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The efficacy of administering a slurry of 100 g of activated charcoal (AC) via the gastric tube following lavage was assessed in 25 treated and 37 control patients presenting to the emergency room with chemical evidence of sedative-hypnotics or aspirin in the blood. Efficacy was evaluated as the ability of AC to prevent further absorption as determined by… (More)
The efficacy of gastric lavage as it is practiced in a major metropolitan hospital was evaluated. From a population of 76 patients with chemical evidence of sedative-hypnotic drugs in the blood, two or more therapeutic doses were recovered from 15.8% of the lavage samples, and 10 or more therapeutic doses were recovered from 6.6%. In a population consisting… (More)
Hospital charge and reimbursement data were analyzed for 115 patients admitted to the surgical intensive care and burn-trauma units at Brigham and Women's Hospital over a two-month study period. A skewed distribution of hospital charges resulted in mean and median charges of $43,068 and $29,081, respectively. Major differences were observed in total charges… (More)
Pregnant mice of the CBA/J and C57BL/6J strains were given either tertiary butanol (10.5 mmoles/kg, p.o.) or an equivalent volume of tap water twice daily from day 6 through day 18 of gestation. Examination on day 18 revealed significantly more resorptions per litter in the t-butanol-treated animals but no interstrain difference. Tertiary butanol did not… (More)
Ultrasound scanning is a simple investigation that is recommended for preoperative diagnosis of cervical swellings. Its clinical utility has been demonstrated by use in four cases: a parotid cyst, an abscess, a lymph node metastasis, and a branchial cyst.
The mean total body water was determined by desiccation in DBA/2J, CBA/J, and C57BL/6J mice to be 60.6, 65.6, and 68.6 percent of body weight, respectively. The pharmacokinetics of ethanol was subsequently studied in mice of these strains given an intraperitoneal dose of 116 mmoles/l of total body water based on the desiccation study. This dose was… (More)
A study of serum levels of fibrinogen-fibrin-related antigen (F.R.-antigen) in outpatients presenting with clinical features suggesting deep vein thrombosis was undertaken. A raised serum level of this antigen (greater than 12 mg/1) is strong evidence in favour of the diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis. It is virtually conclusive evidence if other known… (More)