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ROBERT J LUCHI

TitleProfessor Emeritus
InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Medicine
Address1709 DRYDEN RD, SUITE 850-BCM620
Houston TX 77030
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    InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
    DepartmentHuffington Center on Aging
    DivisionHuffington Ctr on Aging


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    1. Fulmer T, Hyer K, Flaherty E, Mezey M, Whitelaw N, Jacobs MO, Luchi R, Hansen JC, Evans DA, Cassel C, Kotthoff-Burrell E, Kane R, Pfeiffer E. Geriatric interdisciplinary team training program: evaluation results. J Aging Health. 2005 Aug; 17(4):443-70. PMID: 16020574.
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    2. Luchi RJ, Gammack JK, Narcisse VJ, Storey CP. Standards of care in geriatric practice. Annu Rev Med. 2003; 54:185-96. PMID: 12359825.
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    3. Rhymes JA, McCullough LB, Luchi RJ, Teasdale TA, Wilson N. Withdrawing very low-burden interventions in chronically ill patients. JAMA. 2000 Feb 23; 283(8):1061-3. PMID: 10697070.
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    4. Luchi RJ. The state of geriatrics training programs: findings from the National Study of Internal Medicine Manpower (NASIMM) by Edward F. Lawlor, Christopher S. Lyttle, and Elisse Moldwin. J Am Geriatr Soc. 1997 Sep; 45(9):1153. PMID: 9288029.
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    5. Jerger J, Chmiel R, Wilson N, Luchi R. Hearing impairment in older adults: new concepts. J Am Geriatr Soc. 1995 Aug; 43(8):928-35. PMID: 7636104.
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    6. Luchi RJ. A history of geriatric medicine. J Am Geriatr Soc. 1994 Nov; 42(11):1220-1. PMID: 7963218.
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    7. Scott SM, Deupree RH, Sharma GV, Luchi RJ. VA Study of Unstable Angina. 10-year results show duration of surgical advantage for patients with impaired ejection fraction. Circulation. 1994 Nov; 90(5 Pt 2):II120-3. PMID: 7955237.
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    8. Sharma GV, Deupree RH, Luchi RJ, Scott SM. Identification of unstable angina patients who have favorable outcome with medical or surgical therapy (eight-year follow-up of the Veterans Administration Cooperative Study). Am J Cardiol. 1994 Sep 1; 74(5):454-8. PMID: 8059725.
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    9. Reilly RB, Polsen JA, Luchi RJ. Erythropoietin therapy for anemia in two nonagenarians. J Am Geriatr Soc. 1994 Jan; 42(1):114-5. PMID: 8277108.
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    10. Luchi RJ. Geriatric fellowship training. J Am Geriatr Soc. 1993 May; 41(5):581-2; author reply 582-3. PMID: 8338536.
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    11. Fasser CE, Smith QW, Luchi RJ. Geriatrics fellows' perceptions of the quality of their research training. Acad Med. 1992 Oct; 67(10):696-8. PMID: 1388537.
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    12. Taffet GE, Teasdale TA, Bleyer AJ, Kutka NJ, Luchi RJ. Survival of elderly men with congestive heart failure. Age Ageing. 1992 Jan; 21(1):49-55. PMID: 1553860.
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    13. Sharma GV, Deupree RH, Khuri SF, Parisi AF, Luchi RJ, Scott SM. Coronary bypass surgery improves survival in high-risk unstable angina. Results of a Veterans Administration Cooperative study with an 8-year follow-up. Veterans Administration Unstable Angina Cooperative Study Group. Circulation. 1991 Nov; 84(5 Suppl):III260-7. PMID: 1934418.
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    14. Luchi RJ, Taffet GE, Teasdale TA. Congestive heart failure in the elderly. J Am Geriatr Soc. 1991 Aug; 39(8):810-25. PMID: 2071813.
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    15. Schonwetter RS, Teasdale TA, Taffet G, Robinson BE, Luchi RJ. Educating the elderly: cardiopulmonary resuscitation decisions before and after intervention. J Am Geriatr Soc. 1991 Apr; 39(4):372-7. PMID: 2010586.
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    16. Booth DC, Deupree RH, Hultgren HN, DeMaria AN, Scott SM, Luchi RJ. Quality of life after bypass surgery for unstable angina. 5-year follow-up results of a Veterans Affairs Cooperative Study. Circulation. 1991 Jan; 83(1):87-95. PMID: 1898644.
