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A combination of chlormerodrin Hg 197 kidney scan and rose bengal sodium I 131 liver scan can facilitate the diagnosis of upper abdominal masses. This technique was used in the diagnosis of Wilms' tumor in a 2-year-old boy.
In previous communications I have indicated that I believe that health care of high quality can be organized and delivered to the nation economically and with maximum accessibility and availability, in a context of competitive, market-oriented enterprise.
I have also indicated,...
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Intestinal intubation is frequently employed in the management of small-bowel obstruction, a procedure from which complications have not been reported.1 We recently encountered an intubation complication in a patient who had had a gastroenterostomy....
To our knowledge, no case of pregnancy complicated by complete heart block and old myocardial infarction has been reported. In this communication, we shall describe the obstetrical course and anesthetic management of a pregnant patient with these unusual complications....
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Although washed normal human erythrocytes suspended in saline are rapidly hemolyzed when exposed to 25 mg/ml of cephalothin, no hemolysis was detected after exposure of whole blood mixed with anticoagulant acid citrate dextrose solution to 25 mg/ml of...
There has been an increasing incidence of glottic inflammatory reactions. A search of the literature for a cause disclosed that leachable substances in polyvinyl chloride (PVC) could cause tissue injury. A study revealed that PVC slivers cut from some catheters intended for endotracheal...
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Like Alexander Gode, PhD, I pride myself that I know 2 1/2 languages beside English (203:544, 1968). One of these is Mandarin Chinese, and in that language to "see" the physician and to "see" the patient is everyday colloquial usage. The word used is...
Cardiac blood pool scan of a patient with congestive heart failure appeared to indicate marked increase of thickness of the myocardium. Autopsy revealed diffuse infiltration of the heart by amyloid. Because of the problem of the differential diagnosis on cardiac scans, between diffuse...
Three adult patients with acute myelocytic leukemia have been observed with complete remissions lasting from 2 1/2 to 9 1/2 years. Maintenance chemotherapy was not required during the period of remission. During the time in which these patients were treated initially, there were 177...
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