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THE OCCURRENCE of pituitary tissue in an ectopic location but not in continuity with intrasellar pituitary tissue has been previously reported.1-7 However, pituitary dysfunction in such patients is uncommon.1-3 We describe here a patient with pituitary-dependent Cushing's syndrome who had a...
To the Editor.—
The otherwise useful review of digitalis in heart failure by Sodums and colleagues (1981;246:158) is flawed by the recommendation that a "maximal effective, yet safe, dose may be attained by measuring serum levels while considering the factors affecting loading and maintenance...
Elsewhere in this issue of The Journal (p 2728) is an excellent assessment of the role of ultrasonography, computed tomographic (CT) scanning, and radionuclide scintigraphy in the detection and drainage of abdominal abscesses. The accuracy of abscess detection and treatment by ultrasonography...
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At a time when antigovernment feelings are increasing, the Veterans Administration has come in for its share of bad press. Perhaps the harshest—and the most widely quoted—critique of the VA is Wounded Men, Broken Promises. This book grew out of a series of newspaper articles written by Robert...
I am sorry that Dr Portnoi misunderstands the intent of the teaching nursing home. I do not regard the "institutional setting (hospital and nursing home) as the most important site placements for teaching geriatrics to medical students and senior residents." I do regard it as...
The continuing pandemic of gonococcal infections in the United States and elsewhere, combined with the increasing frequency of oral-genital sexual activity, necessitates an awareness on the part of clinicians that pharyngeal infections caused by gonococci are no longer unusual occurrences. Tice...
He's a farm boy from Millersport, Ohio, who wanted to go to West Point. He still likes to pretend that he's just a simple rural lad. Neither of his parents had attended college—the Depression of '93 kept them on the farm—nor had anyone from his high school. He's the first physician in his...
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Sodium nitroprusside is widely used to treat severe arterial hypertension and congestive heart failure. Metabolic acidosis and thiocyanate accumulation are known side effects of this drug. Recently, increased intracranial pressure has been reported as a side effect of...
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