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Three recent publications have reported the development of erythema multiforme and Stevens-Johnson syndrome in patients receiving cranial irradiation and sodium phenytoin. Some authors have recommended that patients receiving whole brain radiation therapy and who have had seizures should not be prescribed phenytoin but an alternative anti-convulsant. This(More)
Subcutaneous mastectomy has a possible role as prophylaxis in patients at high risk of developing breast cancer. A case history is presented of a woman who developed metastatic breast carcinoma 42 years after bilateral subcutaneous mastectomies for non-malignant disease. This case is presented to draw attention to the persistent risk of developing breast(More)
Hypoxic cells in solid tumours are resistant to ionizing radiation and may be refractory to treatment by many chemotherapeutic agents. For these reasons the identification of drugs with selective toxicity towards hypoxic cells is an important objective in cancer chemotherapy. Nitroimidazoles such as misonidazole demonstrate such hypoxia-selective toxicity(More)
A 25-year-old man who had recurrent sore throats presented with sharp central chest pain 5 hours after starting penicillin for tonsillitis. Electrocardiogram (ECG) revealed ST-segment elevation in leads I and aVL with reciprocal ST depression in lead III (Fig. 1). Troponin I was measured as 33 microg/L (normal range, b0.1 microg/L), and C-reactive protein(More)