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Implanted in a human abdomen, the cigarette pack-sized device continuously monitors cardiac rhythm. The occurrence of an arrhythmia, however, jolts it into action, resulting in the delivery of as many as four low-energy defibrillatory pulses to the heart.
Clinical evaluation of this automatic...
An infrequently considered cause of knee locking is incomplete tear of the anterior cruciate ligament. In this series, 19 locked knees were diagnosed at the time of arthrotomy as isolated incomplete tears of the anterior cruciate ligament. No pathological findings associated with the menisci,...
An elderly woman allegedly ingested oleander leaves and died. Ventricular arrhythmias and asystole were unresponsive to cardiopulmonary resuscitation, pharmacologic agents, and cardioversion. The patient, who had no access to digoxin, had an initial serum digoxin concentration of 5.8 ng/mL....
The Handbook of Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy Cytology by Kline is a monograph dedicated only to the technique and interpretation of aspirates obtained by percutaneous fineneedle biopsy guided by several radiological techniques.
Each chapter opens with a summary of the anatomy and histology of...
On Jan 20, 1843, Edward Drummond, private secretary to British Prime Minister Sir Robert Peel, was shot and mortally wounded by a young Scotsman from Glasgow named Daniel McNaughtan. McNaughtan apparently had meant to shoot Peel and killed Drummond by mistake. At his trial, McNaughtan was found...
To the Editor.—
In their article "Thyroid Carcinoma With Spinal Cord Compression," Lee D. Goldberg, MD, and Norman T. Ditchek, MD (1981; 245:953), report cases demonstrating the potential danger of withdrawing thyroid replacement therapy before iodine 131 treatment of thyroid cancer in patients...
The editor promises to deal chiefly with methods for the implementation of primary prevention, that is, general and specific measures to prevent the onset of disease. The book is intended for health practitioners in primary care clinics.
There are 48 chapters on a vast range of subjects, some...
WHEN contrast media are injected intravenously for an intravenous urogram (IVU), prompt opacification of the urinary tract is anticipated. With modern urographic contrast media, and in the presence of normal renal function, this expectation is usually realized. Although the kidneys constitute...
Baby boy Doe, 12 hours new. Five pounds plus of pink neonatal plumpness. All survival reflexes in working order. The umbilical stump necrosing nicely under its clamp, and that awful, twisted foot hanging like a sick question mark from an otherwise normal leg.
It was such a pathetic foot. Hardly...
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