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    17. Schonwetter RS, Teasdale TA, Storey P, Luchi RJ. Estimation of survival time in terminal cancer patients: an impedance to hospice admissions? Hosp J. 1990; 6(4):65-79. PMID: 2088999.
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    18. Parisi AF, Khuri S, Deupree RH, Sharma GV, Scott SM, Luchi RJ. Medical compared with surgical management of unstable angina. 5-year mortality and morbidity in the Veterans Administration Study. Circulation. 1989 Nov; 80(5):1176-89. PMID: 2680157.
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    19. Taffet GE, Teasdale TA, Luchi RJ. In-hospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation. JAMA. 1988 Oct 14; 260(14):2069-72. PMID: 3270334.
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    20. Scott SM, Luchi RJ, Deupree RH. Veterans Administration Cooperative Study for treatment of patients with unstable angina. Results in patients with abnormal left ventricular function. Circulation. 1988 Sep; 78(3 Pt 2):I113-21. PMID: 3261647.
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    21. Luchi RJ. Rating geriatric training programs. J Am Geriatr Soc. 1988 Aug; 36(8):757. PMID: 3403883.
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    22. Teasdale TA, Taffet GE, Luchi RJ, Adam E. Urinary incontinence in a community-residing elderly population. J Am Geriatr Soc. 1988 Jul; 36(7):600-6. PMID: 3385112.
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    23. Luchi RJ. Cardiac tamponade and endoscopic sclerotherapy. Surgery. 1988 May; 103(5):608. PMID: 3363494.
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    24. Sewell CM, Koza MA, Luchi RJ, Young EJ. Risk factors associated with a cluster of urinary tract infections in a geriatric unit caused by Klebsiella pneumoniae resistant to multiple antibiotics. Am J Infect Control. 1988 Apr; 16(2):66-71. PMID: 3288014.
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    25. Brown DL, Luchi RJ. Cardiac tamponade and constrictive pericarditis complicating endoscopic sclerotherapy. Arch Intern Med. 1987 Dec; 147(12):2169-70. PMID: 3689068.
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    26. Luchi RJ, Scott SM, Deupree RH. Comparison of medical and surgical treatment for unstable angina pectoris. Results of a Veterans Administration Cooperative Study. N Engl J Med. 1987 Apr 16; 316(16):977-84. PMID: 2882420.
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    27. Abernethy DR, Schwartz JB, Todd EL, Luchi R, Snow E. Verapamil pharmacodynamics and disposition in young and elderly hypertensive patients. Altered electrocardiographic and hypotensive responses. Ann Intern Med. 1986 Sep; 105(3):329-36. PMID: 3740673.
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    28. Teasdale TA, Snow EB, Carpenter D, Luchi RJ. A geriatric evaluation unit's use of a microcomputer for patient care and research. Gerontologist. 1986 Feb; 26(1):4-7. PMID: 3754526.
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    29. Barnes-Snow E, Luchi RJ, Doig R. Penile laceration from a Foley catheter. J Am Geriatr Soc. 1985 Oct; 33(10):712-4. PMID: 4045089.
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    30. Ware JA, Snow E, Luchi JM, Luchi RJ. Effect of digoxin on ejection fraction in elderly patients with congestive heart failure. J Am Geriatr Soc. 1984 Sep; 32(9):631-5. PMID: 6236251.
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    31. Teasdale TA, Shuman L, Snow E, Luchi RJ. A comparison of placement outcomes of geriatric cohorts receiving care in a geriatric assessment unit and on general medicine floors. J Am Geriatr Soc. 1983 Sep; 31(9):529-34. PMID: 6886278.
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    32. Brown M, Penn RT, Nelson C, Luchi RJ. Cost outcomes and other results from computerizing EKG services. Mil Med. 1983 May; 148(5):414-8. PMID: 6408521.
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    33. Chahine RA, Zacca NM, Verani MS, Raizner AE, Luchi RJ, Bertrand ME. [The role of coronary artery spasm in unstable angina pectoris]. Arch Mal Coeur Vaiss. 1983 Feb; 76 Spec No:193-7. PMID: 6407442.
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    34. Ware JA, Young JB, Luchi RJ, Smith TW, Haber E, Butler VP. Treatment of severe digoxin toxicity with digoxin-specific antibodies: a case report. Tex Med. 1983 Jan; 79(1):57-9. PMID: 6829019.
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    35. Luchi RJ, Snow E, Luchi JM, Nelson CL, Pircher FJ. Left ventricular function in hospitalized geriatric patients. J Am Geriatr Soc. 1982 Nov; 30(11):700-5. PMID: 7130576.
