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Kidney tumors succumb to blockage of blood supply by microspheres
Injection of a ferrosilicone colloid—iron micro-spheres suspended in liquid silicone—into the blood supply of a hypernephroma has resulted in the kidney tumor's necrosis in three patients, say Los Angeles surgeons.
OFTEN the practicing physician is faced with the problem of one of his patients unexpectedly showing a positive urine test for sugar. This may occur in a routine office checkup, during hospitalization, or perhaps be reported from an examination performed elsewhere, such as for life insurance or...
The His bundle catheter, in use for only about six years, together with the capillary microelectrode, now provide electrophysiologists with data that not only jar the foundations of traditional electrocardiography but also provide the previously empirical interpretation of normal and abnormal...
To the Editor.—
In reading through your QUESTION AND ANSWER (232:962, 1975), I was somewhat disturbed to come across a letter requesting information about persistent bilateral galactorrhea in a patient who was receiving thioridazine, 100 mg twice a day, and amitriptyline hydrochloride, 10 mg...
WITH THE advent of hemodialysis for patients with end-stage renal disease, medical complications not previously encountered, including advanced secondary hyperparathyroidism with resultant metastatic calcifications, have developed.1-6 Cardiac calcifications have been reported previously as an...
Many who are approaching 60 to 65 dread their impending mandatory retirement. Even those who looked forward to it with joyful anticipation often find that neither the pleasures of leisure, nor the pursuit of hobbies, nor an ersatz second career makes for the good life. Unfortunately, the anguish...
When we indicate the brain in accounting for a cardiac disorder, we usually do so in the context of psychosomatic medicine. We recognize that, triggered by emotion, impulses from the brain may derange the rate or the rhythm of the heart through the mediation of the autonomic nervous system. What...
A patient first seen with cardiac cachexia was found to have a large left atrial myxoma. The diagnosis was first suggested by echocardiographic examination. Cure was achieved by surgery. Light and electron microscopic studies indicate a multipotential mesenchymal cell origin of myxomata.
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