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Patients with neuromuscular disease frequently experience acute respiratory failure. Most require endotracheal intubation or tracheostomy and mechanical ventilation because of paralysis and inability to maintain adequate spontaneous respiration. The prognosis is usually excellent if ventilatory...
SCLERODERMA has been reported in association with Hashimoto thyroiditis, Sjögren syndrome, congenital hypergammaglobulinemia, myasthenia gravis, mycosis fungoides, muscular dystrophy, and urticaria pigmentosa; and hyperthyroidism in association with thyroid acropachy, vitiligo, pretibial...
IN HAWAII, physicians began efforts to improve quality care for hospitalized patients in 1965. Since then, several statewide studies have revealed that nonpunitive peer review systems are ineffective.1,2 Realizing this, The Queen's Medical Center in Honolulu (480 beds) revised its utilization...
To the Editor.—
In the article by Schoenbaum et al (233:151, 1975), entitled "Epidemiology of Congenital Rubella Syndrome: The Role of Maternal Parity," the authors fail to consider the possibility that young primiparas of lower socioeconomic class may have extensive contact with children in...
We thank Dr Branson for relating her experience with another potential source of erroneous microbiologic results. The false-positive findings that we investigated derived from direct stains of cerebrospinal fluid (that had been contaminated by nonviable organisms in the specimen...
A growing literature supports the concept that some cases of neuroblastoma are hereditary. To this we add the first known case, to our knowledge, of neuroblastoma in a parent and child. Various factors, such as the remarkable tendency for this tumor to regress spontaneously, as well as its...
Current Reviews of Higher Nervous System Dysfunction, edited by Walter J. Friedlander (Advances in Neurology, vol 7), 195 pp, $16, New York, Raven Press, 1975.
Advances in Neurology is one of several series of monographs in the neurological sciences that attempt to bring new knowledge to the...
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