the psychological cause of PNES. This prospective multicenter study describes the short-term seizure and psychosocial outcomes after the communication of the diagnosis and with no(More)
BACKGROUND Feasibility, effectiveness and safety of transcatheter occlusion of secundum atrial septal defect (ASD) with buttoned device have been demonstrated. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the follow-up results of the ASD with buttoned device method to assess its long term efficacy and safety. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patient age at device implantation ranged(More)
BACKGROUND Endocrine dysregulation of hormones of energy metabolism is well documented in critically ill humans, but limited information exists in septic foals. The purpose of this study was to provide information on the hormonal response to energy metabolism in critically ill foals, focusing on insulin, glucagon, and leptin. HYPOTHESIS Concentrations of(More)
A prospective study was conducted on 35 patients (25 males and 10 females) undergoing elective reconstructive aortic surgery to examine the heparin activity after a bolus dose of sodium heparin (100 U/kg) given five minutes prior to aortic cross clamping. Recording of heparin activity were made 15 minutes later, on release of the aortic clamp, at abdominal(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of a commercially available di-tri-octahedral (DTO) smectite product on clinical signs and prevalence of post-operative diarrhea in horses with colic associated with disease of the large intestine. Sixty-seven horses with surgical disease of the large intestine were randomly assigned to be treated with DTO(More)