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Eight patients (different families) with syncopal attacks and a long QT interval in the ECG died suddenly. Five heard normally and three were born deaf. At postmortem examination of all eight hearts the single consistent abnormality was focal neuritis and neural degeneration within the sinus node, A-V node, His bundle and ventricular myocardium. Although(More)
INTRODUCTION One sober consequence of the current epidemic of diabetes mellitus is that an increasing number of people world-wide will partially or completely lose their sight to diabetic retinopathy. Clinically, the sight-threatening complications of diabetes are diagnosed and treated based on visible retinal lesions (e.g., dot-blot hemorrhages or retinal(More)
OBJECTIVES. The development of neurological sequelae subsequent to the placement of intraspinal drug delivery systems is particularly distressing. An attempt was made to determine the extent of this problem in both reported and in heretofore unreported cases. Methods. A survey was mailed to 3269 implanters of intraspinal infusional systems to identify new(More)
Benjamin Rush, MD (1745-1813), was not only the most well known physician in 18th-century America, he was also a patriot, philosopher, author, lecturer, fervent evangelist, politician, and dedicated social reformer. He was unshakable in his convictions, as well as self-righteous, caustic, satirical, humorless, and polemical. Unquestionably brilliant, he(More)
• Pulmonary thromboernbolism as a complication of disease or surgical treatment has long been feared as a cause of death or prolonged morbidity. Although there have been extensive studies of the clinical, pathological, and hemodynamic features of this disease process, there still remain many gaps in our knowledge and the widest of these concerns the(More)