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Pacemaker users face no danger from gun detector
The increasing use of magnetometers to detect the concealed weapons of would-be airline hijackers has produced a clinical study of the effects of magnetism on cardiac pacemakers.
The conclusion: a newly developed Westinghouse magnetometer, going...
This report surveys the techniques, safety and litigation experience of 170,000 exercise stress tests performed in 73 medical centers. Procedures and results varied but certain patterns emerged: (1) A medical history was required before testing in 89% of centers, a physical examination in 97%,...
A controlled field study to evaluate the efficacy of a single dose of monovalent influenza A2/Hong Kong vaccine was conducted among Seattle area school children in late fall of 1968. Concurrent epidemics of influenza A and influenza B occurred from December 1968 through February of 1969....
Serial blood glucose and plasma immunoreactive insulin measurements during operations for insulomas were clinically useful in six patients. Mean blood glucose concentration rose by 40 mg/100 ml/hr during the initial 30 minutes after tumor removal, when no further functioning insuloma remained in...
Methylphenidate hydrochloride caused adverse behavioral reactions in three patients. In two instances, a 6 1/2-year-old girl and a 10-year-old boy were receiving therapeutic dosages for hyperkinetic behavior. In the girl, a state of excitement occurred, followed by catatonic withdrawal, while...
The shortage of qualified technologists and technicians in nuclear medicine is a serious problem. The urgent need is not only for additional people, but for more highly qualified ones capable of performing technical functions with a minimum of direct supervision, thereby allowing the physician...
In a survey of blood bank physicians and medical directors in the United States conducted by the Scientific Advisory Committee of the American Association of Blood Banks, 980 (47%) of the 2,099 questionnaires were returned, with the majority of respondents being pathologists. Many of the blood...
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