The hypothesis advanced by the CHABA Working Group on Speech Understanding and Aging [J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 83, 859-895 (1986)] that the systematic decline in speech understanding with age might be explained by concomitant decline in extra-auditory cognitive factors was tested by examining speech audiometric findings in patients with dementia. The fact that… (More)
Cardiovascular disease, and in particular ischemic heart disease (IHD), is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the very elderly (> 80 years) worldwide. These patients represent a rapidly growing cohort presenting for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), now constituting more than one in five patients treated with PCI in real-world practice.… (More)
This paper considers the shared awareness perspective put forward by Tenenberg, Roth and Socha. Seeking to treat this view from its philosophical background in Quine, Davidson and Bratman, this paper offers a different approach to shared phenomena, one derived from Wittgenstein and Garfinkel. It explains how this view motivated one of my own study’s of… (More)
A 24-year-old woman with systemic lupus erythematosus developed cardiac failure and cardiogenic shock that failed to respond to both high-dose inotrope therapy and the insertion of an intra-aortic balloon pump. Circulatory support with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation facilitated cardiac recovery, either spontaneously or assisted by steroid therapy.