Teddy A. Weiss

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Excessive ingestion of salt is a well-recognized cause of hypernatraemia in children, is uncommonly recognized in debilitated elderly persons, but is rarely diagnosed in healthy, independent adults. We report a case of fatal salt poisoning in a 20-year-old lady who suffered of post-natal depression and ingested large quantities of salt as part of exorcism(More)
PURPOSE To assess local control when radiation therapy is delayed to complete chemotherapy in breast conservation therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS Breast conservation therapy was performed in 310 cases in 297 patients (aged 24-85 years) with stage 0-II breast cancer. Adjuvant chemotherapy was used in 76 cases. The authors analyzed the time between diagnosis(More)
OBJECTIVES Myocardial infarction (MI) may be classified as ST elevation MI (STEMI) or non-ST elevation MI (NSTEMI). Procoagulants such as plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) as well as markers of inflammation such as C-reactive protein (CRP), serum amyloid A (SAA) and interleukin-6 (IL-6) are elevated in acute coronary syndromes. However, no study has(More)
BACKGROUND Cholesterol and calcium are prominant components within human atherosclerotic lesions. Both accumulate predominantly within the central core region of lesions. Because of similarities in some crystallographic faces of cholesterol monohydrate and calcium apatite, it has been previously proposed that deposition of one may nucleate the deposition of(More)
The objective of the study was to develop a non-invasive method for the quantitative evaluation of cardiovascular performance and ventricular-arterial (VA) coupling during varying physiological states. VA-coupling was represented by the ratio between the arterial and ventricular elastances — Ea/Ees. Approximate indices of the relative change of Ees and(More)
The antiischemic properties of nisoldipine, a dihydropyridine calcium antagonist, were assessed in a multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial by repeated exercise testing and 72-hour ambulatory electrocardiographic monitoring in 82 patients with coronary artery disease. Patients with positive treadmill stress test results and greater than or(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to determine the proportion of patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) excluded from thrombolytic therapy on a national basis and to evaluate the prognosis of these patients by reasons of ineligibility and according to the alternative therapies that they received during hospitalization. PATIENTS AND METHODS During(More)
This study examines the effect of coronary angioplasty on the progression and appearance of new disease in sites of the coronary tree that were not dilated by the balloon. We examined 355 pairs of coronary angiograms from 252 patients. The study consisted of consecutive patients who were referred for catheterization > 1 month after successful angioplasty.(More)
BACKGROUND Many patients presenting with chest pain to their family physician are referred to the emergency room, in part, due to lack of accurate objective diagnostic tools. This study aimed to assess the diagnostic value of bedside troponin T kit testing in patients presenting with chest pain to their family physician. DESIGN Prospective, multi-center(More)
Previous studies have demonstrated seasonal variation in the incidence of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) with an increase in cases during the winter months. However, they did not assess whether ST-elevation MI (STEMI) and non-ST-elevation MI (NSTEMI) exhibit similar changes. The object of this study was to compare the seasonal variation of STEMI and(More)