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The saphenous vein is the usual choice of graft vessel for coronary bypass surgery because it is long, relatively accessible, and located close to other veins into which its blood will channel. But is it the best blood vessel for this procedure? Baylor College of Medicine researchers in Houston...
Research in progress at the National Institutes of Health and elsewhere so far supports the suggestion that viruses are involved in the onset of diabetes mellitus in susceptible children.
Viruses long have been suspect in juvenile diabetes. A hypothesis linking the disease with mumps myxovirus...
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...
There is an omission in the caption to the figure accompanying the recent article on multiple sclerosis (JAMA MEDICAL NEWS 240:9 [July 7] 1978). The left half of the figure represents the work of Kenneth Johnson, MD, and Barbara Nelson (Ann Neurol 2:425, 1977).
Since the discovery early in this century that the body's immune system is capable of initiating the rejection of foreign cells, there has been continuing speculation about why the fetus is exempt from this reaction.
Suggestions that the placenta prevents passage of antigenic material between...
When Legionnaires' disease burst on the clinical scene in mid-1976, the question was: What kind of infection is this? Today, the question is more likely to be: Is this particular pneumonia Legionnnaires' disease?
Help in answering that question is coming from several sources.
At the American...
Obstacles to transplanting an entire human eye are formidable, but an advisory council to the National Eye Institute urges researchers to keep trying.
Proposing a national plan for vision research through 1982, the council says: "No successful eye transplant ever has been done in a mammal, nor...
To the Editor.—
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...
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