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To the Editor.—
I would take some exception to the advice of N. J. Giannestras, MD, to the physician from New York with regard to the use of a heating pad applied to the foot in a patient described as having mild diabetes with probable arteriolar disease (238:2419, 1977). Should this patient...
In the Feb 13 issue of The Journal (239:660, 1978), part of a sentence was missing from the abstract, published under Chest. The sentence should have read "... the mean arterial oxygen pressure (Pao2) decreased from 74 ± 3 mm Hg to 68 ± 3 mm Hg and the venous admixture effect increased from 8±...
Rerouting the temporal artery may prevent more ischemic attacks
For patients who have suffered mild or severe strokes due to occlusion of the internal carotid artery, anastomosis of the superficial temporal artery to the middle carotid artery can lead to revascularization of the brain, with...
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This volume is as much the autobiography of Milton Roemer covering the years of his professional writing career as it is an integrated interpretation of the varied health systems of the world. It includes 30 papers covering 45 countries written over a 25-year period. Roemer has worked in or...
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While studying phenotypes of cystinuria, we measured the daily excretion rates of a 28-year-old man with a nine-year history of cystine stone formation and who, during the course of our study, received a kidney transplant at a nearby hospital because of "end-stage kidney...
The first aortocoronary bypass graft (ACBG) for coronary heart disease (CHD) was performed in 1964. From 1967 to the summer of 1977, between 250,000 and 300,000 such procedures were performed in this country. With such extensive experience, the patient might expect that most questions regarding...
Placental growth retardation caused 84 fetal and neonatal deaths per 100,000 births. Its frequency increased as mothers' diastolic blood pressure levels increased, an effect augmented by proteinuria. The perinatal deaths also increased with advancing maternal age, anemia, and poverty. Maternal...
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