A survey undertaken at the end of July 1976 revealed that 22 hospital centres were treating 258 patients with chronic renal failure by haemodialysis, and 32 patients by peritoneal dialysis.
Seventeen Indian and 13 Black patients were studied.
In 20 patients suffering from parkinsonism, L-dopa produced maximal benefit after 3 years.
Five patients suffering from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma associated with an intense infiltration of epithelioid histiocytes and even sarcoid-type granulomas in the involved tissue are descriptionbed.
In a double-blind, randomized study which lasted 48 weeks the effects of clofibrate and halofenate were compared in maturity-onset diabetics with hyperlipidaemia.
A child with Down's syndrome, hydrocephalus and porencephaly is descriptionbed, and treatment by compressive head binding is discussed.
Recent modification of percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography has resulted in success rates of 100% in opacifying obstructed biliary systems and of 50% in unobstructed systems.