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Potentially serious neurophysiological deficits may occur after on-the-job exposure to fugitive anesthetic gas emissions, according to Lt Comdr Richard A. Ilka, MC, USN, chief of environmental epidemiology at the Navy Environmental Health Center in Cincinnati.
"In 100% of the samples we took at...
Soon after methaqualone (Quaalude) became popular as a "street" hypnotic drug, it became obvious that serious hemorrhages occurred in many people who used it. Initially some clinicians postulated that this resulted from an increased vascular permeability and drug-induced changes in calcium...
The first tentative steps have been taken toward providing federal funding in the controversial research area of in vitro fertilization.
The Ethics Advisory Board of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW) recently conducted a hearing on the subject, described candidly by one of...
The newest antiprotozoan agent on the horizon may be allopurinol, an oral xanthine oxidase inhibitor already widely used clinically for treating hyperuricemia. So far, it has been shown to be effective in culture against species of Leishmania and against Trypanosoma cruzi.
Investigators say the...
Gastric stapling, the newest development in the treatment of morbid obesity, promises to achieve substantial weight loss while avoiding the Pandora's box of complications now associated with intestinal and gastric bypass surgery.
After 15 months and 30 patients, surgeons at the Ohio State...
A bill slated to keep certain drugs under the pharmacist's jurisdiction, even after their status is changed from prescription to over-the-counter (OTC) by the Food and Drug Administration, was recently defeated in the California legislature.
Senate Bill 1045, passed by the Senate but stopped in...
In a recent story concerning the controversy over coronary artery bypass surgery (JAMA MEDICAL NEWS 240:1218 [Sept 15] 1978), the statistics cited by Lawrence Cohn, MD, referred to the National University Hospital Cooperative study on randomization of patients for medical and surgical treatment...
They are just like other children, except for one thing: They have leukemia or some other form of cancer.
Nonetheless, they have special memories—of camping in Wisconsin. According to Charles Baum, MD, pediatric oncologist at Children's Memorial Hospital and assistant professor of pediatrics at...
A husband dies unexpectedly. His wife makes funeral arrangements, receives comfort from family and friends, and apparently accepts the tragedy. Then one day she realizes she feels emotionally numb, the shock sets in, and she can no longer cope.
A man suffers serious injuries when his car...
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