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This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract To the Editor.— The article by Leahey et al regarding the possible interaction between digoxin and quinidine was most interesting. However, the study...
Thyroglobulin (TG) is a 19S glycoprotein produced by normal thyroids and almost all nonmedullary thyroid cancers. Radioimmunoassays measure serum levels of TG, and these levels are abnormally elevated in patients with metastatic thyroid cancer. Data from our study show that TG measurement is not...
To the Editor.—
We read the report by Leahey et al (240:533,1978) of a possible interference with serum digoxin concentrations by quinidine. Indeed, we as well as others have made similar observations.1 However, based on the data presented, we have some reservations regarding the incidence of...
It is becoming increasingly difficult to fool some of the people even some of the time unless, of course, one peddles an arthritis cure or a megavitamin panacea. It is especially difficult to fool patients with advanced cancer about the nature and prognosis of their disease. Some of the causes...
A 56-year-old woman from southwestern Minnesota underwent an extended left hepatic lobectomy to remove a large multinodular mass with a necrotic central cavity. The clinical, serological, and pathological findings led to the diagnosis of alveolar hydatid disease, and specific identification of...
Abstract In answer to a questionnaire administered in 1961, 90% of responding physicians indicated a preference for not telling a cancer patient his diagnosis. To assess attitudinal changes, the same questionnaire was submitted to 699 university-hospital medical staff. Of 264 respondents, 97%...
THE PURPOSE of this communication is to provide a preliminary evaluation of the diagnostic potential of computerized tomography (CT) of the thorax based on a review of approximately 300 examinations.
Evens1 has stated that CT of the body will probably have less diagnostic impact than has CT of...
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Based on personal experience with a single case of Parkinson's disease and malignant melanoma and an incomplete review of the literature, Sober and Wick (240:554, 1978) conclude that levodopa should be administered to patients with Parkinson's disease who have a history of...
Dr Farr's favorable comments about my recent article on heroin are appreciated, and his point concerning the relative solubilities of heroin and morphine is acknowledged.
Because most of the putative advantages of heroin reported in the literature have been related to its pharmacologic actions,...
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