Raymond A Dieter

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BACKGROUND The present study investigated polysomnographically assessed sleep parameters in alcohol-dependent patients after withdrawal and in healthy control subjects during baseline and after a cholinergic stimulation paradigm. The aim of the study was to test whether sleep parameters, especially rapid eye movement (REM) sleep variables, may serve as(More)
The serum zinc concentration was examined in 61 patients with acute myocardial infarction who were admitted within twenty-four hours after the onset. Forty-two of 61 patients were admitted within twelve hours. The zinc level fell sharply as early as within three hours after the onset. The minimum values were attained two or three days after infarction and(More)
BACKGROUND Tracheobronchial injuries are encountered with increasing frequency because of improvements in prehospital care and early initiation of the Advanced Trauma Life Support protocol. We review our experience with these injuries with the hypothesis that the leading determinant of patient outcome is the time interval to diagnosis. METHODS Patients(More)
The article by S. Trichak regarding three-port laparoscopic cholecystectomy (lap chole) was of particular interest to myself [2]. Starting in 1996, I have routinely utilized the three-port approach to perform a lap chole except when the operative laparoscopic findings contraindicated or required additional port sites and trocar placement for exposure,(More)
Comfrey (Symphytum officinale L.) is a medicinal plant with anti-inflammatory, analgesic and tissue regenerating properties. In a double-blind, multicenter, randomized, placebo-controlled, group comparison study on patients suffering from unilateral acute ankle sprains (n = 142, mean age 31.8 years, 78.9% male), the percutaneous efficacy of an ointment of(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate a novel time-resolved contrast-enhanced (CE) projection reconstruction (PR) magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) method for identifying potential bypass graft target vessels in patients with Class II-IV peripheral vascular disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty patients (M:F = 15:5, mean age = 58 years, range = 48-83 years), were(More)
Hernia repair is one of the most frequent operative procedures performed throughout the world. The technique has continued to evolve and we now are performing these repairs utilizing mesh as a patch and also as a plug. The mesh plug concept has been advocated by Rutkow and others. With this change in technique, we have seen a new complication of hernia(More)