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Three-dimensional reconstructions of the normal rat embryonic (E) neocortex on days E15, E17, E19, and E21, using Skandha (software designed by J. Prothero, University of Washington, Seattle), show that the neocortical ventricular zone shrinks rapidly in the medial direction during cortical morphogenesis. [3H]thymidine autoradiography indicates that the(More)
BACKGROUND In animal models of coronary restenosis, intracoronary radiotherapy has been shown to reduce the intimal hyperplasia that is a part of restenosis. We studied the safety and efficacy of catheter-based intracoronary gamma radiation plus stenting to reduce coronary restenosis in patients with previous restenosis. METHODS Patients with restenosis(More)
BACKGROUND AVID (Angiography Versus Intravascular ultrasound-Directed stent placement) is a multicenter, randomized controlled trial designed to assess the effect of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)-directed stent placement on the 12-month rate of target lesion revascularization (TLR). METHODS AND RESULTS After elective coronary stent placement and an(More)
Myositis ossificans is an uncommon disorder, which is commonly mistaken for a malignant muscle disease before histologic examination. Trauma is the most common cause of the acquired form of the disease; however, atraumatic cases have been described. The factors responsible for extraosseous ossification, such as the role of bone morphogenic protein 4, are(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to use serial volumetric intravascular ultrasound to evaluate the effect of gamma-radiation on recurrent in-stent restenosis. METHODS AND RESULTS After successful reintervention, patients were randomized to receive either (192)Ir or placebo. Intravascular ultrasound studies with motorized pullback (0.5 mm/s) were(More)
BACKGROUND Several clinical trials indicate that intracoronary radiation is safe and effective for treatment of restenotic coronary arteries. We previously reported 6-month and 3-year clinical and angiographic follow-up demonstrating significant decreases in target lesion revascularization (TLR) and angiographic restenosis after gamma radiation of(More)
OBJECTIVES This study sought to examine, in vivo, the shape and position of atheroma in the proximal left anterior descending coronary artery. BACKGROUND The prevalence, shape and location of atheromas involving the proximal left anterior descending artery have implications regarding the role of disturbed shear forces in the genesis of atherosclerosis.(More)
BACKGROUND Although several early trials indicate treatment of restenosis with radiation therapy is safe and effective, the long-term impact of this new technology has been questioned. The objective of this report is to document angiographic and clinical outcome 3 years after treatment of restenotic stented coronary arteries with catheter-based (192)Ir. (More)
Intravascular ultrasound imaging was performed in vitro on six histologically normal and 104 minimally diseased arteries in patients aged 13 to 83 years. This study tested the hypothesis that normal coronary arteries produce a three-layer image that corresponds to the histologic layers of intima, media, and adventitia. The results showed a very good(More)