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Abnormalities of the microvasculature of muscle from patients with polymyositis have been reported by Gonzilez-Angulo, Fraga, and Mintz (1968). These changes were similar to those of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and scleroderma (Norton, Hurd, Lewis, and Ziff, 1968). Although the nature of the vascular injury is unknown, the capillaries of active(More)
The CREST syndrome refers to a disorder comprising the manifestations of calcinosis, Raynaud's phenomenon, esophageal dysfunction, sclerodactyly, and telangiectasia. Thirteen CREST patients (two with CRST) were compared with 26 patients with systemic sclerosis but without the full manifestations of the CRST syndrome. No significant difference was found(More)
An analysis of the number of gunshot wound victims seen at a Los Angeles County Hospital both before and after the Los Angeles riot of 1992 was undertaken. Since the riot, the gang truce between the "Bloods" and the "Crips" has resulted in a significant decrease in the number of gunshot wound victims seen at a level I trauma center in Los Angeles.