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Biosynthetic eardrum reported ready to undergo clinical trial
A biosynthetic tympanic membrane prosthesis has been developed by California researchers and now is ready for clinical trials, according to Rodney Perkins, MD, who described it at a Chicago meeting.
The tympanic membrane graft...
In the EDITORIAL, "Hope, Suicide, and Medical Practice," published in the Dec 15 issue (234:1168-1169, 1975), the surname of the painter Sir Luke Fildes was misspelled Filder. The error occurred in the sentence just above the illustration on p 1168.
Among 38 patients with bronchogenic carcinoma, small-cell type, eight patients had superior vena caval obstruction (SVCO) of recent onset. Seven of these patients were initially treated with combination chemotherapy (lomustine, cyclophosphamide, and methotrexate). One patient who had SVCO was...
Black-and-white pictures on almost every page, well chosen to complement the brief, pertinent, and easy-to-read German text, make this a useful and inexpensive atlas of dermatopathology. A pleasant realism and logic characterize this work. For example, the photodermatoses, about which lengthy...
When hemodialysis was introduced in the treatment of patients with prolonged or irreversible, acute1 or chronic2 renal failure, one of the questions asked was: Could pregnancy be sustained in an oliguric woman? It was feared that heparin used during dialysis could precipitate or aggravate...
The names of the authors were transposed in the byline of the ORIGINAL CONTRIBUTION, "Polyvinyl Chloride Toxicity in Fires: Hydrogen Chloride Toxicity in Fire Fighters," published in the Jan 26 issue (235:393-397, 1976). The by-line should read as follows: Victor H. Esch, MD, Robert F. Dyer, MD....
To the Editor.—
In a recent letter to The Journal (234:1320, 1975), Dr Thornton has retrospectively reviewed the prevalence of laboratory evidence of hepatic dysfunction in 603 persons admitted to the Illinois Drug Abuse Program. From this review he concluded that when a larger population of...
To the Editor.—
I would like to take issue with Dr Eckert's statement concerning mammography, "we have not found roentgenograms helpful in assessing the status of a dominant mass, for in this instance histological diagnosis is essential regardless of the roentgenographic findings." On the...
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