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New hip disease categories should help in planning surgery
After an extensive study of osteoarthritic hip disease, two Toronto orthopedic researchers say the end results of hip surgery can be improved by a better reading of roentgenograms.
Ian Macnab, MB,ChB, and Hugh Cameron, MB, ChB, gave...
When streptococcal infections with an antistreptolysin O response occur in spite of prophylaxis with penicillin administered orally, throat cultures are often falsely negative. In comparisons of rheumatic children given prophylaxis with siblings not receiving prophylaxis, cultures were negative...
Synthetic salmon calcitonin was given daily for 90 days as a subcutaneous dose of 50 Medical Research Council units to three patients with active Paget's disease and one patient with osteogenesis imperfecta. Symptomatic improvement occurred in two of the patients with Paget's disease and in the...
Doxorubicin (adriamycin) is a new cytotoxic antibiotic with antitumor activity in a variety of neoplasms in man. Thirteen patients with pulmonary metastases from osteogenic sarcoma were given adriamycin at a dose ranging from 17.5 to 35 mg/sq m of body surface area daily for three or four days,...
Halothane, a safely and easily administered anesthetic agent, is associated with liver damage only in the rare patient. Until a method is developed to predict which individuals will be affected adversely, the best protection we can provide for the patient is to monitor closely the postoperative...
Drug abuse in the US Army, Europe, is severe enough to result in numerous hospitalizations and occasional deaths. An abundance of all types of inexpensive, abusable drugs is available in Europe. During the past year there has been an increasing trend among a small percentage of US Army soldiers...
Methods for establishing peer review and medical quality control are much discussed but rarely implemented programs. To a minor degree, partial programs have been established as experimental models. To date, there has not been a statewide program which encompasses peer review, medical review,...
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