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    36. Twomey JJ, Luchi RJ, Kouttab NM. Null cell senescence and its potential significance to the immunobiology of aging. J Clin Invest. 1982 Jul; 70(1):201-4. PMID: 6979555; PMCID: PMC370243.
    37. Verani MS, Zacca NM, Miller RR, Luchi RJ, Chahine RA. Effects of digoxin on left ventricular function in coronary artery disease patients. Int J Cardiol. 1982; 2(2):221-31. PMID: 7152724.
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    38. Luchi RJ, Chahine RA. Coronary artery spasm, coronary artery thrombosis, and myocardial infarction. Ann Intern Med. 1981 Oct; 95(4):502-5. PMID: 7283303.
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    39. Raizner AE, Chahine RA, Ishimori T, Verani MS, Zacca N, Jamal N, Miller RR, Luchi RJ. Provocation of coronary artery spasm by the cold pressor test. Hemodynamic, arteriographic and quantitative angiographic observations. Circulation. 1980 Nov; 62(5):925-32. PMID: 7418176.
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    40. Fuller CM, Raizner AE, Chahine RA, Nahormek P, Ishimori T, Verani M, Nitishin A, Mokotoff D, Luchi RJ. Exercise-induced coronary arterial spasm: angiographic demonstration, documentation of ischemia by myocardial scintigraphy and results of pharmacologic intervention. Am J Cardiol. 1980 Sep; 46(3):500-6. PMID: 7415995.
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    41. Kumpuris AG, Luchi RJ, Waddell CC, Miller RR. Production of circulating platelet aggregates by exercise in coronary patients. Circulation. 1980 Jan; 61(1):62-5. PMID: 7349943.
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    42. Brown M, Luchi RJ. A veterans Administration Hospital's EKG costs: comparison with those of military and community hospitals. Mil Med. 1980 Jan; 145(1):26-9. PMID: 6768012.
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    43. Luchi RJ, Chahine RA, Raizner AE. Coronary artery spasm. Ann Intern Med. 1979 Sep; 91(3):441-9. PMID: 382940.
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    44. Nahormek PA, Chahine RA, Raizner AE, Thornby JI, Ishimori T, Montero A, Luchi RJ. The magnitude of exercise-induced ST segment depression and the predictive value of exercise testing. Clin Cardiol. 1979 Aug; 2(4):286-90. PMID: 262578.
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    45. Kumpuris AG, Casale TB, Mokotoff DM, Miller RR, Luchi RJ. Right bundle-branch block. Occurrence following nonpenetrating chest trauma without evidence of cardiac contusion. JAMA. 1979 Jul 13; 242(2):172-3. PMID: 448893.
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    46. Kumpuris AG, Raizner AE, Luchi RJ. The role of serum digitalis levels in clinical practice. Heart Lung. 1979 Jul-Aug; 8(4):711-5. PMID: 256559.
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    47. Chahine RA, Awdeh MR, Mnayer M, Raizner AE, Luchi RJ. The evolutionary pattern of exercise-induced ST segment depression. J Electrocardiol. 1979 Jul; 12(3):235-9. PMID: 469439.
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    48. Chahine RA, Raizner AE, Nelson J, Winters WL, Miller RR, Luchi RJ. Mid systolic closure of aortic valve in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Echocardiographic and angiographic correlation. Am J Cardiol. 1979 Jan; 43(1):17-23. PMID: 569435.
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    49. Chahine RA, Raizner AF, Luchi RJ. The genetics and semantics of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Chest. 1978 Dec; 74(6):695-6. PMID: 738133.
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    50. Chahine RA, Luchi RJ. Prognosis in severe unstable angina pectoris. Am J Cardiol. 1978 Dec; 42(6):1059-60. PMID: 727136.
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    51. McRaven DR, Funk DC, Luchi RJ. Fracture of a temporary pacemaker electrode catheter. South Med J. 1978 Dec; 71(12):1573-5. PMID: 725639.
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    52. Raizner AE, Chahine RA, Ishimori T, Luchi RJ. Coronary artery spasm: an expanding role in ischemic heart disease. Tex Med. 1978 Oct; 74(10):46-9. PMID: 715733.
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    53. Luchi RJ. Intoxication with quinidine. Chest. 1978 Feb; 73(2):129-31. PMID: 620573.
