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Dr Shenkin (240:22, 1978) seems to have missed the point of Loeser's SPECIAL COMMUNICATION (239:1153, 1978). The ideal form of management of trigeminal neuralgia is the permanent relief of pain without producing neurologic deficit. The initial response to medication is usually...
Transient bone marrow suppression in two sisters followed ingestion of the sedative-hypnotic drug methyprylon. No other pharmacologic or environmental inciting factor common to both patients was identified. The mechanisms responsible could not be defined; abnormal suppression of granulocyte...
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The recent article by Moertel et al (239:1065, 1978) leaves the reader with a pessimistic impression that "the CEA [carcinoembryonic antigen] assay is not a sensitive test for early detection of recurrence of colorectal cancer." Furthermore, the authors are also concerned about...
An intelligent, well-educated black woman from the rural South, through an interaction of psychopathology and cultural background, experienced dysesthesia as a conversion reaction and came to believe that she was the victim of witchcraft. After neurological evaluation showed no abnormalities,...
An orthopedic surgeon in whom hepatitis B subsequently developed participated in operations on 49 patients in the two months preceding his illness. Thirty of these patients were available for subsequent clinical and serologic follow-up: five had positive reactions for antibody to hepatitis B...
INFECTIOUS mononucleosis generally is regarded as a benign disease with an estimated mortality of less than 0.1%.1 Splenic rupture is a common cause of mortality2 and usually occurs in the second or third week of the illness when the spleen may be maximally enlarged and there is weakness of the...
Scoliosis is a complicated deformity, and the literature dealing with it is often obscure and confusing. Consequently, this book by Moe and his associates is welcome. Eased on 28 years of experience with scoliosis and other deformities of the spine, the authors' views unquestionably carry the...
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