Hepatic hemangioendothelioma must be recognized and treated promptly. Hepatic hemangioendothelioma is a life-threatening congenital malformation of blood vessels within the liver that usually appears before six months of age. Common diagnostic signs include enlarged liver, abnormal stethoscopic sounds heard over the liver, low red blood cells or platelets, hemangiomas of the skin, and congestive heart failure. Hepatic hemangioendotheliomas can be imaged with X rays, ultrasound imaging, Doppler ultrasonography, CT scans, and magnetic resonance imaging. Liver biopsy is unnecessary and risky. A variety of medical and surgical treatments are used. No therapy has gained prominence as being optimal, but survival rates have improved from 20% to 60%. A case history is presented of a 3,000 gram girl delivered by cesarean because an ultrasound scan had shown a liver mass. She was born in respiratory distress and mild heart failure. Drug therapy failed, but successful surgery was performed at two days of age.
Publication Name: Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine
Osvaldo A. Reig: 1929-1992
Osvaldo A. Reig died in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on March 13, 1992. He was an outstanding research scientist in the fields of Evolutionary Biology, Mammology and Paleontology. He studied and taught at various universities in Latin America. He received his Ph.D. in Zoology and Paleontology from London University in 1973. He spent a greater part of his academic life in Venezuela. Osvaldo Reig was an outstanding and prolific researcher, an admirable professor and a dynamic organizer in his 50 fruitful academic years.
Publication Name: Journal of Mammalogy
Subject: Zoology and wildlife conservation
Beer - market overview
Beer consumption has steadily declined in the UK since sales volume reached record levels in 1979 at 42.4 million bulk barrels. Sales for 1998 amounted to only 35.9 million bbls, which is 15% below that for 1979. Consumer spending on beer reached 15.9 billion pounds sterling in 1998, which is 53% higher over 1979 revenue figures. However, 1998 expenditures are lower by 12% over 1979, in constant price terms. The consumption of beer per person also fell from 217 pints to 187 pints for the same period.
Publication Name: Consumer Goods UK
Subject: Retail industry