Intermittent abdominal decompression was used in a series of patients whose pregnancies were complicated by pre-eclampsia, essential hypertension and suspected retardation of foetal growth.
Malignant hyperthermia is a rare but dreaded complication of general anaesthesia, the mortality rate being about 60 - 70%.
A short review of the literature on malignant hyperthermia, a condition characterized by hyperthermia, rigidity, metabolic and respiratory acidosis, hyperkalaemia, and death in 60 - 70% of cases, has been presented.
Senecio, a common plant species in South Africa, contains pyrrolizidine alkaloids which are hepiltotoxins and hepatocarcinogens.
Rupture of the tunica albuginea of the corpus cavernosum is usually called a fracture of the penis.
Thiabendazole was found to be highly effective in the treatment of Ternidens deminutus infections in adult Africans who were given a total dose of 50 mg/kg in 2 doses of 25 mg/kg.
A series of 93 cases of injuries to the cervical spine associated with cord damage is reported. A classification according to the mechanism and severity of the injury is adopted.