S Welber

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OBJECTIVE Research on homelessness among persons with severe mental illness tends to focus on aspects of demand, such as risk factors or structural and economic forces. The authors address the complementary role of supply factors, arguing that "solutions" to residential instability-typically, a series of institutional placements alternating with shelter(More)
We evaluated the effectiveness of early intravenous administration of 750,000 units of streptokinase in 53 patients with acute myocardial ischemia treated by a mobile-care unit at home (9 patients) or in the hospital (44 patients). Treatment was begun an average (+/- S.D.) of 1.7 +/- 0.8 hours from the onset of pain. Non-Q-wave infarctions developed(More)
Coronary restenosis after balloon angioplasty is a slow process that develops over a few months. In some patients, with an initially successful angioplasty, an artery that originally had only moderate stenosis becomes totally occluded as a result of restenosis. This report describes 16 such patients out of 415 dilated lesions with late angiographic(More)
Fifty-one successive patients treated with intravenous streptokinase 1.7 +/- 0.8 (mean +/- SD) hours after onset of symptoms of acute myocardial infarction were evaluated during a three-month posthospital follow-up period. Coronary angiography was performed four to nine days after the initial hospital admission. Twenty-eight patients had a second late(More)
Thirty-four patients with acute myocardial infarction were treated prospectively using a new strategy of prehospital intravenous streptokinase given by a physician-operated mobile intensive care unit. The 29 prehospital-treated patients who had experienced no previous myocardial infarction were compared to a similar group treated with streptokinase(More)
The angiographic appearance of the coronary arteries was examined in 308 patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) who received high-dose intravenous thrombolytic therapy. Coronary angiography was performed on day 7 after admission to the hospital. Patients had an average of 2.4 discrete arterial narrowings or obstructions. The narrowings were(More)
Myocardial damage in acute myocardial infarction is a time-dependent process. We examined the influence of very early thrombolytic therapy, comparing prehospital to hospital administration, in a consecutive group of patients with myocardial infarction on mortality, complications and the preservation of left ventricular function. Seven hundred sixty patients(More)
The effect of immediate recoil on the results of balloon angioplasty was examined in a group of 416 patients (596 lesions) who underwent successful coronary angioplasty. Immediate recoil was responsible for loss of 0.42 +/- 0.64 mm from the potentially achievable lesion diameter, and represented 23% of the actual gain in diameter. The immediate recoil was(More)
The angiographic appearance of the coronary arteries were examined in 302 patients with stable angina pectoris and compared to 308 patients with acute myocardial infarction, who received high-dose intravenous thrombolytic therapy, in order to elucidate the underlying angiopathological picture in the two diseases. In each group coronary lesions were present(More)
The importance of timing of intravenous streptokinase (SK) administration in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) was evaluated. Intravenous SK, 750,000 U, was administered within 4 hours of the onset of ischemic chest pain to 72 consecutive patients having their first AMI. Six days later, cardiac catheterization was performed to calculate global(More)