R W Kalmansohn

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PULSELESS disease, or Takayashu's disease, is an unusual syndrome characterized by the obliteration of the major branches of the arch of the aorta. The name, pulseless disease, does not appear to be adequate, for it fails to indicate the peculiar localization of the disease and the clinical variants with diminished, but present pulses. The name Takayashu's(More)
Coronary cineangiography was helpful in the following circumstances:1. A patient with an abnormal electrocardiogram and no evidence of coronary artery disease.2. A patient with thoracic pain in whom the diagnosis of coronary artery disease was questioned.3. A patient with intractable angina pectoris who was being studied for possible surgical therapy.4. A(More)
The urinary content of glutamic oxalacetic transaminase (UGO-T) was determined in 16 consecutive patients with acute myocardial infarction. In all of them it was above normal. In some patients the UGO-T remained elevated for a longer period than did the blood content of that enzyme.It is possible that in certain patients with acute myocardial infarction the(More)
HMG reductase inhibitors have significant desirable effects on patients with dyslipidemia. Multiple factors are involved in these desirable effects. Other factors that might play a role in the risk of coronary artery disease are fibrinogen concentration, homocysteine, Lp (a), small dense LDL, insulin resistance, and infection with chlamydia. High-dose(More)
Diabetic neuropathy includes a heterogenous group of neuropathic syndromes associated with diabetes mellitus. One form of diabetic neuropathy is distal symmetric polyneuropathy, which is characterized at a late stage by intractable pain. This pain is generally refractory to present modalities of therapy except for narcotics. Pentoxifylline offers a new(More)