Stephanie M Stahl

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This series of studies was undertaken to assess the safety profile of sustained-release (SR) bupropion in the treatment of depressed outpatients. Adults with a diagnosis of major depression were evaluated in 1 of 3 multicenter, randomized, double-masked, parallel-group, placebo-controlled trials conducted in private-practice psychiatric outpatient clinics.(More)
Extramedullary hematopoiesis (EMH) in the spinal epidural space is a rare but treatable cause of progressive paraparesis in patients with a variety of hematological and systemic disorders. We report a case of extensive thoracic epidural EMH causing progressive spastic paraparesis in a patient with agnogenic myeloid metaplasia. The literature describes 11(More)
Three cases of brain-stem vascular malformation with progressive and fluctuating clinical courses of longer than one year were studied. One patient with a rare brain-stem arteriovenous malformation lived for 20 years with symptoms notably similar to those of multiple sclerosis (MS). One case each of cavernous hemangioma and capillary telangiectasis are also(More)
A patient with glioblastoma of the rostral brainstem and hypothalamus exhibited bilateral internuclear ophthalmoplegia and vertical nystagmus; he suffered episodes of cataplexy, narcolepsy, and sleep paralysis. A peculiar fluctuation of posture and tone ("limp man syndrome") proved to be a manifestation of continuous cataplexy, as documented by H-reflex(More)
This research reports level of blood pressure control and ability to maintain newly discovered hypertensives in a municipal hospital setting by use of family- and self-monitored home blood pressure units. Three hundred ninety-six patients were randomized into family- and self-monitored blood pressure groups and a control group. Findings indicate that the(More)
A retrospective audit of the charts of 62 Medicare patients with diagnoses of congestive heart failure (CHF) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) was conducted. Data that described marital status, number of visits made, number of hospital readmissions, and types of nursing interventions were collected. A significant relationship was found(More)
BACKGROUND The literature about the relationship between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and stroke location is conflicting with some studies finding an association and others demonstrating no relationship. Among acute ischemic stroke patients, we sought to examine the relationship between stroke location and the prevalence of OSA; OSA severity based on(More)
BACKGROUND Wake-up stroke (WUS) accounts for a quarter of all ischemic strokes. Its conspicuous occurrence during sleep suggests that WUS may be associated with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). We investigated the potential association among WUS, OSA, and measures of sympathetic hyperactivity. METHODS This is a cross-sectional analysis of data from the(More)