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THIS SUBJECT has created intense interest and diverse opinions recently among those who treat patients having hypertension and renal disorders. Part of the interest may be attributed to rapid advances in diagnostic and surgical procedures. This is especially true of renal-vascular lesions...
THE LACK of a precise method for quanitatively measuring myocardial blood flow has severely limited investigation of the effects of drugs and surgery on this vital segment of the circulatory system. Methods previously employed to measure coronary flow both directly and indirectly have readily...
A new method of producing artificial circulation by external sternal compression without thoracotomy was evaluated in 138 episodes of cardiac arrest in 118 patients. Seventy-six arrests occurred outside the operating and recovery room areas. Seven out of every 10 were in asystole; the...
Death may gather its harvest with impatient slowness or with the suddenness of a second. It is in the latter where life may be saved by rapid, emergency action of those present. But attempt at revival should not be made for all who die, even suddenly. The reviver's judgment, prudence,...
CIRCULATING blood volume is measured by the observed degree of dilution of a known amount of some suitable test material injected into the blood stream. The operational design and clinical usefulness of a recently developed instrument with which these measurements can be made accurately,...
To the Editor:—
It seems that the ridiculous attack upon me by Dr. Bean, published in the Aug. 19, 1961, issue of The Journal (Letters to the Journal column 177:529) was undignified and uncalled for. He should appreciate that I was asking for information so that in...
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It is with some difficulty that I have interpreted Dr. Quick's comments (JAMA 176:1127 [July 1] 1961) on my article concerning the Thrombotest (JAMA 176:188 [April 22] 1961). Apparently he was referring to procedures used in my study which were termed...
Ligation of the internal iliac arteries may be life-saving in the control of severe pelvic hemorrhage occurring spontaneously or operatively. This operation was done in 60 patients. It was unilateral in 15 and bilateral in 45. In addition, both ovarian arteries were ligated in 15 of the...
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