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I read with great interest the letter on "Algorithms, Medicine, Chess, and War" (239:1847, 1978). How ironic that Charles L. Witte, MD, was not aware that David Levy, the international chess master from Scotland, was recently defeated by a computer programmed by American experts...
Reports are increasing regarding the efficacy of antipsychotic and antidepressant drugs in raising pain thresholds when used alone or as adjuncts to analgesics.
The "target" effects of psychotropic medications on symptoms of psychosis and depression have been described often and extensively. But...
DURING recent years, an increased incidence of group B streptococcal infection has been reported in newborn infants. Two distinct types have been described.1,2 The early-onset disease occurs within 24 hours after birth, is characterized by respiratory distress and septicemia, and is often fatal....
I agree with the comments made by Dr Moore regarding my article. Other electrolyte problems have at times been overlooked in view of the more well-known effects of thiazides and other diuretics on serum potassium levels. However, it was not the intent of this particular study to be...
After one year's use of beclomethasone dipropionate aerosol, 43 of 61 asthmatic patients who were originally dependent on oral corticosteroids were able to reduce and 38 to completely eliminate use of oral corticosteroids. Most patients maintained or improved their pulmonary functions....
This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract This fourth edition of Emmett's Clinical Urography brings up to date a well-recognized, highly regarded textbook of diagnosis in diseases encountered in...
ALTHOUGH a number of standard textbooks and reference sources indicate that psychosis can occur during procainamide hydrochloride administration, we found few cases of documentation. To our knowledge, the following case report is the first detailed description of such a psychosis.
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Cimetidine, a potent H2-receptor antagonist, has been recently introduced for the suppression of gastric acid secretion.1,2 This medication has the ability to produce gynecomastia and breast swelling when used for a prolonged period (as in the Zollinger-Ellison syndrome)3 and...
This scholarly book is the second of three volumes on cleft lip, cleft palate, and associated deformities, written by one of the leading authorities in plastic and reconstructive surgery today. In a text filled with abundant illustrations—sketches, portraits, and colored plates—Millard describes...
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