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FDA approves clinical use of carcinoembryonic antigen test
An in vitro test to aid in detecting and managing certain types of cancer has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. It is expected to be generally available within a few weeks.
Stressing that the carcinoembryonic antigen...
Pulmonary scintigrams were analyzed in conjunction with matched pulmonary angiograms for perfusion patterns, relation of perfusion to ventilation, and changes, with time, in the perfusion pattern. Eighty percent of the patients with lobar defects seen on scan and 30% with segmental or...
In a group of 20 consecutive patients hospitalized with severe traumatic shock, mean plasma glucagon levels averaged 328±65μμg/ml, significantly above the normal fasting levels. Insulin concentration was normal, and plasma glucose levels averaged 188 (±14) mg/100 ml, significantly above normal....
The association of oral contraceptive use and urinary tract infection was studied in 12,076 middle-class women, aged 18 to 54 years, who came for routine health examination. The prevalence of bacteriuria, defined as two consecutive, positive (more than 100,000 colonies per milliliter) urine...
In recent decades, the concentration of medical manpower and facilities in large metropolitan areas has paralleled the rapid urban centralization of most products and services in the United States. Predictably, people living in small towns and rural areas go to large cities for some of their...
Reported measles attack rates are substantially less since licensure of vaccine. Nevertheless, measles continues to be an important cause of morbidity among inner-city populations. In an urban epidemic that occurred after vaccine licensure, the deaths, encephalitis cases, and complication rates...
Postspinal headache is not an uncommon complication of dural puncture. In 80% of cases, the headache resolves spontaneously within two weeks. Past treatment by empirical measures was not very successful. The epidural blood patch is a relatively new technique for treatment of postspinal headache....
Duodenocaval fistula was caused by toothpick perforation of the third portion of the duodenum into the inferior vena cava. The patient died of fulminant sepsis.
The clinical course of emphysematous cholecystitis is highly correlated with diabetes, male sex, and age of more than 50 years. Roentgenographic features include luminal and occasionally submucosal gallbladder gas. Clinically, the patient may be jaundiced and frequently has a history of...
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