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Physicians caring for persons who have just suffered strokes may need to watch their patients' hearts as well as their brains. That's the message from a study reported by neurologist John W. Norris, MD, and Toronto colleagues at the recent Seventh International Joint Conference on Stroke and...
Methyl methacrylate, introduced to the orthopedic surgical world in the late 1950s by John Charnley, MB, FRCS, of the University of Manchester, England, revolutionized joint replacement because it provided a quick-drying cement as well as a cushion between bone and prosthesis. Still, most...
Researchers at the University of Arizona, Tucson, have discovered evidence to support the "bihormonal" theory of diabetes—that the disease is caused by an excess of glucagon as well as a deficiency of insulin.
Professor of chemistry Victor J. Hruby, PhD, working with Marvin D. Bregman, PhD, and...
A report on an unusual way to raise levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL)-cholesterol left the audience mute at the recent Seventh International Joint Meeting on Stroke and Cerebral Circulation in New Orleans.
The reason: According to Henry J. M. Barnett, MD, chairman of clinical neurological...
In a recent medical news article (1981;245:1799-1801) entitled "New studies confirm MAO inhibitors' efficacy in treating severe anxiety," the statement was made that hypertensive crises and cerebral hemorrhage could occur in patients being treated with MAO inhibitors if they ate foods containing...
In a seven-year, multicenter trial that is just getting under way, plasmapheresis will be used to treat systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).
Edmund J. Lewis, MD, professor of medicine, Rush-Presbyterian-St Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, is principal investigator. He told a recent American Heart...
Dr Dufour's letter underscores the difficulties that endocrine pathologists and surgeons face when they attempt to establish a clear differentiation between hyperplasia and adenoma of the parathyroid glands. It is necessary to recognize that parathyroid adenomas, like their...
To the Editor.—
The recent article by Carnevale et al (1981;246:1332) emphasizes the difficulty in histopathological diagnosis of parathyroid gland lesions, since their illustrations are clearly not what they are claimed to be. Neither Fig 1 nor 3 is compatible with parathyroid adenoma;...
To the Editor.—
In a recent article in The Journal (1980;244:2762), Carsky et al described the epicardial fat pad sign (EFPS) in the diagnosis of pericardial effusion. In another article1 they reported that 52% of 100 patients with echocardiographic evidence of pericardial effusion had positive...
Drs Engle and Upham, in their conclusion, state that a positive EFPS may be present not only with a pericardial effusion but also with pericardial thickening. We agree; however, the sign is more commonly seen with pericardial fluid than with thickening.
We agree that the EFPS is...
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