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Spatial acuity of the skin of the fingertip deteriorates markedly with age, as assessed by 2-point thresholds measured with a forced-choice method in 80 subjects between the ages of 18 and 91 years. This loss of "minimum separable" acuity appears to be pervasive, demonstrably affecting many middle-aged and a great majority of the elderly persons tested.… (More)
A 22-year-old female, with multiple polyposis of the colon and two central nervous system tumors, also suffered from recurrent basal cell carcinoma. The purpose of this report is to alert physicians to the possibility that basal cell carcinoma occurring at an unusually young age may be another manifestation of the familial polyposis syndromes.
BACKGROUND Cystic fibrosis patients have chronic bacterial infections of the respiratory tract, most commonly Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Although controversial, administration of antibiotic therapy during acute pulmonary exacerbations is standard practice. Fluoroquinolones are currently not indicated for use in young children because of the observation of… (More)
Twenty-five patients with brachial plexus injury were treated by anastomosis, neurolysis, and calvicular decompression. The patients treated by anastomosis are described in detail because evidence of regrowth of axons across the anastomosis can be documented, whereas the effects of neurolysis are difficult to judge. The techniques of brachial plexus… (More)
A common authoring technique involves making annotations on a printed draft and then typing the corrections into a computer at a later date. In this paper, we describe a system that goes some way towards automating this process. The author simply passes the annotated documents through a sheet-feed scanner and then brings up the electronic document in a text… (More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the correlation among three functional tests: single leg vertical jump (SLVJ), single leg hop for distance (SLHD), and single leg hop for time (SLHT). DESIGN Prospective correlational investigation. SETTING University research laboratory. PARTICIPANTS Forty healthy men (n = 19) and women (n = 21) between the ages of 18 and 30… (More)
A safe and rapid technic for internal jugular vein cannulation is described. The success rate is almost as high and the serious complication rate is much lower than subclavian vein cannulation.