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After an outbreak of rubella in Chicago in 1978, an intensive survey of local health care personnel and hospital records identified 31 infants with congenital rubella syndrome (CRS). Rubella virus was isolated from 11 infants; rubella-IgM antibodies were demonstrated in seven infants; ten babies...
Until recently, a child with progressive scoliosis faced either years of treatment with a brace or major corrective surgery. Now two orthopedic research teams have limited the progression of scoliosis and sometimes actually reduced curvatures by using intermittent muscle contraction induced by...
The observations of Drs Smith and Malon support my earlier statements that "deficiencies of vitamin B12 or folate are among the least common causes of a high MCV," and "the MCV is a clue to the possibility of vitamin B12... or of folate deficiency." The rewards of an early diagnosis...
ZOMEPIRAC sodium is a nonsteroidal, anti-inflammatory agent available since November 1980. It was developed as an analgesic and has been described by the manufacturer as safe and well tolerated. There is a previous report of an anaphylactic reaction, secondary to zomepirac, in the literature.1...
The relative frequency of meningitis caused by Haemophilus influenzae in school-aged children was determined by reviewing etiologic diagnoses in children 6 to 15 years old admitted to four hospitals from 1974 to 1978. Sixty-five (45%) of 145 patients had aseptic meningitis and 29 (20%) had...
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Although we are told in the article by Michael E. Shapiro, MD, and Edwin W. Salzman, MD (1981;245:1759), that abnormal antithrombin III (AT III) levels were documented in both cases weeks to months after any short-term event or surgery, in case 1 the reduced AT III level was...
Recently there has been a movement by the American Board of Pathology to reestablish a clinical internship year for pathology residency programs. The intent is to broaden pathologists' experience and facilitate interaction with their peers in clinical medicine. As residents in pathology, we...
A set of unusual circumstances surrounding a home birth in California in which the mother ultimately died has caused a forensic pathologist to issue a warning to emergency room physicians and paramedical personnel about the use of the pneumatic anti-shock garment in similar cases.
Dietary calcium supplements can provide valuable aid in slowing age-related bone loss and warding off some of the hazards of osteoporosis. But taking supplements without engaging in physical exercise— preferably of the jogging or walking variety—is like settling for half a loaf.
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