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Owing to the increasing success of surgical treatment for congenital cardiac deformities, some patients who would otherwise have died will undoubtedly live to have children. The problem of the inheritance of cardiac anomalies has thus become of greater importance than before. It has always been a question, usually posed by the parents of the defective(More)
Although there are many reports of cases of dissecting aneurysm of the aorta, the number with involvement of the coronary arteries, either deduced from electrocardiographic change or discovered at death, is not great. Shennan (1934) makes no mention of these in his monograph. Also, in the few examples that have been recorded, little attention has been paid(More)
Microcephaly is defined as an occipito-frontal head circumference (OFC) 2 or more standard deviations below the mean for age and sex using the new Roche et al. [Pediatrics 1987;79:706-712] charts, and corrected for parental OFC by the method of Weaver and Christian [J Pediatr 1980;96:990-994]. "Relative" microcephaly, i.e., a small head on a small child,(More)
Critically ill patients with multi-organ failure are especially susceptible to problems with skin integrity, including skin failure. An 18-month, prospective, descriptive study was conducted to identify and describe characteristics of intensive care unit (ICU) patients with skin failure and examine the relationships among patient demographics, nutritional(More)
Community hospitals in rural and isolated areas have had little access to the Internet. In 1992, the National Library of Medicine funded a pilot project to be conducted by the University of Washington and seven community hospitals in the northwestern United States. The goals of the project were to connect the hospitals to the Internet and study the uses(More)