Robert C Dewey

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The authors described a lumbar spine fracture that is characterized on anteroposterior x-ray views by separation of the pedicular shadows. It is almost invariably associated with posterior interlaminar herniation of the cauda equina through a dorsal dural split, and anterolateral entrapment or amputation of the nerve root. The fracture is unstable and(More)
A study was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of the radon mitigation methods outlined in the EPA's Model Standards and Techniques for Control of Radon in New Residential Buildings. Forty seven homes were constructed and monitored. Forty two were located in counties designated as Zone 1 by the EPA's Map of Radon Zones. All homes contained passive vent(More)
To define the long-term natural history of congenital complete heart block, we followed 27 patients prospectively by means of frequent ambulatory electrocardiographic (ECG) recordings for a mean (+/- SD) of 8 +/- 3 years. During that time, 8 of the 13 patients with a mean daytime heart rate below 50 bpm (Group A) had cardiac complications such as sudden(More)
A 32 year old patient who presented with a clinical and electrocardiographic picture consistent with an acute inferior myocardial infarction was treated with intravenous streptokinase without the aid of acute angiographic study. Subsequent evaluation revealed the initial diagnosis of acute infarction to be incorrect and the patient was found to have acute(More)
BACKGROUND Octogenarians have been under-represented in percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) trials, thus making difficult to choose the best type of stent in this patient population. We compared the outcomes of drug eluting (DES) and bare metal stent (BMS) at one year after implantation in this special population. METHODS A total of 320 consecutive(More)