Stephen A. Barron

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Focal myositis is a benign pseudotumor of skeletal muscle, the cause of which is obscure. It usually appears as a steadily enlarging mass within the muscle of an extremity. The pathologic features are those of an inflammatory myopathy in which lymphocytic infiltrates, muscle cell necrosis, and regeneration are seen. Four cases of focal myositis were studied(More)
One hundred thirty-five normal volunteers were examined by computerized tomography (CT) and their ventricular size was measured by planimetry. A pattern of change in ventricular size from the first through the ninth decades was discerned and quantified. A gradually progressive increase in ventricular size from the first through sixth decades was followed by(More)
Major findings from our work on exposures and effects from organophosphate-containing pesticides in selected occupational and community patients and groups in Israel are reviewed as a basis for recommending control measures. The worker groups were pilots, ground-crews, and field workers; exposed nonworkers were adults and children living in kibbutzim with(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Recently, supraventricular tachycardia has been reported following right hemisphere stroke, suggesting a reduction in parasympathetic cardiac innervation after stroke of the right hemisphere. We performed power spectrum analysis of fluctuations in RR interval duration in the electrocardiogram in an attempt to determine how ischemic(More)
In order to study the possible etiologic role of lead in human motor neuron disease we produced chronic lead intoxication in the chicken by daily administration of lead acetate. Control animals received sodium acetate. During life, periodic measurements were made of motor function, motor nerve conduction velocity and response amplitude. After sacrifice,(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the neurocardiologic reflexes in young persons who have fainted under conditions of emotional stress. DESIGN Case-control study. SETTING Clinical neurophysiology laboratory in Haifa, Israel. PATIENTS Sixty persons (41 women and 19 men), 15 to 17 years old, who were referred for study because of syncope related to an emotionally(More)
The effects of early ischemia were studied in the anterior tibial muscle of Sprague-Dawley rats after 2--24 hr of tourniquet compression at the thigh. Ragged-red fibers, moth-eaten fibers, cores and targets were seen in tissue examined by enzyme histochemistry and electron microscopy. Giant mitochondria, abnormalities of cristal arrangement, crystalloids,(More)
Six patients with polymyositis initially complained of a single, localized, painful mass involving an extremity. The mass enlarged during the course of a two- to six-week period. Biopsy of the lesion revealed myopathic changes with inflammation, and the diagnosis of benign inflammatory pseudotumor was considered. The mass regressed, but during the next(More)
Defective pursuit eye movements were recorded by electrooculography (EOG) in 11 of 18 patients (61%) with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Pursuit defects consisted of a breakdown of smooth tracking into saccadic motions that were grossly in excess (frequencies and amplitudes) of saccadic interruptions of pursuit in normal subjects. In nine patients,(More)
Malignant tumors are known to have a "remote" or nonmetastatic effect on the central and peripheral nervous systems. Eight patients were seen with proximal muscle weakness in association with bronchogenic carcinoma (5), carcinoma of breast (2), and leukemia (1). Electromyography demonstrated small polyphasic motor unit potentials. Muscle biopsy, however,(More)