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Phenytoin (15 mg/kg) was administered intravenously to 189 patients shortly before their intracranial, supratentorial surgery was completed. Intravenous phenytoin of 5-6 mg/kg/day in three divided doses was administered daily for the first 3 postoperative days. Therapeutic serum levels (10-20 micrograms/mL) were achieved in 113 (59.8%) patients. An equally(More)
A 27 year-old man developed after ingestion of mercury chloride, 6 g, a hypovolemic shock, an acute renal failure and a necrosis of the stomach which required a total gastrectomy. The anuria did not improve and required 42 hemodialyses. Subsequent evolution showed numerous complications and the patient died on the 91st day. On admission mercury plasma(More)
Certain features of head-injured patients admitted to the Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taiwan during the period 1977 to 1987 were reviewed. The most common causes of injury were motorcycle accidents (56.3%) and street accidents with pedestrian injury (29.47%). The age groups with the greatest incidence of injury were aged 16-20 years, 21-25 years, and(More)