Samuel A. Levine

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STUDY DESIGN Retrospective review and prospective follow-up of 88 patients who had decompressive laminectomy with or without fusion from 1983 to 1986. OBJECTIVE To determine the 7- to 10-year outcome of surgery for degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA There is limited information on the impact of surgery for lumbar spinal(More)
BACKGROUND INFORMATION Percutaneous vertebroplasty is a therapeutic, interventional radiologic procedure that involves injection of bone cement into a cervical, thoracic, or lumbar vertebral body lesion for the relief of pain and the strengthening of bone. This procedure only recently has been introduced, and is being used for patients with lytic lesions(More)
Potassium has been rapidly removed from the circulating blood of dogs in 22 experiments in which other extracellular electrolytes were maintained constant. In these experiments potassium extraction occurred in an acute phase accompanied by a reduction in serum level and a second phase of continued extraction with little change in the extracellular(More)
The effects of thyrotoxicosis on the cardiovascular system are well recognized and some are very prominent. Symptoms ascribable to the overaction of the heart such as dyspncea, palpitation, tachycardia, irregularity of the heart, dizziness, and prxcordial pain have been encountered in as many as 80 per cent of a series of 148 cases of thyrotoxicosis(More)