Ryan Hirschfeld

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BACKGROUND Reduction of severe spondylolisthesis is controversial. Publications have emphasized the techniques of reduction and associated complications, but there is little knowledge about the effect of reduction on the sagittal balance of the spine and pelvis in the postoperative patient. This study evaluated the effect of surgical reduction and(More)
PURPOSE To study anatomical limitation of coronary angioplasty, as alternative therapy in patients with multivessel disease and submitted to bypass surgery. METHODS In 380 patients with multivessel disease and submitted to previous coronary bypass surgery, age ranged from 41 to 72 (average = 51) years, being 68% males. The following parameters were(More)
Congenital coronary arteriovenous fistulae are commonly associated with complications which include congestive heart failure, bacterial endocarditis, angina pectoris, secondary to "coronary steal" phenomenon and fistula rupture. Conventional treatment of large coronary arteriovenous fistulae is surgical ligation. In this report we describe the data and(More)
BACKGROUND In the United States, one third of all deaths in teens are a result of motor vehicle crashes, accounting for 6,000 deaths annually. Injury Free Coalition for Kids-Worcester in collaboration with Worcester Juvenile Court has developed an interactive program for first-time teenaged driving offenders, Reality Intensive Driver Education (Teen RIDE).(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the clinical results after angioplasty in the native coronary vessels in patients who had undergone previous coronary artery surgery. METHODS From June 1987 to July 1990, 69 patients with previous coronary artery surgery underwent coronary angioplasty in the native arteries. Age ranged from 31 to 82 (mean = 57.5) years, fifty eight(More)
We report two infants with infantile fibrosarcoma (IFS) complicated by severe hypercalcemia. Assessment demonstrated suppressed parathyroid hormone and 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D levels with elevated circulating levels of parathyroid hormone related protein, indicating the diagnosis of humoral hypercalcemia of malignancy (HHM). HHM is a paraneoplastic syndrome(More)