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New federal budget provides slightly more money for medical research
The steadily rising costs of Medicare and Medicaid will take most of the $3 billion increase the administration proposes for the health section of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW) budget for the coming...
SINCE the first antibiotic, penicillin G, was marketed in the United States in 1943, these useful and potent antimicrobial agents have been widely adopted and used in the ensuing 30 years. The purpose of this article is to review the trends of antibiotic usage in the United States and try to...
THE POSSIBLE overuse of antibiotics should be a subject of considerable importance to all physicians in their desire to practice good therapeutics. Unfortunately, the problem of accumulating hard, reliable data documenting widespread improper or excessive use of antibiotics is complex and is...
THE article by Simmons and Stolley confirms the impressions of most clinicians active in the infectious disease field that antibiotics are overused both in office and hospital practice. This is disturbing not only because it reflects unfavorably on the medical profession but has important...
THIS IS a timely discussion of a remediable problem in present-day practice. It appears to be more an editorial than a scientific paper. As such, I am willing to concede the authors some editorial prerogative and poetic license, since I can agree from experience with most of their conclusions.
Wide operative resection and postoperative administration of anticoagulants may prevent recurrent disease and improve the survival rate, indicated by treatment of a patient with recurrent mesenteric venous thrombosis. The recurrence rate of this disease after primary surgical resection is...
In 160 patients with neoplastic diseases (other than leukemia) that were treated with cytotoxic drugs, bone marrow depression (BMD) was more common in 65 patients who also received allopurinol than in 95 who did not (P<.005). In 58 patients who received cyclophosphamide, the frequencies of BMD...
A patient ingested contraband hashish in rubber balloons, as demonstrated on abdominal roentgenograms. One balloon ruptured, and intoxication resulted. This patient developed an unusual and previously unreported sign of transient pupillary asymmetry. Initial and subsequent x-ray films were used...
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