Amiloride (MK 870) and hydrochlorothiazide (Moduretic) produced a satisfactory control of the blood pressure in 24 of 33 patients suffering from mild to moderate hypertension.
A new trichomonicide, Fasigyn (tinidazole), has been used in a single dose of 2 g orally administered, with excellent results.
The entity of non-ischaemic, subvalvular, left ventricular aneurysms has been well documented in Nigerians and in the South African Bantu.
Treatment of infection with the drug combination of trimethoprim-sulphamethoxazole (TMP-S) in the recommended dose did not result in adverse haematological effects in patients with normal folate nutrition.
The changes which may accompany prolapse of the rectum are outlined.
Most authors ascribe necrotizing enterocolitis following exchange transfusion to a disturbance of the splanchnic circulation with superimposed infection.
The influence of body weight, age, altitude and sex upon the capacity of endurance work (measured by the physiologist in terms of the maximum oxygen intake - v02 max are discussed.
Praetolol and acebutolol, a potent new beta-adrenergic blocking agent, were given intravenously and by mouth to 15 known asthmatics.
The important historical and aetiological aspects of pellagra as well as the more recent work on leucine by the Indian researchers are briefly discussed.
Transection of the coraco-acromial ligament relieved the pain in 7 out of 9 shoulders, 3 out of 4 headaches and in 2 painful necks. It was ineffective in 2 rheumatoid patients.
The erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) is not a reliable criterion for distinguishing between gastric ulceration and carcinoma of the stomach.
Three cases of tricuspid incompetence presenting with pulsatile varicose veins in the lower extremity are reported.