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To the Editor.—
I was most interested in the article by Greene et al1 describing gastric ulceration as a complication of double-lumen nasogastric tubes. It is somewhat interesting that all of the reported cases were noted at autopsy.
At our institution, the double-lumen tubes have been in...
Radiation-associated thyroid carcinomas continue to occur with alarming frequency. Among 50 patients with thyroid carcinoma seen over the past four years, 20 had received prior neck x-ray treatment. These patients developed tumors an average of 20 years after x-ray exposure, and were nearly all...
Twenty-five patients undergoing total hip replacement received low doses of heparin sodium. Phlebography was used for the diagnosis of deep venous thrombosis. Five thousand international units (IU) of heparin were given subcutaneously two hours preoperatively, 5,000 IU postoperatively the night...
Approximately one quarter of a million American physicians are familiar with the first edition of AMA Drug Evaluations (AMA-DE), the American Medical Association's comprehensive treatise on drugs. This book, released in 1971, has been widely acclaimed for its forthright, scientific approach in...
In vitro tests for cell-mediated immunity were conducted in a group of patients and physicians whose histories suggested the possibility of hypersensitivity to halothane. The results of tests for lymphocyte transformation in these subjects were not significantly different from the results in a...
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