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Technetium polyphosphate gains favor as bone scanning agent
A bone scanning agent introduced just one year ago has quickly become the agent of choice for detecting bone metastases in patients with known neoplastic disease. According to investigators at the Upstate Medical Center, State...
The name of S. Arthur Localio, MD, was inadvertently misspelled in a recent item (JAMA Medical News 220:1672 [June 26] 1972) announcing the appointment of Johnson & Johnson Distinguished Professors of Surgery. Dr. Localio is professor of surgery at the New York University Medical Center.
Free-radical technology can be combined with immunoassay to yield an entirely new system for detection and assay of small molecules in biologic fluids. The method, called "spin immunoassay," has substantial advantages over radioimmunoassay and standard procedures such as thin-layer and...
Thirty-one episodes of acute coronary insufficiency were treated orally with anticoagulant drugs alone. On 29 occasions, heparin sodium was administered intravenously additionally during the first two to four days. During the first ten days of treatment, one patient receiving anticoagulant drugs...
Echocardiography was used to evaluate interventricular septal motion in 17 patients with congenital cardiac defects that produced either left-to-right shunts at the atrial or tricuspid insufficiency. Fourteen patients had abnormal septal motion: 12 had type A and 2 had type B motion. Two...
Certain conditions make endotracheal intubation with existing laryngoscopes far from ideal, and occasionally impossible. Patients with anatomical abnormalities which limit range of motion in the cervical spine or temporomandibular joint, or both, may require a tracheostomy solely for the purpose...
The expectation behind combining two successful modalities of cancer treatment is that the cure rate will increase. The use of radical surgery and radiation therapy has been avidly explored in different sequence, with the use of various schedules and with assorted modifications. Agreement as to...
Unlike bronchial cancer, which has assumed almost epidemic proportions in many countries, cancer of the trachea is rare, and cancer of the larynx is uncommon. Laryngeal cancer, nevertheless, resembles bronchial cancer in being essentially a disease of men who smoke.
Because of its accessibility...
Advanced cancers of the hypopharynx and larynx respond poorly to treatment by either irradiation or operation, especially when they are associated with metastases to the cervical nodes. Survival figures at five years for lesions of the larynx with spread to cervical nodes range from 4% to...
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