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For the first time, a Food and Drug Administration advisory panel has recommended commercial marketing approval of a pharmacologic agent for inhibition of premature labor.
Results of recent clinical trials with the tocolytic drug ritodrine in this country were termed "very attractive" by David...
Data are beginning to come in from testing of acyclovir (9-[(2-hydroxyethoxy)methyl] guanine), a potential new antiviral agent, against a variety of herpes virus infections.
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A new wide-field specular microscope is helping New York researchers evaluate risks of eye surgery beforehand and determine the quality of donated corneas before transplantation.
Calvin W. Roberts, MD, Harkness Eye Institute, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, says the instrument is based on...
Scientists have opened up a possible new approach to understanding bronchospasm in asthma sufferers with the finding that many patients with airway obstruction have substantial amounts of antibody to the receptor that, when bound to epinephrine, produces bronchial relaxation.
The search for such...
To the Editor:—
The report by Hann et al (241:2731, 1979) regarding the estimation by ultrasound of the volume of free fluid in the pelvis at the time of ovulation does not agree with data that we have been collecting laparoscopically.
A variable quantity of fluid was found in the pouch of...
The authors appreciate the thorough comments of Drs Barrett and Maresh concerning their observations of pelvic fluid in 20 consecutive laparoscopies.
Although cul-de-sac fluid may be found routinely at laparoscopy and colposcopy, we have observed it only ultrasonically during the...
To the Editor:—
The review of hyperventilation syndrome by Missri and Alexander (240:2093, 1978) was excellent, but they neglected to emphasize one important effect of respiratory alkalosis—severe hypophosphatemia. Their observation that "substantial reduction in organic phosphate levels has...
We certainly agree with Dr Record that hypophosphatemia is potentially dangerous. Indeed, a recent report1 suggests still another serious effect—severe, but, fortunately, reversible heart failure. Perhaps we did not emphasize this enough, but our review was not concerning the effects...
To the Editor:—
Missri and Alexander perform a service in calling attention to the surprisingly neglected syndrome of hyperventilation. Considering that almost any "functional" complaint could be caused by hyperventilation, incidences of this problem found in previous studies may be extremely...
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