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In the review entitled "Status Report on Computerized ECG Analysis" (239:1201, 1978), Ariet and Crevasse make the following statement: "On the other hand, there seems to be no disagreement that presenting a cardiologist with a computerized analysis of an ECG will improve his own...
ACTINOMYCOSIS of the female genital tract has followed the use of intrauterine contraceptive devices (IUDs).1 Though actinomycosis from this source occasionally spreads to other areas in the abdomen and thorax, it rarely extends to the urinary tract, where the kidney is more often affected than...
Two patients had asymptomatic neck masses that proved to be cystic. In each case, the lesions resolved after needle aspiration of 25 ml of clear, colorless fluid. Serum thyroid indexes and calcium levels were normal. Cyst fluid parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels were 0.56 and 1.50 ng/ml,...
Forty-four fatal cases of Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) occurring in 1974 were compared with 50 nonfatal cases of similar age, sex, date of onset, and place of occurrence. Diagnosis and initiation of treatment in fatal cases were substantially delayed compared with nonfatal cases. Several...
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The report on spleen infarction in a subject with sickle cell trait by King et al (238:2173, 1977) raises several questions. It is doubtful that the spleen infarcts were "nonhypoxic." Arterial Po2 and O2 saturation values were not stated. Even if these were normal, could not the...
Although Histoplasma capsulatum is not generally considered an opportunistic organism, we have seen five corticosteroid-treated patients in whom disseminated histoplasmosis (DH) developed. Persistent, unexplained fever was the predominant symptom in each. Death was directly attributable to DH in...
In this century medicine has made fabulous progress, as every physician, medical student, and layman is well aware. The new marvels of therapy, new diagnostic tests, scientific breakthroughs, conquests of individual diseases—all receive ample publicity in the professional lay press. Not so...
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