We present a preliminary report of an anaesthetic technique for abdominal surgery involving a combination of flunitrazepam induction and continuous ketamine maintenance of anaesthesia, specifically avoiding the use of any inhalational agents.
An open trial with canthaxanthin, a photoprotective agent, was carried out on 7 patients with erythrohepatic protoporphyria (EHP), 5 patients with variegate porphyria (VP), and 2 patients with symptomatic porphyria (SP).
The anti-arrhythmic efficacy of perhexiline maleate, disopyramide and mexiletine has been evaluated in 27 patients with chronic ischaemic heart disease who exhibited frequent ventricular ectopic beats (i.e. >8/h).
We descriptionbe a 30-year-old woman with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), in whom the only evidence of the disease, during the 10 years before diagnosis was established, was an accelerated erythrocyte sedimentation rate and a positive Wassermann test.
Experience in the student health service at the multiracial University of Rhodesia suggests that, although the aetiology and manifestations of minor psychological problems are affected by cultural factors, similarities between students of different races are more marked than are divergencies.
The author spent an undergraduate elective period in Tunisia, and some of the features of a community health scheme in rural Cap Bon are descriptionbed, such as the use of auxiliaries and standardized techniques.
Drug research and development today is an undertaking requiring special skills and understanding, formidable financial resources and the closely co-ordinated cooperation of everyone concerned with the drug programme in all its aspects.
Touraine-Solenti-Gole syndrome, characterized by familial acromegaly without the implication of growth hormone in the genesis, and by pachydermia, is reported in a woman aged 62 years with the classic manifestations of acromegalic diabetes, but with no thyroid or lung disease.