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Relieving intractable pain remains a problem for physicians
Thalamotomy aids some cancer patients
Thalamotomy is one of the surgical procedures used for relief of chronic intractable pain and can produce good results. It remains experimental and generally is reserved for the terminally ill.
The electrocardiograms of seven young men were studied to determine the effects of Δ-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the most psychoactive component of marihuana. Two doses of THC, 200μg/kg of body weight and 300μg/kg, were given orally to each subject at a three-day interval, and placebo was...
Earlier studies of the coagulation mechanism in patients undergoing hypertonic saline-induced abortion yielded data ranging from a normal clotting mechanism to evidence of frank disseminated intravascular coagulation. Because of this wide variability, patients were monitored to determine the...
The efficacy of lomustine (CCNU) therapy in metastatic renal cell carcinoma was studied in 23 patients. Only 20 of these cases could be evaluated, and, of these, four showed an objective remission lasting from three to six months. Hypercalcemia was controlled, pulmonary and soft tissue...
Of 13,349 hospitalized medical patients monitored in a drug surveillance program, 788 (5.9%) received spironolactone during one or more admissions. Adverse reactions were attributed to spironolactone in 164 patients (20.8%). Hyperkalemia was reported in 68 patients (8.6%). Frequency increased...
A sample of US physicians has been surveyed regarding their opinions about anorexigenic drugs and their prescribing of them. Most physicians see numerous overweight patients, although 22% of the general practitioners, 43% of the obstetrician-gynecologists, and 50% of the internists do not...
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Programs for training physician's assistants and associates are expanding in numbers and in the variety of skills expected of program graduates. A special need for such personnel exists in municipal hospitals that are often called on to provide primary care to a large population. Former Armed...
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