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Exercising with an automated head-stabilizing apparatus has enabled a small group of cerebral palsy patients in a pilot program to virtually eliminate athetoid head movements.
According to the originator of the apparatus, Fredric A. Harris, PhD, a neurophysiologist in the Department of...
Affective illness, a many-faceted disorder, is the third most common condition diagnosed in the United States today (after cardiovascular and musculoskeletal disease), says Danielle Turns, MD, associate professor of psychiatry, University of Louisville.
Speaking at a seminar on the Biology and...
An innovative program at a private psychiatric facility in Des Plaines, Ill, is achieving success in the treatment of drug addiction.
Perhaps the most significant departure from many other treatment approaches is the near-compulsory involvement of the addict's family, friends, and even employers...
Drug abuse seems limitless in its variations and consequences. One currently popular variation is the intravenous injection of a CNS stimulant intended to be taken orally. The consequences may include an unusual form of retinopathy.
The drug is methylphenidate (Ritalin) hydrochloride, prescribed...
Hospitals and high schools usually have little in common. But the Sepulveda, Calif, Veterans Administration Hospital and three nearby high schools have a good thing going.
What it amounts to, said Howard F. Wallach, MD, at the recent Gerontological Society meeting in Dallas, is a spanning of at...
In the recent article on the Food and Drug Administration's audit of the UGDP study (JAMA [MEDICAL NEWS] 241:17-18, 1979), the drug chlorpropamide was listed as one of the oral diabetic agents investigated in the UGDP study. This is an error; although a sulfonylurea, chlorpropamide was not among...
To the Editor.—
Drs Berg and van Pelt (240:1362, 1978) have made an important observation: children receiving any of a variety of iron-supplemented foods in the first year of life are unlikely to have development of iron deficiency anemia. Readers should contrast their logical and simple method...
To the Editor.—
The reasoning behind prescribing and filling prescriptions with generic drugs rather than by trade name is good, but there are also problems to be considered, especially perhaps for the patient with allergies. A patient of mine who is hypersensitive to tartrazine recently ran...
To the Editor.—
I refer to the article "Computerized Tomography in Neurological Evaluations" by Naidich et al (240:565, 1978). The value of computerized tomographic (CT) scanning is unquestioned, as the article so well illustrates.
I am concerned, however, with the impressions left from the...
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