Captopril (Capoten; Squibb) is a specific orally active antagonist of peptidyl-dipeptide carboxyhydrolase, the enzyme which converts angiotensin I to angiotensin II and which inactivates bradykinin.
The prevalence rates of some of the common birth defects have been ascertained in a Black population in South Africa.
Nine patients with clinical and laboratory evidence of hypothyroidism are reported on.
Factors having a bearing on inadequate or incorrect information are discussed, as is the extent to which this may affect health and disease patterns in Third World and Western populations.
Thirty-one cardiac output determinations were carried out according to the Fick method and correlated with mixed venous oxygen tensions (PVO2).
A case of achalasia in which the Helier operation failed to provide symptomatic relief and was complicated by the development of an oesophageal stricture is presented.
Two cases of chronic renal failure showing very interesting technetium-99m-pyrophosphate bone scans are presented.
A 45,X fetus with cystic hygroma, associated with an elevated amniotic a-fetoprotein (AFP) level (> 80 ug/ml), is descriptionbed, as are macroscopic and microscopic characteristics of this fetus and two other female fetuses with cystic hygroma.