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A five-year study of possible teratogenicity of exogenous female sex hormones included three case-control studies and one cohort study. The first case-control study disclosed an estimated relative risk of 8.41 and a highly significant difference in maternal hormonal exposure (P less than .001) between controls and infants with three major anomalies of the… (More)
Electron microscopic examination of fecal specimens from adult dairy cows indicated seasonal coronavirus shedding. Fifty-two cows from a 300 cow herd were monitored for shedding of coronavirus. Approximately 50% to 60% of the cows monitored shed coronavirus during the winter months (November to March) of the first year of the study. During 2 subsequent… (More)
Levomepromazine (previously known as methotrimeprazine) has a broad range of beneficial effects in the terminal phase of many illnesses, resulting from its combined antipsychotic, anxiolytic and sedative actions. Levomepromazine can safely be administered in a continuous subcutaneous infusion with most other commonly used drugs in palliative care.
We report the case of a 72-year-old woman who developed new onset right ventricular failure after redo aortic valve replacement. The diagnosis of left to right shunt was initially made using two-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography (2DTTE) and 2D transesophageal echo with color Doppler (TEE). Definite diagnosis of aorto-right atrial and aorto-right… (More)
A 36-year-old white man presented with hemoptysis and hematemesis. The medical history was significant for a bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. He had swallowed 3 fishhooks and aspirated 1 into his lungs. A chest x-ray showed the fishhook in the right main stem bronchus. He underwent a flexible bronchoscopy for removal of the foreign object. The technique… (More)
The aim of the study was to determine the prevalence of visual hallucinations among hospice inpatients, and the prevalence of a number of possible associated risk factors. One hundred consecutive admissions to St. John's Hospice in Wirral were screened for visual hallucinations in a semi-structured interview. The prevalence of opioid administration, other… (More)