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Prolonged motor seizure activity was controlled with intravenously administered diazepam (5 to 10 mg) in 36 children ranging from one month to 12 years of age. Of the children, 10 had acute structural or metabolic cerebral disease or both, 12 had acute seizure disorder of undetermined...
With the exception of its known involvement in hemorrhagic fevers, the kidney is not generally regarded as a primary target for viral infection. This view is about to change. There are indications that viruses may be associated with kidney disease.
Seventy-three patients were surgically treated for a variety of peripheral entrapment neuropathies. Although the carpal tunnel syndrome was most common, compressions of the ulnar, radial, peroneal, posterior tibial, and suprascapular nerves were also found. In several cases, the...
Legal and medical definitions of death are not characterized by intrinsic uniformity or scientific exactness. The legal definition of death is also not necessarily identical with the ordinary medical definition of death and is inconsistent with extraordinary medical definitions. The...
To the Editor:—
Following the publication of our articles, "Treatment of Hiccups by Pharyngeal Stimulation in Anesthetized and Conscious Subjects" (202:32, 1967) and "An Effective Method for the Treatment of Hiccups During Anesthesia" (Anesthesiology 28:463, 1967),...
Among the many problems surrounding the transplantation of vital organs from recently deceased persons to those who seem to need them, one of the most critical is this: When is the donor finally and irretrievably dead? When does one dare to relieve him, in particular, of his heart or his...
It has long been recognized that male hormone is both a prerequisite and an incitant in pattern alopecia occurring in genetically predisposed men.1-4 The report by Papa and Kligman5 in 1965 of stimulation of hair growth in common baldness was, therefore, a most startling and unexpected...
Recognizing the syndrome of posttraumatic fat embolism can be difficult. The onset of tachypnea, pulmonary rales, cyanosis, and stupor is frequently so rapid and dramatic that all efforts must be directed toward resuscitation. In such instances, the physician's use of pressure-or...
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