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The first human single-lung transplant in which cyclosporin A is used as an immunosuppressive agent probably will be performed sometime this year. The likely surgeon? Frank J. Veith, MD, chief of vascular surgery and director of the transplant program at Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center,...
Although coal workers' pneumoconiosis (CWP) has been found in 70% to 80% of subjects in the ongoing National Coal Workers Autopsy Study (NCWAS), it has been considered as the underlying cause of death in only 4.2%. Thus, while there can be no doubt that CWP, or "black lung," is prevalent in the...
Remember the cigarette advertisements of the 1940s: "Reach for a Lucky instead of a sweet" and "Have a Camel with your meal and after it—they satisfy"?
Well, recent research suggests that those ads were accurate. It appears that cigarettes may reduce the desire for sweets and help some people to...
In a recent JAMA MEDICAL NEWS article concerning a long term, crossover study of the efficacy of propranolol in the treatment of migraine (1982;247:957, 961), the dosage was stated incorrectly. Patients determined to be propranolol responders received 160 mg of propranolol daily, or 40 mg qid,...
A possible breakthrough in determining why Rely brand tampons were associated with a greater risk of toxic shock syndrome (TSS) was reported recently by two New York City microbiologists.
Bruce A. Hanna, PhD, reported that he and colleague Philip Tierno, PhD, found that several characteristics...
The changing clinical spectrum of toxic shock syndrome (TSS) should alert physicians to the possibility of the disease in a wide range of patients and settings, a panel of experts advised attendees at the recent American Society for Microbiology meeting in Atlanta.
The familiar profile of the...
Varicella vaccine, still experimental in this country, is being used in an effort to protect leukemia patients from potentially fatal chickenpox.
The project eventually will involve 500 patients with acute lymphocytic leukemia who never have had chickenpox and lack antibodies to the...
Investigators at the University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, have developed a radiopharmaceutical agent that permits the identification of pheochromocytomas—hypertension-causing tumors of the sympathetic autonomic nervous system—by scintigraphy. The drug,131I-metaiodobenzylguanadine...
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