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The Food and Drug Administration has moved to restrict the use of a particular type of intraocular lens implant—the anterior chamber angle support lens— despite the recent conclusion by a panel of expert ophthalmologists that this intraocular lens type and three others commonly used all yield...
In the emotionally volatile area of marijuana research, a verdict for or against America's favorite recreational drug is still forthcoming. The data, coming mostly from animal studies or anecdotal evidence, are neither definitive nor complete. Moreover, almost all research focuses on heavy,...
Clinicians have long suspected that retirement is detrimental to the health of some patients. Now, investigators at Harvard Medical School's Channing Laboratory in Boston suggest that it may lead to fatal coronary heart disease.
Charles H. Hennekens, MD, and associates stumbled on this finding...
The bleeding complications of some forms of thrombocytopenia are difficult to control. Many patients become refractory to platelet transfusions even when HLA-matched. We have successfully used aminocaproic acid to control bleeding in 13 patients with amegakaryocytic thrombocytopenia. Four...
To the Editor.—
We appreciated the article (241:1929, 1979) entitled "Isolated Rupture of the Right Hemidiaphragm With Eventration of the Liver," by Neal W. Salomon, MD, and Charles F. Zukoski, MD, and believe that it does seem to emphasize an important diagnosis—rupture of the right diaphragm....
To the Editor.—
We have several questions concerning the methods and results of the study by Blough and Giuntoli (241:2798, 1979) on the use of 2-deoxy-D-glucose in the treatment of genital herpes simplex virus (HSV). Although the authors claimed to have performed a double-blind,...
A paracorporeal left ventricular assist device (LVAD) with a capacity to pump 8 L/min of blood was employed in a clinical trial, and this report details the first survivor. A 60-year-old man could not be separated from the pump oxygenator following coronary artery bypass grafting, and,...
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