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THERE is no need to argue whether "presbycolon" is a valid physiologic concept. As a term simply to imply the wretched bowel malfunction of so many elderly persons it has some usefulness. In this sense, presbycolon means primarily constipation plus its complications, mainly colon gas and...
AN INTRACTABLE bleeding diathesis, disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), and infarction of the liver developed in a middle-aged man with infectious mononucleosis. The striking histologic finding in this case was massive coagulative periportal hepatic necrosis.
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The Arno Press is engaged in the major task of making readily available various important scholarly works long out of print. These reprints are issued in series, each dealing with limited topics. The latest series, entitled "History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Science," holds some titles of...
Myositis ossificans has been subclassified into three categories: traumatic, progressive, or those cases associated with neuromuscular and chronic diseases. Four cases of myositis ossificans occurred in otherwise healthy individuals without any history of trauma. These four patients illustrate a...
Objective measurements of forefoot plantar pressure were taken on 25 patients with rheumatoid arthritis. The Harris mat footprint test and the Brand slipper sock test were used to assess both compressive and shearing forces. The Harris mat footprint test is a static test used when the patient is...
Sipple syndrome is an unusual entity during pregnancy. To our knowledge, this is the second case report of a pregnant patient with signs of Sipple syndrome. During pregnancy, this syndrome may present unusual complications, which require informed physician expertise for appropriate management....
To the Editor.—
In the article entitled, "Tissue Invasion by Unnamed Marine Vibrios" (233:1173, 1975), patient 2 was described as having "a positive Homan sign." I do not take exception to the newfangled omission of the 's in eponyms, but I am distressed by the misspelling of names. The fellow...
To the Editor.—
The article, "Evaluating Cephalexin in Otitis Media," by McLinn et al (234:171, 1975) was a most complete study demonstrating the therapeutic efficacy of cephalexin monohydrate in childhood otitis media. I regret that the discussion did not include the following points:
To the Editor.—
There have been reports of anticonvulsant properties of marihuana and its cannabinoid constituents in man1 (234:306, 1975), and animals.2,3 However, there have also been case reports of marihuana and cannabinoid use precipitating seizures4 and epileptiform...
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