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To the Editor.—
Physiotherapist Robert King (231:137, 1975) is simply describing the American version of what James Cyriax in England calls "the vacuum in orthopedic medicine."
This describes the area between the prescription of drugs on one border and orthopedic surgery on the other. It is...
GENTAMICIN is an aminoglycoside antibiotic derived from Micromonospora purpurea. It has broadspectrum antibacterial action against most strains of Staphylococcus, Escherichia, Enterobacter, and Pseudomonas,1 and has been widely used in clinical practice with satisfactory results. However, like...
Severe hypertonic dehydration with hyperglycemia developed in a 7-week-old infant girl after she was fed an overconcentrated milk formula for five days. Renal failure, disseminated intravascular coagulation, gangrene of the legs, and coma were added complications.
As experience with long-term hemodialysis for patients with end-stage kidney disease has enlarged, rather strange complications have developed in some patients. An earlier editorial in The Journal (230:1680, 1974) described a group of patients in whom cachexia, ascites, and severe hypertension...
IT HAS been estimated that at least 60,000 patients die each year from our inability to control cancer while it is still localized at or near its site of origin.1 This disappointing failure to control local cancer with surgery alone, or with radiation therapy alone, has led to many clinical...
SEVERE neutropenia has been noted as a complication of the administration of penicillin and many of its derivatives but not of nafcillin. This may be a result of the less extensive use of nafcillin.1 Lack of apparent hematologic complications with nafcillin has led some clinicians to conclude...
This symposium brought together a group of experts who are studying the entire gamut of cardiac physiology from the sarcomere to the integrated aspects of function in the whole heart. The contributions vary somewhat in quality but most are good to excellent. One of the most enlightening sections...
A boy born to a known alcoholic mother demonstrated the fetal alcohol syndrome. Although considerably postterm, he weighed less than 1.5 kg (3 lb) at birth and has failed to catch up at 2 1/2 years of age. In addition to continuing prenatal and postnatal growth and developmental deficits, he has...
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