Plasma renin activity was measured by bio-assay in 52 children with kwashiorkor, in 28 with marasmus and in 21 healthy children.
The outcome of 3 659 consecutive labours, during which no heed was paid to fetal monitoring, is reported.
The prevalence of osteo-arthrosis of the hip, the knee, the small joints of the hand and the metatarsophalangeal joint of the big toe, has been studied in a South African Negro population.
This was an open, uncontrolled, comparative study of prazosin carried out in 32 patients, to test the efficacy and toleration of the hypotensive agent.
The clearance of 99mTc from the hamstring muscle compartment of patients with aorto-iliac or iliac disease was examined with the patients at rest and after exercise.
Two separate methods exist at present to induce new bone formation.
A patient with tuberculous empyema who presented with severe hyponatraemia, is descriptionbed.
D-Thyroxine was administered intermittently to 11 patients with hyperlipoproteinaemia (Fredrickson type IIa).
Peritoneal lavage as a diagnostic aid is descriptionbed in a small series which includes both blunt and penetrating abdominal trauma.
Although the removal of hair as a pre-operative preparation of the skin is desirable, it need only be removed over an area limited to a planned incision, and then only in hirsute patients.
The performance of Black hospital employees in the copying of designs, the drawing of human figures, and the assembling of blocks, is discussed.