Ravin Davidoff

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The article reports on a 1-year descriptive study of aggressive incidents and staff counteraggressive strategies within a child psychiatry inpatient unit. Ninety-nine child/adolescent patients produced a total of 887 reportable aggressive incidents during the 12-month study period. Seclusion, activity restriction, physical restraint, and administration of(More)
BACKGROUND Small deposits of amyloid are often found in the hearts of elderly patients. However, extensive deposition of transthyretin-derived amyloid fibrils in the heart (senile systemic amyloidosis [SSA]) can cause heart failure. The clinical features of SSA that involve the heart are ill defined, and the condition may be overlooked as a cause of heart(More)
Papillary fibroelastomas are uncommon benign tumors usually involving the heart valves, which historically have been diagnosed at autopsy. With the advent of echocardiography, however, the number of patients diagnosed in life has increased. Papillary fibroelastomas represent a surgically treatable cause of cerebrovascular and cardiovascular ischemia and(More)
Although the presence of abnormal late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) in cardiac amyloidosis has been well established, its prognostic implication and utility to identify cardiac involvement in patients with systemic amyloidosis is unknown. The aim of this study was to assess the diagnostic and prognostic significance of cardiovascular magnetic resonance(More)
BACKGROUND Although echocardiography is used in diagnosis and management of myocardial infarction, it has not been established whether specific features of cardiac structure or function early in the course of cardiogenic shock provide prognostic value. The purposes of this substudy of the SHould we emergently revascularize Occluded Coronaries for(More)
Kim A. Eagle, MD, FACC, Cochair; Robert A. Guyton, MD, FACC, Cochair; Ravin Davidoff, MB, BCh, FACC; Gordon A. Ewy, MD, FACC; James Fonger, MD; Timothy J. Gardner, MD, FACC; John Parker Gott, MD, FACC; Howard C. Herrmann, MD, FACC; Robert A. Marlow, MD, MA, FAAFP; William Nugent, MD; Gerald T. O’Connor, PhD, DSc; Thomas A. Orszulak, MD; Richard E.(More)
BACKGROUND Familial amyloidosis (FAP) is characterized by the progression of neurologic and cardiac impairment ultimately leading to death within 7 to 15 years after the onset of the disease. Liver transplantation represents the only definitive therapy for this disease and has been performed since 1990. METHODS To determine the effect of liver(More)