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Like a beacon guiding through the hazards of the nation's industrial development, the article by Morse et al elsewhere in this issue (p 739) indicates the benefits that can accrue when groups from government and industry use scientific methods to work on an environmental problem. It is indeed...
Hypopituitary children throughout the world soon may have a better chance for normal growth, thanks to the synthesis of human somatotropin or growth hormone (HGH) by two groups of genetic engineers.
Almost simultaneously, the two groups—one headed by John D. Baxter, MD, and Howard Goodman, MD,...
To the Editor.—
We read the stimulating report by Hutcheon et al (241:823, 1979) concerning observation of bile-acid malabsorption in three postcholecystectomy patients and the response to cholestyramine therapy. Our group has reported a similar experience1-3 in three postcholecystectomy...
IN 1975 DiChiro and colleagues1 described two women with pituitary stones. They emphasized the benignity of this process and its rarity. We report two additional cases, both men, one of whom had clinical hypopituitarism.
Report of Cases
A 73-year-old white, single man was admitted to...
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Two patients had a clinical picture of infectious mononucleosis and a positive Monospot test on admission. However, a notable rise in antibody titer to mumps virus was also found. Serological follow-up studies were performed to determine whether these patients had possible...
The National Guidelines for Health Planning require 300 cardiac studies per year in cardiac catheterization laboratories for adequate economic use and safety. To study how these guidelines would affect existing laboratories, data were collected on the cost of coronary angiography and use of all...
Depressions occurring in the menopausal years do not fit the description in the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, edition 2. Depressed patients who are in the menopausal years do not have a distinct symptom pattern, an absence of previous...
THE USUAL first step in evaluating red or dark urine is by the dipstick method. The detection of occult blood by this test is based on the peroxidatic activity of both hemoglobin and myoglobin, which catalyzes the reaction peroxidase-chromogen orthotolidine to form oxidized orthotolidine.1,2 A...
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