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Truelove and Heyworth have once again assembled a thorough presentation of topics in gastroenterology. The section on dietary fiber provides a meticulous and complete discussion of its physical and chemical properties along with physiological and metabolic aspects of this indigestible material...
A 53-year-old man was admitted with epigastric pain of five to six days' duration. Normal stools had become tarry. The patient had a history of surgery 11 years ago for perforated peptic ulcer. Barium enema examination revealed findings as on Fig 1 (preevacuation) and Fig 2...
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...
Women have used herbal remedies to attempt to induce abortion for as long as unwanted pregnancies have occurred. Each culture seems to have its own particular concoction. In Mexico, cottonroot bark is used; in India pulsatilla is used; and in the United States, rue, apiol, cohosh, sage, and...
CYTOMEGALOVIRUS (CMV) is a DNA virus of the herpes group. This virus may be acquired congenitally or by blood transfusion, most likely from infusion of leukocytes containing the virus,1 venereal transmission,2 or by direct transmission.1 Among healthy persons, infection is usually unapparent but...
A 4-year-old Filipino girl, a recent immigrant to Hawaii, had hemoptysis, and a chest roentgenogram disclosed diffuse infiltrates of the right lung. Microscopic examination of a morning gastric aspirate showed numerous golden-brown, operculated ova, and microscopic examination of sputum and...
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:—
In reference to the article "Invasive Pulmonary Aspergillosis Associated With Influenza" by Fischer and Walker (241:1493, 1979), mention is made that invasive pulmonary aspergillosis is usually seen in the compromised host and that invasive disease is rare in normal persons.
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...
We have compared published reports on the frequency of unfavorable sequelae in a common disorder of childhood, febrile seizures, as ascertained from hospital clinics or referral units, with the frequency as reported from population-based studies. Studies on defined populations, in which the...
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