Russell David Anderson

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CONTEXT Previous studies using autologous bone marrow mononuclear cells (BMCs) in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy have demonstrated safety and suggested efficacy. OBJECTIVE To determine if administration of BMCs through transendocardial injections improves myocardial perfusion, reduces left ventricular end-systolic volume (LVESV), or enhances(More)
OBJECTIVES We investigated whether coronary microvascular dysfunction predicts major adverse outcomes during follow-up among women with signs and symptoms of ischemia. BACKGROUND Altered coronary reactivity occurs frequently in women evaluated for suspected ischemia, and the endothelium-dependent component is linked with adverse outcomes. Possible links(More)
AIMS Using intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), we sought to characterize coronary morphology in women with chest pain without major epicardial obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD). We have previously observed an unexpectedly high rate of adverse outcomes among women with chest pain and normal or insignificant obstructive CAD. Information about the(More)
BACKGROUND Recombinant fibroblast growth factor-2 (rFGF-2) improves perfusion in models of myocardial and hindlimb ischaemia. We investigated whether one or two doses of intra-arterial rFGF-2 improves exercise capacity in patients with moderate-to-severe intermittent claudication. METHODS 190 patients with intermittent claudication caused by(More)
BACKGROUND This study compared VLTS-589 (plasmid encoding the angiomatrix protein Del-1 in conjunction with poloxamer 188) with poloxamer 188 control, for the treatment of intermittent claudication in patients with moderate to severe peripheral arterial disease. METHODS Subjects with bilateral intermittent claudication and peak walking time (PWT) between(More)
Penetration of stavudine into the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) was studied in healthy humans. In this open, randomized study, a single oral dose of 40 mg of stavudine was given to 12 fasting volunteers > or = 18 years of age. Subjects were divided into three groups based on the time of CSF sampling (i.e., 0.75-1.25, 2-3, or 4-5 hours after dosing). Blood(More)
BACKGROUND Recent subgroup analyses of randomized trials have suggested that percutaneous intervention in diabetic patients with multivessel disease results in higher mortality than coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG). We studied the relationship between diabetes and survival after revascularization in a large prospective cohort of patients with(More)
Hypertension is a common risk factor for peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Guidelines suggest treating PAD patients to a blood pressure <130/80 mm Hg; therefore, our objective was to explore whether attainment of this target blood pressure is associated with improved outcomes. We performed a post hoc analysis of the INternational VErapamil-SR/Trandolapril(More)
BACKGROUND Resolution of ST-segment elevation after thrombolysis for acute myocardial infarction has been shown to have prognostic significance 3 hours (180 minutes) after the initiation of therapy. Whether prognostically useful information can be achieved as early as 90 minutes after thrombolysis is unknown. METHODS An electrocardiographic substudy of(More)
BACKGROUND Women presenting with signs and symptoms of myocardial ischemia frequently have no or nonobstructive coronary artery disease (CAD). OBJECTIVE This study aimed to investigate the associations between angiographic measures and longer-term clinical outcomes among women with signs and symptoms of ischemia referred for coronary angiography. (More)