Rachelle Morgenstern

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Importance Transthyretin cardiac amyloidosis (also known as ATTR cardiac amyloidosis) is an increasingly recognized cause of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. In single-center studies, technetium 99m pyrophosphate (Tc 99m PYP) cardiac imaging noninvasively detects ATTR cardiac amyloidosis, but the accuracy of this technique in a multicenter(More)
Viruses readily mutate and gain the ability to infect novel hosts, but few data are available regarding the number of possible host range-expanding mutations allowing infection of any given novel host, and the fitness consequences of these mutations on original and novel hosts. To gain insight into the process of host range expansion, we isolated and(More)
BACKGROUND Non-invasive imaging to diagnose and quantify amyloid load, progression, and response to treatment are central for the care of patients with cardiac amyloidosis. 18Fluorine-labeled sodium fluoride (18F-NaF) is a widely available radioisotope and PET imaging allows for absolute quantification of tracer uptake. METHODS Patients with biopsy-proven(More)
BACKGROUND Research relating either prenatal or concurrent measures of phthalate exposure to thyroid function in preschool children is inconclusive. METHODS In a study of inner-city mothers and their children, metabolites of di-n-butyl phthalate, butylbenzyl phthalate, di-isobutyl phthalate, di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate, and diethyl phthalate were measured(More)
BACKGROUND Technetium pyrophosphate (99mTc-PYP) imaging to diagnose transthyretin cardiac amyloidosis (ATTR-CA) has been increasingly utilized. The objective of this study is to provide a standardized 99mTc-PYP imaging protocol to diagnose ATTR-CA. METHODS 104 scans from 45 subjects with biopsy-proven ATTR-CA or light-chain cardiac amyloidosis (AL) were(More)
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