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CERVICAL lymphadenopathy is a relatively common clinical problem. Differential diagnosis includes hematological, lymphoreticular, or metastatic malignancies, mycobacterial, bacterial, viral, or rickettsial infections, and diseases of unknown etiology such as sarcoidosis and catscratch fever. In...
PNEUMOTHORAX accounts for approximately 0.2% of all hospital admissions1 and occurs as a complication of mechanical ventilation in 4.2% of patients.2 Although the total yearly incidence of pneumothorax has remained fairly stable, there has been a steady increase in those cases due to iatrogenic...
Dr Aring's commentary on page 1849 brings to mind a sobering thought for the Bicentennial. In recent times, the traditional American values, namely, self-reliance, self-assessment, and emphasis on individual standards of excellence, appear to have given way to a greater and greater concern for...
To the Editor.—
I think the title of the article, "Fallibility of the Clinical Diagnosis of Venous Thrombosis" (234: 605, 1975), is misleading.
The article is very specific as to comparison of the Doppler technique to the venogram, but does not really talk about how often the clinician would...
During the last 20 years, there has been a great deal of attention devoted to the study of scoliosis and other spinal deformities. This has resulted in the accumulation of large amounts of information dealing with genetics, natural history, the associated diseases, the results of conservative...
Enterococci caused eleven of 20 cases (55%) of narcotic-associated endocarditis in Cleveland over a 54-month period. Acute staphylococcal endocarditis seen concurrently in this addict population displayed tricuspid valve involvement and septic pulmonary emboli, but enterococcal endocarditis was...
REGIONAL enteritis is associated with many complications; these include abdominal abscesses, hemorrhage, fistula formation, bowel obstruction, and malabsorption syndrome. Involvement of the duodenum is an unusual but well-established manifestation. Duodenobiliary communication, however, has been...
Warning efforts aim at preventing another encephalitis epidemic
Public health preparations are being made for whatever this summer may bring—if anything— in the way of arthropod-borne viral encephalitis outbreaks in humans.
"It's not clear what kind of a year we are going to have," says John A....
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