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Desmopressin acetate is a synthetic vasopressin analogue administered by the intranasal route. It is long-acting and well tolerated and may be the agent of choice for treating central diabetes insipidus.
(JAMA 240:1896-1897, 1978)
Three patients demonstrated twofold to threefold changes in total-body theophylline clearance during the course of a single hospitalization for an acute illness. These changes paralleled the changes in the patients' clinical status. Theophylline clearance decreased in one patient with worsening...
Equestrian activities in the United States have flourished in the past decade, and in many areas the "backyard horse" is almost as common as the family dog. Activities associated with horses are diverse in character and include fox hunting, polo, point-to-point races, dressage, calf roping,...
In a double-blind crossover study, the effectiveness of furosemide, 40 mg twice daily, was compared with hydrochlorothiazide, 50 mg twice daily, in hypertensive patients. Both hydrochlorothiazide and furosemide significantly reduced blood pressure (BP) during three months of therapy. However,...
Increased heart rate and blood pressure, the invariable accompaniments of physical exercise, are also characteristic of acute anxiety. In the latter, however, these changes are rarely pleasurable. No book on acute anxiety has competed with Running for a best-seller status. Moreover, no cardiac...
In a prospective study involving 110 injured equestrians, there were no noteworthy correlations between age, sex, or experience of the amateur riders and injury occurrence. Tack failure caused several injuries. Among fox hunters the incidence was related only to frequency of hunts. The most...
A number of readers have written to call our attention to the fact that the beautiful stand of trees used on our July 21, 1978, cover to accompany the article on cutaneous sporotrichosis in forestry workers was not in fact a forest, but a Christmas tree farm. Their point is well taken, and we...
Not since 1869 has there been any comprehensive review of the development of the ambulance. Now, Katherine Barkley has collected pictures and descriptions of various methods of moving the sick and injured to hospitals, whether civilian or military. More than 150 illustrations do more than words...
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