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    54. Wyborny LE, Kritcher EM, Luchi RJ. Synthesis of guinea-pig cardiac myosin as measured by constant infusion. Biochem J. 1978 Jan 15; 170(1):189-92. PMID: 629779; PMCID: PMC1183879.
    55. Alfaro FG, Mathur VS, Raizner AE, Chahine RA, Montero AG, Luchi RJ. The clinical significance of atrial pacing-induced Mobitz I atrioventricular block in patients with coronary artery disease. J Electrocardiol. 1977 Jan; 10(1):95-100. PMID: 833532.
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    56. Ishimori T, Raizner AE, Chahine RA, Awdeh M, Luchi RJ. Myocardial bridges in man: clinical correlations and angiographic accentuation with nitroglycerin. Cathet Cardiovasc Diagn. 1977; 3(1):59-65. PMID: 402219.
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    57. Hermann H, Raizner AE, Chahine RA, Luchi RJ. Congenital absence of the left pericardium: an unusual palpation finding and echocardiographic demonstration of the defect. South Med J. 1976 Sep; 69(9):1222-5. PMID: 968545.
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    58. Chahine RA, Luchi RJ. Coronary arterial spasm: culprit or bystander? Am J Cardiol. 1976 May; 37(6):936-7. PMID: 1266761.
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    59. Musher DM, Thorsteinsson SB, Minuth JN, Luchi RJ. Vertebral osteomyelitis. Still a diagnostic pitfall. Arch Intern Med. 1976 Jan; 136(1):105-10. PMID: 1247327.
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    60. Chahine RA, Kazantzis A, Luchi RJ, Raizner AE, Gyorkey F. Effect of routine treadmill testing on the serum enzymes. Cardiology. 1976; 61(3):162-9. PMID: 1009541.
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    61. Luchi RJ, Entman ML, Harrison DC, Eknoyan G. Use of cardioactive drugs in acute myocardial infarction. Heart Lung. 1976 Jan-Feb; 5(1):44-61. PMID: 1362.
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    62. Chahine RA, Raizner AE, Ishimori T, Luchi RJ, McIntosh HD. The incidence and clinical implications of coronary artery spasm. Circulation. 1975 Dec; 52(6):972-8. PMID: 1182961.
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    63. Mathur VS, Guinn GA, Anastassiades LC, Chahine RA, Korompai FL, Montero AC, Luchi RJ. Surgical treatment for stable angina pectoris. Prospective randomized study. N Engl J Med. 1975 Apr 3; 292(14):709-13. PMID: 1078711.
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    64. Starr I, Luchi RJ. Ballistocardiographic studies of the effects of mild exercise on the hearts of very old people. Bibl Cardiol. 1975; (33):1-5. PMID: 1131160.
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    65. Chahine RA, Raizner AE, Luchi RJ. Coronary arterial spasm in classic angina pectoris. Cathet Cardiovasc Diagn. 1975; 1(3):337-42. PMID: 816469.
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    66. Blair HT, Chahine RA, Raizner AE, Gyorkey F, Luchi RJ. Unusual hemodynamics in Löffler's endomyocarditis. Am J Cardiol. 1974 Oct 3; 34(5):606-9. PMID: 4416795.
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    67. Goodkind MJ, Dambach GE, Thyrum PT, Luchi RJ. Effect of thyroxine on ventricular myocardial contractility and ATPase activity in guinea pigs. Am J Physiol. 1974 Jan; 226(1):66-72. PMID: 4272400.
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    68. Schwartz A, Sordahl LA, Entman ML, Allen JC, Reddy YS, Goldstein MA, Luchi RJ, Wyborny LE. Abnormal biochemistry in myocardial failure. Am J Cardiol. 1973 Sep 20; 32(4):407-22. PMID: 4354110.
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    69. Luchi RJ. Drug therapy and renal disease--cardiac drugs. Tex Med. 1973 Jul; 69(7):94-6. PMID: 4720640.
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    70. Luchi RJ. Diagnosis of cerebral death. J Iowa Med Soc. 1971 May; 61(5):281-4. PMID: 5556687.
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    71. Luchi RJ, Park CD, Waldhausen JA. Relationship between myocardial oubain content and inotropic activity. Am J Physiol. 1971 Apr; 220(4):906-10. PMID: 5551145.
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    72. Kritcher EM, Thyrum PT, Luchi RJ. Human cardiac myosin. Biochemical and structural characterization. Biochim Biophys Acta. 1970 Nov 17; 221(2):264-71. PMID: 4249927.
