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SCIENTIFICALLY proved advances in care of the critically ill patient are expected, accepted, and perhaps even demanded by society. This is illustrated by the tremendous growth in federal funding for National Institutes of Health (NIH)-sponsored biomedical research between 1945 and 1965.1...
"Tight" control of blood glucose shows promise for reducing the visual complications of juvenile diabetes, according to preliminary results of two studies presented at the recent meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology in Atlanta. One investigator stressed, however, that he saw no...
Dural sinus thrombosis developed in two children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia during induction treatment with vincristine sulfate, prednisone, and asparaginase. Headache, nausea, emesis, and lethargy were the presenting signs. The diagnosis was confirmed by arteriography. The cause is...
Testing A esting blood for elevated alanine aminotransferase (ALT) levels in an effort to prevent non-A, non-B (NANB) hepatitis is a procedure that is gaining support, but the consensus of those in blood banking is that nationwide testing is not warranted yet. One blood bank plans to go ahead...
To the Editor.—
The letter by John F. Aita, MD, concerning ulnar neuropathy occurring after cardiac surgery (1981;245:2295) attracted our attention. We have also recently noticed two cases of ulnar neuropathy at the elbow occurring after coronary bypass surgery. One of these patients underwent...
WITHIN the field of cancer treatment, the most gratifying advances have probably been made in the lymphoma group, especially those of the Hodgkin's type; over the past two decades predicted survival rates have increased dramatically. Newer concepts and understanding of the Hodgkin's group of...
An error occurred in the ORIGINAL CONTRIBUTION "Administration of Levodopa for Relief of Herpes Zoster Pain," published in the July 10 issue of The Journal (1981;246:132-134). On page 133, in Table 1, the number of patients with sleep disturbance before treatment under the "Levodopa" heading...
The comments of Drs Mawk and Thienprasit are appreciated. Other factors contributing to postoperative left ulnar nerve compression neuropathy, besides position and time, include low pulse pressure, the depth of the ulnar groove-cubital tunnel, and the anatomy of the ulnar...
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