Randall J. Stark

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PURPOSE The goal of this randomized study was to determine whether combined general and epidural anaesthesia with postoperative epidural analgesia, compared with general anaesthesia and postoperative intravenous analgesia, reduced the incidence of perioperative myocardial ischaemia in patients undergoing elective aortic surgery. METHOD Patients were(More)
BACKGROUND Mycobacterium avium complex is common in water. When aerosolized, it is frequently inhaled but rarely causes illness in healthy people. Hypersensitivity pneumonitis to inhaled aerosols has been described; these aerosols are from several sources of water. The pneumonitis forms are collectively known as humidifier lung; the responsible agent in the(More)
From January 1970 through December 1981, 469 patients with histologically or cytologically proven adenocarcinoma (AC) (349) and large cell carcinoma (LC) (120) of the lung were seen at the Department of Radiation Oncology, Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals. One quarter (126/469) of these patients had brain metastasis: 48 patients presented(More)
BACKGROUND In 2013 the Minnesota Resuscitation Consortium developed an organized approach for the management of patients resuscitated from shockable rhythms to gain early access to the cardiac catheterization laboratory (CCL) in the metro area of Minneapolis-St. Paul. METHODS AND RESULTS Eleven hospitals with 24/7 percutaneous coronary intervention(More)
There is a recognized need for the early detection of gestational diabetes, and a single blood test, if reliable, would be advantageous. Because serum albumin and total protein are glycosylated and have short life spans, we investigated the usefulness of glycosylated albumin and glycosylated protein in the detection of gestational diabetes. We studied five(More)
Twenty-nine patients (two with small bowel cancer and 27 with colorectal cancer) were treated with a sequential 5-FU-hydroxyurea combination following the suggestion of schedule-dependent synergism in experimental systems. No enhanced toxicity was observed, but the response rate was only 4%. Seven additional patients manifested greater than or equal to 50%(More)
An 82-year-old man with severe cardiac arrhythmia and recurrent heart failure presented with a 3-year history of erythematous plaques on the left orbita and on the chest. The lesion on his left eye was a hypertrophic actinic keratosis (231.5 cm), a scaly erythematous plaque on the saddle of the nose extending to the opening of the left lacrimal duct. The(More)
Animal data suggest that shock sensitization as well as aversive learning potentiates the acoustic startle reflex. The present experiment tested, whether this shock sensitization also occurs in human subjects and whether it precedes aversive conditioning. Sixty subjects viewed--prior to conditioning--a series of slides of different emotional contents(More)