Robert M Moskowitz

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The epiphyseal organ contains two kinds of cartilage, articular and growth plate. Both enlarge during the growth phase of life. However, mitosis is not apparent in these tissues. In the current study, a search to trace the reservoirs of stem cells needed for the growth of these cartilages is done. A disorder in which the stem cells responsible for bone(More)
OBJECTIVES We conducted a prospective multicenter registry in a large metropolitan area to define the clinical characteristics, hospital course, treatment, and factors precipitating decompensation in patients hospitalized for heart failure with a normal ejection fraction (HFNEF). BACKGROUND The clinical profile of patients hospitalized for HFNEF has been(More)
Mthough a vasodilator drug might favorably alter hemoynamics in resting, supine patients with heart failure, It must be determined If the drug has any unfavorable as well as favorable effects under extremes of real life sfress situations normally encountered by ambulatory patients, especially upright exercise. An adverse response might occur with the(More)
Oral diltiazem is being used increasingly in the treatment of Prinzmetal's angina. This study investigated the pharmacokinetics, electrocardiographic effects, and blood pressure responses of normal male volunteers to various single oral doses of diltiazem. Doses selected were 30, 60, 90, and 120 mg. Thirteen subjects received 30 mg. 12 subjects received 60(More)
BACKGROUND The impact of gender differences has not been well described in patients hospitalized with acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF). METHODS AND RESULTS Through review of medical records, data on characteristics, treatments, and outcomes were analyzed on 105,388 patient records according to gender. Women accounted for 52% of these admissions(More)
From June 1976 to June 1981, 86 patients with resectable (Stage I and II) squamous cell lung carcinoma were entered into a randomized controlled study with three arms: I. Control Group — no treatment postoperatively. II. Specific Immunotherapy Group — three monthly doses of 500 μg of tumor associated antigen (TAA) emulsified with complete Freund's adjuvant(More)
Placement of a pacing lead into a branch of the coronary sinus for biventricular pacing sometimes is difficult or impossible. Surgical completion typically has included immediate or subsequent thoracotomy lead placement with hookup to the device at the time of chest surgery. We describe an alternative procedure of complete device-lead hookup and permanent(More)