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A rapid new ultrafiltration technique (EMIT FreeLevel System I) for the routine measurement of unbound phenytoin concentrations was evaluated. The precision of this procedure was sufficient (between-days coefficient of variation, 11.7%). The results obtained by the ultrafiltration technique for the percentage of free phenytoin in samples from about 40… (More)
A family suffering from a rare malignant type of migraine is described. The syndrome is characterized by episodes of coma with meningitic signs and fever and pareses as well as persistent cerebellar signs. Coma attacks last up to several days and can be precipitated by minor head trauma, vigorous work and angiography. From a study of this family and the… (More)
Brachial plexus injury is a typical complication after median sternotomy. A prospective study was performed on 1000 consecutive patients to determine whether preventive actions, including lower position and least possible opening of the sternal retractor, help to reduce the complication rate. Twenty-seven patients were observed with postoperative brachial… (More)
We report on an isolated complete paralysis of the tensor fasciae latae muscle, which led to a minimal functional disability.
HISTORY AND CLINICAL FINDINGS Two weeks after a mild viral infection a previously healthy 22-year-old woman developed ileus, a severe abnormality of orthostasis, sicca (Sjögren's) syndrome, bilateral miosis and generalized hyphidrosis. Pelvic endoscopy and laparotomy failed to clarify the cause of the mechanical ileus. INVESTIGATIONS Neurological… (More)
A case is reported of a metrizamide injection into the cervical spinal cord during myelography via a lateral C1-2 puncture. This resulted in a mild persistent neurological deficit. The literature is reviewed.