Richard J Valente

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PURPOSE To test the hypothesis that age and atherosclerotic coronary artery disease (CAD) may influence aortic blood flow patterns. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 21 patients with CAD, 37-86 years old, were studied, together with 20 age-matched normal subjects. Time-resolved, three-direction velocity data over an entire volume were obtained with(More)
Sleep is one of the most important factors contributing to health. Although same studies examining the relationship between sleep duration and mortality, has not been fully discussed. We consecutively studied two hundred and fifty Caucasian subjects, normoweight, who were referred for ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (APM). Quality of sleep was(More)
BACKGROUND Ischemic preconditioning is characterized by the limitation of infarct size or ischemic signs after one or more brief episodes of ischemia, a process that probably involves stimulation of adenosine receptors. One human model of ischemic preconditioning is repetitive occlusion of a coronary artery during angioplasty. By using this method of(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine if chiropractic manipulation could relieve carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). CLINICAL FEATURES A 42-yr-old female suffered from pain, tingling and numbness in the right wrist. Paresthesia along the C6 dermatome, a positive Phalen's test and Tinel's sign was present. EMG testing confirmed the clinical diagnosis of CTS. INTERVENTION AND(More)
BACKGROUND Assessing the clinical importance of angiographically intermediate coronary artery stenoses at the time of cardiac catheterization remains a challenge. Spectral analysis of radiofrequency ultrasound backscatter signals, or virtual histology (VH), allows in vivo assessment of plaque composition. This study characterizes the VH composition of(More)
OBJECTIVE To ascertain the incidence of asymmetry of the occipital condyles. The a priori hypothesis of symmetry (which is pervasive both in the determination of "subluxation" and in the means chosen for correction) was tested. DESIGN Data set design was used with a convenience sample. The condyles were chosen for convenience of visualization from plain(More)
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