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Dr. Sauder refers to the efforts of Doctors Rainer and Bullough (Brit. M. J. 2:1024-1028 [Nov. 2] 1957) to resuscitate children in cardiac arrest by placing one arm underneath the knees and flexing the legs against the chest. They reported eight...
Abstract A total of 25 ambulatory diabetic patients were treated with a combination of phenformin (DBI) and a sulfonylurea drug (either tolbutamide or chlorpropamide). These patients had failed to respond fully to treatment with a sulfonylurea drug alone. The therapy was successful in reducing...
Tolbutamide (Orinase), when effective in maintaining euglycemia, may be the drug of choice in the adult, stable, ketoacidosis-resistant form of diabetes mellitus. Its toxicity is low, hypoglycemic reactions are minimal, and its beta-cytotropic action makes it sound physiologically....
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In your editorial of July 2, 1960, page 1032, "Use of Air Pressure to Speed up Blood Transfusion," mention is made of the intravenous administration of calcium. I would like to offer a note of caution, since calcium given intravenously would be...
Initially correctible heart disease frequently ends in intractable congestive heart failure. This outcome can be prevented in many patients by employing various available modalities of treatment followed by corrective heart surgery. Such a "double-barrelled attack" is made possible by...
FROM JULY 1, 1945, to June 1, 1960, 32,465 patients were delivered at Memorial Hospital of Long Beach with the loss of only one mother from any cause. This patient had chronic nephritis and died in convulsions following delivery. This series included 1,920 cesarean sections in which there were...
In the treatment of heart failure it is necessary to make use of all available therapeutic agents, to adapt them to the individual patient, and to adjust them to changing conditions. Overdigitalization, especially common in the presence of sinus rhythm, is as bad as inadequate...
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