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We performed a prospective study to assess the risk of patients acquiring infection following routine professional contact with two dentists incubating type B viral hepatitis. Serum samples from patients exposed during the six weeks before onset of hepatitis in the dentists were tested for...
THE PLACEBO EFFECT is a neglected and berated asset of patient care. As health care delivery systems evolve, it is imperative to recognize the value of the placebo effect so that provisions can be made for its incorporation and proper use. Any health care system that minimizes and fragments the...
The results of abdominal auscultation were correlated with abdominal angiograms in 503 patients. Bruits were heard in 106 (21%). The majority of bruits were in the epigastrium, mainly because of a high incidence of celiac artery stenosis usually of the extrinsic compression type. Sixty-seven...
THE PHYSICIAN called on to see a cardiac patient scheduled for general surgery should know what factors affect prognosis and what procedures will yield optimal care.
General anesthesia depresses myocardial function and often predisposes to arrhythmias. Although arterial Po2 and Pco2 may...
The major advances in endocrinology in recent years have resulted from improved diagnostic tests that make it possible to delineate many of the syndromes that were previously lumped together. This book describes those tests that are most helpful and also points out those that have become...
To the Editor.—
The editorial by Ricketts (231:391, 1975), entitled "Somatostatin, Hormone Inhibitor" has been brought to my attention.
Somatostatin was isolated, characterized, and synthesized in my laboratories here. To my knowledge, I am currently the sole source legally entitled (ie,...
The papers in this volume, originally presented at a three-day conference, focus on the preparation and utilization of the medical assistant in health care delivery. The book raises many questions but offers few solutions to the myriad problems associated with creating another level of health...
To the Editor.—
In July, August, and September 1974, twenty-three laboratory-confirmed cases of St. Louis encephalitis (SLE) occurred in Mississippi. Attack rates were greatest in the northwest corner of the state and in persons more than 50 years old. Attack rates were similar for residents of...
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