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AN ISOELECTRIC EEG is often regarded as the definitive feature of death. However, some pharmaceuticals have been reported to be associated with an isoelectric EEG in patients who subsequently showed neurologic and EEG improvement. A literature review was conducted to identify such agents. This...
PHYSICIANS use the clinical laboratory to obtain more information each year. The kinds of laboratory tests have grown steadily for the past 30 years (Fig 1). Even more strikingly, the total tests produced by the clinical laboratory have grown exponentially (Fig 2) at a compound rate of about 13%...
THE USE of permanent cardiac pacemakers for control of symptomatic bradyarrhythmias has become widespread, and the practicing physician is likely to encounter a patient who is being treated with one of these devices. We will review briefly some aspects of pacemaker function and methods of...
In the ORIGINAL CONTRIBUTION, "Chemoprophylaxis for Patients With Colorectal Cancer," published in the June 28 issue (235:2825-2828, 1976), an error was made in reference 15 (p 2828). The first author of that reference is Roswit B, not Rosvit, as published.
To the Editor.—
The article by Martin et al (235:2323, 1976) indicates that the diagnosis of tuberous sclerosis in a patient may be confirmed by identification of subependymal calcifications on computerized axial tomography (CT). From their series of patients, they imply that a normal CT scan...
SPONTANEOUS rupture of solid organs is a rare but potentially serious complication of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). This patient had a spontaneous rupture of the spleen in the absence of obvious splenic vasculitis or histologic abnormalities.
Report of a Case
Systemic lupus erythematosus...
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If the title is, in fact, eponymic, the name is usually that of the discoverer of the disease (Parkinsonism,...
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