Effective reconstructive techniques are available for immediate, primary repair of surgical defects caused by extensive ablation for malignant conditions of the head and neck.
Recent understanding of mechanisms concerned in the production of the diabetic comas has improved, and this has led to 'important changes in general concepts and practice of management.
Fifty-two cases of fetal tachycardia during labour were investigated.
Strains of Klebsiella pneumoniae isolated from sewage were examined for their resistance spectra and for the presence of R factors.
Ten patients suffering from amoebic liver abscess were treated with tinidazole (Fasigyn) 800 mg t.d.s. for 5 days.
Of 36 patients with systemic lupus erythematosus, 3 were demonstrated to have an abnormality in their haemostatic mechanism.
A comparative trial of nitrazepam, flurazepam, and triazolam (U-33,030) as pre-anaesthetic medicaments in patients allegedly not subject to insomnia, was undertaken the night before operation.
A patient with congenital atresia of the external iliac artery is presented.
A 70-year-old man with homozygous a,-antitrypsin deficiency (AATD) (Pi-ZZ phenotype) at autopsy was found to have a hepatocellular carcinoma and hepatic fibrosis, pulmonary emphysema, and cor pulmonale.
The first Government institution for mental defectives was opened at Maitland in the Cape, in 1921, and was named the Alexandra Institution.