Electrodiagnostic studies are powerful tools used to objectively examine the physiologic status of a nerve. These consist of nerve conduction studies, which directly examine motor and sensory function of the nerve, and electromyography, which examines spontaneous and voluntary motor unit action potentials in the muscle. Together these studies enable… (More)
Fasting and postprandial stomach acid production were low in 16 of 37 Bangalees convalescing from cholera or non-vibrio cholera. Gastric juice of hypochlorhydric patients did not kill cholera vibrios in vitro, whereas that from normochlorhydric patients rapidly killed vibrios in concentrations up to 10(10)/ml. To determine whether hypoacidity resulted from… (More)
A technique for producing graded spinal cord compression injuries in rats is described. A metal plate 2.2 x 5.0 mm in size is applied to the exposed spinal dura and loaded with weights. Neurological function is tested postoperatively on an inclined plane. Reading of the maximal angle of rat performance on this plane was found reproducible on comparison… (More)
In 90 volunteers participating in a vaccine-development programme consumption of beer more than 3 days a week was linked with high stomach acid output, and smoking of cannabis greater than 2 days a week was linked with low acid output. In 92 volunteers challenged with Vibrio cholerae or enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli, heavy use of cannabis was associated… (More)
The symptomatology in the thoracic outlet syndrome is well known. A patient is reported in whom the finding of a unilateral pulse deficit was the alerting sign that led to the correct diagnosis. Angiography, performed with injections during different respiratory phases, visualized the pathogenetic mechanism underlying some of the clinical findings.