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AS MORE experience is gained with jejunoileal bypass, more unanticipated complications are being discovered. A complication not yet reported is pneumatosis intestinalis in the defunctionalized small-bowel segment. This complication occurred in one patient in our series.
Report of a Case
PARENTERAL hyperalimentation has been a lifesaving form of therapy in nutritionally depleted and debilitated patients. Dudrick and his associates1 devised this technique whereby high-caloric solutions of glucose, protein hydrolysates, and other nutrients are infused through a subclavian catheter...
Deaths associated with halothane abuse have occurred in employees in three different hospitals. The medical profession should be aware of the potential for abuse of this anesthetic drug.
(JAMA 235:1034-1035, 1976)
JUSTICE Cardozo said that there is an accuracy that defeats itself by overemphasis of details, and that one must permit oneself, quite advisedly and deliberately, a certain margin of misstatement. This rule applies not only in the legal profession; in medicine too, detail quite often conceals...
This scholarly work, in preparation for 15 years, fills a great gap in our knowledge of medical history, especially of the knowledge of anatomy during the Renaissance. Vesalius has received abundant attention and stands as a landmark, but his immediate precursors have received relatively little...
EDROPHONIUM chloride (Tensilon) is a rapidly acting anticholinesterase drug of short duration. It has been widely used in the evaluation and treatment of supraventricular arrhythmias, such as paroxysmal atrial and paroxysmal junctional tachycardia.1-2 Reported complications have included sinus...
To the Editor.—
While your editorial on the Food and Drug Administration-developed patient package insert (233:1089, 1975) avoids taking a totally negative stance, the emphasis is nevertheless on the possible harm of such inserts, with no mention of potential good. The insert policy could be...
I would like to express my vehement disagreement with the review of the "Beeson-McDermott" textbook (JAMA, Oct 27, 1975).
The encyclopedic feature of this text book is just what I need in the practice of internal medicine. The more encyclopedic the better. An ideal text book of medicine would...
The third edition of this widely used text is an indispensable account of tissue-damaging reactions caused by antibodies. I would like to confess that I am involved in a similar assignment on this side of the ocean, could have pleaded conflict of interest and refused to review this volume, but...
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