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Cooke and his co-workers1 reported three cases of aneurysmal dilation (one with fatal rupture) in Dacron aortic prosthetic grafts. The authors noted that, although similar instances of Dacron prosthesis failure in peripheral arteries had been reported, they could find no previous record of...
To the Editor.—
I am an exsmoker oncologist at an institution where most of my patients have lung cancer and many of the hospital staff and physicians continue to smoke. Knowing the odds and being outspoken about them, I have launched verbal assaults on everyone who "lights up." These forays...
THE INCREASING frequency in urban areas of penetrating abdominal wounds and in suburban and rural areas of blunt abdominal injuries makes trauma one of the leading causes of the acute abdomen in current surgical practice. Trauma represents an accelerated form of general surgery, and the usual...
Readers of The Journal may recall the series of articles by Virginia Snodgrass (225:913, 1035, 1973) on the arguments over the benefits and ethics of psychosurgery, a type of operation which Breggin, in this book, defines as one "which mutilates or destroys brain tissue to control the emotions...
Cardiovascular risk factors were assessed in 986 women residing in three northern California communities. Women who reported current use of oral contraceptives had higher plasma triglyceride levels and systolic and diastolic blood pressures compared with women not using these agents, after...
The article by Weaver and co-workers (p 819) is a good article, demonstrating again that a very useful but potentially dangerous procedure can be well done at a low risk in a nonuniversity hospital. It also contains an excellent review of the literature. There is, however, no discussion in the...
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Diphenylhydantoin, now officially named phenytoin, interferes with the effect of dexamethasone by increasing its renal and biliary excretion.1,2 This acceleration of dexamethasone catabolism probably accounts for the failure of low doses of dexamethasone to suppress plasma...
WHEREAS the studies of coronary heart disease in the first half of this century have emphasized the pathology, pathologic physiology, and clinical features, there has been increasing emphasis on preventive aspects during the second half of the century. The beginnings were halting and random,...
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