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FULMINANT bacterial infections complicated by shock and disseminated intravascular coagulation have been reported after splenectomy for trauma.1-3 The majority of these infections are caused by bacteria with polysaccharide capsules; pneumococci are demonstrated in half of the cases.4 We report...
We describe the antenatal diagnosis and intrauterine treatment of hydrocephalus induced (corticosteroid teratism) in fetal rhesus monkeys. Diagnostic techniques included (1) maternal serum α-fetoprotein (AFP) measurement, (2) ultrasonography of the fetal ventricular system, (3) roentgenography,...
To the Editor.—
Normally, the difference between invasive and noninvasive measurements of blood pressure (BP) are of the order of 10 mm Hg or less.1 Roughly 30% of patients have a greater difference, and occasionally, the difference is striking. When noninvasive measurements lead to a false...
Multiple sclerosis is an acquired disease of the CNS, characterized by neuropathologic changes in the white matter of the brain and spinal cord in random and multiple sites.1 The disease essentially never affects the peripheral nervous system. The neuropathologic changes consist of loss of the...
An error occurred in the COMMENTARY "Notes From Overground," published in the April 24 issue of The Journal (1981;245:1637-1638). On page 1638, the signature should have read as follows: Daniel J. Bressler.
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Regular examination of breasts in women previously exposed to radiation, as suggested by Stoffer et al (1981;245:462), is excellent advice. They failed, however, to note the other known risk factors in development of breast cancer.1 The patient described, and her family, may...
In August 1977 the Hyde Amendment, which restricts the use of federal funds for abortion, was implemented; it remained in operation during the next 2% years. During this interval, the Hyde Amendment was effective in nearly eliminating federally financed abortions. However, an estimated 94% of...
Use of lumbar spine films was evaluated in a retrospective review of 1,095 lumbar radiological examinations in 871 patients. Patients' histories and physical examination findings were correlated with four groups of radiological findings: (1) radiologically normal, (2) incidental findings...
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