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Until rather recently physicians looked on their medical activities only from the point of view of "process." Because of the enormous pressures to care for patients, to be aware of developments in research, and to solve baffling problems, we can readily understand that—at the end of a ten- to...
A patient with an R-wave inhibited permanent pacemaker required electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). Possible interference by this therapy with pacer functioning through external interference or internal interference by inhibitory myopotentials was eliminated by temporary conversion to fixed rate...
Thirty-five renal allograft recipients were studied concerning the relationship between cytomegalovirus (CMV), herpes simplex virus (HSV), and opportunistic bacterial and fungal infections. The incidence of opportunistic infections was determined for patients whose tests prior to transplantation...
IF AN aspirated foreign body is not expelled by cough, the patient may become totally asymptomatic, and a diagnosis may not be made until complications arise later.1 A chest roentgenogram usually shows a radiopaque foreign body; however, the diagnosis of a small or a radiolucent foreign body...
AMINOCAPROIC acid is a useful agent in the management of hemophilia, particularly following extensive dental manipulations. The drug is widely used, in large measure because toxic reactions, including gastrointenstinal disturbances, dizziness, tinnitus, malaise, headache, rash, and conjunctival...
Hospital patients with nosocomial bacteremia and matched hospital control patients without this infection were used to determine the excess hospital costs and mortality attributed to nosocomial bacteremias. Mortality was 14 times greater in patients with nosocomial bacteremia than in matched...
Infrequently is an article written by a patient or member of a patient's family published in The Journal. However, the contribution from Mary Kate House in this issue (p 2472) is an exception, for it is filled with wisdom and sound practical advice. She describes ideal care for the elderly and...
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