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    73. Thyrum PT, Kritcher EM, Luchi RJ. Effect of L-thyroxine on the primary structure of cardiac myosin. Biochim Biophys Acta. 1970 Mar 3; 197(2):335-6. PMID: 4244493.
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    74. Starr I, Luchi RJ. Blind study on the action of digitoxin on elderly women. Am Heart J. 1969 Dec; 78(6):740-51. PMID: 5352988.
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    75. Gerhardt RE, Knouss RF, Thyrum PT, Luchi RJ, Morris JJ. Quinidine excretion in aciduria and alkaluria. Ann Intern Med. 1969 Nov; 71(5):927-33. PMID: 5360313.
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    76. Thyrum PT, Luchi RJ, Thyrum EM. Nuclear magnetic resonance evidence for interactions between procaine and thiamine pyrophosphate. Nature. 1969 Aug 16; 223(5207):747-8. PMID: 5802687.
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    77. Luchi RJ, Kritcher EM, Thyrum PT. Reduced cardiac myosin adenosinetriphosphatase activity in dogs with spontaneously occurring heart failure. Circ Res. 1969 Apr; 24(4):513-9. PMID: 4238353.
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    78. Thyrum PT, Luchi RJ, Conn HL. The complex formation of procaine and procaine amide with adenosine triphosphate. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 1968 Nov; 164(1):239-51. PMID: 5722105.
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    79. Luchi RJ, Gruber JW. Unusually large digitalis requirements. A study of altered digoxin metabolism. Am J Med. 1968 Aug; 45(2):322-8. PMID: 5666656.
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    80. Luchi RJ, Kritcher EM. Drug effects on cardiac myosin adenosine triphosphatase activity. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 1967 Dec; 158(3):540-5. PMID: 4294509.
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    81. Luchi RJ, Kritcher EM. Cardiac myosin adenosinetriphosphatase activity. Modifying factors and comparison with skeletal muscle myosin adenosinetriphosphatase activity. Circ Res. 1966 Aug; 19(2):283-94. PMID: 4223789.
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    82. Conn HL, Detweiler DK, McGiff J, Luchi RJ. Why we have gone to the dogs. Trans Am Clin Climatol Assoc. 1966; 77:34-47. PMID: 5894832; PMCID: PMC2441100.
    83. LUCHI RJ, KRITCHER EM, CONN HL. MOLECULAR CHARACTERISTICS OF CANINE CARDIAC MYOSIN. Circ Res. 1965 Jan; 16:74-82. PMID: 14252158.
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    84. LUCHI RJ, CONN HL. DIGITALIS ACTION ON THE CELLS: FABLE, FACT, AND FANCY. Prog Cardiovasc Dis. 1965 Jan; 7:336-59. PMID: 14259735.
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    85. CONN HL, LUCHI RJ. SOME CELLULAR AND METABOLIC CONSIDERATIONS RELATING TO THE ACTION OF QUINIDINE AS A PROTOTYPE ANTIARRHYTHMIC AGENT. Am J Med. 1964 Nov; 37:685-99. PMID: 14237425.
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    86. CONN HL, LUCHI RJ. CELLULAR BASIS FOR REGULATION OF THE CIRCULATION BY DIGITALIS AND QUINIDINE. Circ Res. 1964 Nov; 15:SUPPL 2:153-68. PMID: 14245905.
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    87. THYRUM PT, CONN HL, LUCHI RJ. THE ANTIFIBRILLATORY ACTIVITY OF A NEW SERIES OF PROCAINE AMIDE ANALOGS. Arch Int Pharmacodyn Ther. 1964 Oct 1; 151:494-502. PMID: 14228062.
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    88. LUCHI RJ, HELWIG J, CONN HL. Quinidine toxicity and its treatment. An Experimental study. Am Heart J. 1963 Mar; 65:340-8. PMID: 13931458.
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    89. CONN HL, LUCHI RJ. Ionic influences on quinidinealbumin interaction. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 1961 Jul; 133:76-83. PMID: 13695031.
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    90. CONN HL, LUCHI RJ. Some quantitative aspects of the binding of quinidine and related quinoline compounds by human serum albumin. J Clin Invest. 1961 Mar; 40:509-16. PMID: 13695032; PMCID: PMC290747.
    91. ROSE CS, LUCHI RJ, AVERY A, NORRIS RF, GYORGY P. Mono- and disaccharides in growth of Lactobacillus bifidus and its mutants. Proc Soc Exp Biol Med. 1952 Dec; 81(3):712-5. PMID: 13037776.
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