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Abstract Recommendations1,2 that patients with chronic renal disease should be given influenza vaccine annually are based on three premises: (1) patients with renal failure have a higher than normal mortality following influenza infection; (2) influenza vaccine may reduce morbidity and mortality...
Carboxyhemoglobinemia is a well-known consequence of carbon monoxide exposure from smoking. However, only moderately elevated levels have been reported. We report the case of an asymptomatic man with severe chronic obstructive lung disease and carboxyhemoglobin levels repeatedly in excess of 30%...
To the Editor.—
I disagree with suggestions in two consecutive issues of The Journal that we drop two good, clear words and replace them with euphemisms. Howard Schatz, MD (239:190, 1978), suggests that we find a more comforting word to replace "senile," and in an editorial in the preceding...
We have read the comments of Drs Stein and Flexner.
The main point of our report concerned a sclerotic bone lesion in Hodgkin's disease that reverted to normal after treatment. We do not consider that this lesion was due to hematogenic spread because (a) it was a sclerotic lesion of the "ivory...
Lap and shoulder safety belts have changed the anatomic distribution of motor vehicle injuries. Head injuries have declined, while blunt chest trauma now appears more commonly. Unfortunately, and "especially when enmeshed in the web of other more obvious internal and external insults,"...
SINCE its discovery in 1942, sulfasalazine (Azulfidine) has been the most commonly used sulfonamide for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease. Its merit has been well established in ulcerative colitis, and it possibly has a place in the treatment of Crohn's disease. Although minor adverse...
THE VALUE of scintigraphy of the cranial and facial bones has received little attention in the literature in comparison with the many articles published about scintigraphy of the axial skeleton. The normal anatomy of the skull in scintigraphy was described by Jones and Patton1 and Bergstedt.2...
To the Editor.—
The case report " `Ivory Vertebra' in Hodgkin's Disease' " by Hertz et al (238:2402, 1977) is an interesting demonstration that a sclerotic bone lesion in Hodgkin's disease may respond to radiotherapy. However, both their analysis of the case and the treatment given their...
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