Richard A Francoz

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A woman with early-onset, slowly progressive, humeroperoneal muscle weakness had marked restriction of neck flexion with contracture at the elbows. She developed exertional dyspnea at age 25, atrial fibrillation with slow ventricular rate was discovered, and a cardiac pacemaker was implanted. Her father had a similar disorder. There is at least one other(More)
The therapeutic application of endobronchial lavage has been inhibited by concern regarding alterations in the exchange of gases, particularly hypoxemia, and by the technical complexity of the procedure. Using a cuffed fiberoptic bronchoscope with which lavage could be restricted to one lobe, we studied the sequence of alterations in the exchange of gases(More)
We report two cases of severe intravascular hemolysis (IVH) following mitral valve repair using a Cosgrove-Edwards ring. In both cases, the degree of mitral regurgitation (MR) seen postoperatively worsened significantly compared to intraoperative transesophageal echocardiogram. Both patients required reoperation with mitral valve replacement with immediate(More)
Clinical documentation of atherosclerotic plaque regression has been difficult to obtain. This is a report of a patient with severe and early atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease with regression of at least three major atherosclerotic lesions demonstrated by coronary arteriography 10 years after partial ileal bypass operation. The patient's total plasma(More)
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