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A prospective study was undertaken to identify potential sources of infection in patients requiring open heart surgery. Preoperative blood and urine cultures were sterile. Cultures done during surgery were positive in 47 (71%) of 66 patients studied. The most common site of microbial...
Five professional people, including three physicians, an engineer, and an accountant, reported severe changes in mental acuity, including lack of concentrating ability, amnesia-like episodes, difficulty in simple calculations, and problems in reading. Each was taking methyldopa at normal...
Mebendazole (Vermox, Belgium), a new anthelmintic drug, was tested in Louisiana subjects infected with whipworms (Trichuris trichiura) and pinworms (Enterobius vermicularis). For comparative purposes, groups of patients infected with whipworms and pinworms were treated with thiabendazole...
To the Editor.—
The recent summary on the management of high-risk pregnancy by Pearson (229:1439, 1974) was clear, concise, and almost comprehensive. There is, however, one additional general consideration that practicing obstetricians should keep in mind.
Pregnancy is a time of joy for most...
To the Editor.—
The first case of leprosy contracted by a US serviceman while on active duty in Vietnam was recently reported by Medford.1 He stated that the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology was aware of another case, but no details were available. Those details are briefly presented...
THIS article illustrates the rapid reversal of coma due to amitriptyline hydrochloride overdose by the administration of physostigmine salicylate. Physostigmine is the only commonly used specific cholinesterase inhibitor that readily penetrates the blood brain barrier.1
Slovis et al2 reported...
The thalassemia syndromes are due to quantitative abnormalities of hemoglobin peptide synthesis. Thalassemia is manifested only by hypochromia and microcytosis, with little or no anemia in the heterozygous patient (minor form); however, it causes severe hypochromic, microcytic anemia with...
THE crisis of acute hypercalcemia constitutes one of the more common endocrine emergencies. Within the past few years, new therapeutic modalities have become available for the medical management of this entity. We review these modalities and suggest a regimen for the rational treatment of the...
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