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The follow-up evaluation was very inadequate. Increased symptoms above or below the operated space will develop two to ten years after the fusion. Most followups reported in the literature have been made in less than two years, even those reported by Robinson et al (J Bone Joint...
BIOCHEMICAL screening during the course of routine medical examinations has led to the discovery of increasing numbers of patients with asymptomatic primary hyperparathyroidism.1,2 There is a paucity of clinical data as to the natural history of primary hyperparathyroidism, and though recent...
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In their report of a case of neuroblastoma in father and son, Arenson et al (235:727, 1976) suggest that the incidence of familial neuroblastoma may be greater than that observed to date, one reason being that the tumor may regress spontaneously or mature to a more benign...
The FeNa test, a determination of the excreted fraction of the filtered sodium, was performed in patients in the oliguric phase of acute renal failure. Patients with prerenal azotemia had an FeNa of less than 1, and patients with acute tubular necrosis had an FeNa of more than 3 (P <.001). This...
Leg neuralgia is usually caused by nerve root irritation, and is seldom considered of viral origin. Two married couples had recurrent leg pain in a dermatome distribution. In each episode, after one to three days of neuralgia, herpetic vesicles appear on or near the genitalia. Herpesvirus...
We appreciate the comments of Harrison et al with regard to the use of sodium bicarbonate during cardiac resuscitation. The results of these investigators with resuscitation of patients by trained health personnel are enviable. These results clearly demonstrate that one can achieve...
Two articles that deal with adverse drug reactions (ADR), one by Nelson S. Irey in this issue of The Journal (p 575) and one in the Archives of Internal Medicine,1 merit special attention because they present data that contradict conclusions arrived at by a Senate subcommittee in...
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