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Orbital Apex Syndrome
31/12/69 - A 61-year-old man presented to the emergency department with a 3-week history of right retro-orbital pain and a 1-week history of double vision, lid droop, and loss of vision. Ophthalmologic examination revealed reduced vision in the right eye (only hand motion was perceived), a relative afferent…

Prenatal Correction of X-Linked Hypohidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia
31/12/69 - During embryonic development, tissues and organs form in spatiotemporally defined successions of events until the organism has acquired its final shape. Many of these events, such as limb morphogenesis or the formation of sweat glands and other skin appendages, can be irreversibly affected if…

Colon Cutoff Sign
31/12/69 - A 74-year-old woman presented to the emergency department with a 3-day history of lower abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting. She had been unable to pass any stool for 1 week and reported having had small-caliber stool during the previous 6 months. On physical examination, bowel sounds were…

The Long Ride Home
31/12/69 - The loud, unwieldy bipap machine seemed to smother Hannah as she was wheeled out of the pediatric ICU for the last time. The apparatus thrust air into her leukemia-riddled lungs with such force it was hard to tell whether she had anything to do with the mechanical, rhythmic rise and fall of her…

Tenecteplase versus Alteplase before Thrombectomy for Ischemic Stroke
31/12/69 - Intravenous thrombolysis with alteplase is used in eligible patients with acute ischemic stroke before endovascular thrombectomy. Alteplase is given as an infusion over a period of approximately 1 hour and has been associated with a low incidence of reperfusion for large-vessel occlusion before…

Prostate Cancer Metastasis ? Fueled by Fat?
31/12/69 - Obesity is approaching epidemic proportions worldwide and is having an effect on many chronic illnesses, including cancer. The physiological consequences of obesity include a state of chronic inflammation, which has been associated with an increased risk of development of cancer or of progression…

Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Cardiac Devices
31/12/69 - To the Editor: The study by Nazarian et al. (Dec. 28 issue) adds to the growing body of evidence that patients with a cardiac device that is not labeled as a "magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)?conditional" device (termed a "legacy" device) can undergo MRI safely. The Centers for Medicare and…

Noninvasive Ablation of Ventricular Tachycardia
31/12/69 - To the Editor: Cuculich et al. (Dec. 14 issue) report on noninvasive cardiac radiotherapy for ablation of ventricular tachycardia. We reported on a treatment for ventricular tachycardia with stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), and we encourage continued efforts to identify new approaches to…

Azithromycin to Reduce Childhood Mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa
31/12/69 - Trachoma-control programs have distributed more than 600 million doses of oral azithromycin in an effort to eliminate the ocular strains of chlamydia that cause the disease. Azithromycin has been effective against trachoma, although it has caused gastrointestinal side effects and selected for…

In Utero Protein Therapy for an Inherited Developmental Disorder
31/12/69 - Ectodermal dysplasias comprise a heterogeneous group of rare genetic diseases in which two or more derivatives of the embryonic surface ectoderm ? the skin, hair, teeth, nails, or sweat or other cutaneous glands ? fail to develop normally. Hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia is the most common type…

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