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Results of the Framingham study are compared with those of the 1959 Build and Blood Pressure Study (BBPS) using the same definitions of body build and using similar follow-up periods for mortality. Findings of the Framingham study do not accord with the insurance experience that comprises the...
In the Chicago Coronary Prevention Evaluation Program (CPEP), 115 men had definite mild hypertension at entry; another 101 men had high-normal diastolic blood pressure (BP). The nutritional-hygienic nonpharmacologic CPEP regimen achieved years-long moderate weight loss, slowing of pulse rate,...
A low index of suspicion on the part of clinicians and pathologists may be a factor in some cases of fatal infectious mononucleosis.
Though not common, mortality from this disease is not unheard of (JAMA 236:1493-1494, 1976). In fact, David T. Purtilo, MD, professor of pathology and pediatrics...
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) may slow down the progression of gyrate atrophy of the choroid and retina in some patients, say Oregon investigators. They caution, however, that final evidence of its efficacy is at least five years away.
Gyrate atrophy is a rare autosomal recessive disorder that...
The sixth edition of this book by a distinguished British pediatrician has been extensively revised by the author. The primary objective of the book is to help the family physician think of the diagnosis that may be responsible for a common symptom in a child. Symptoms resulting solely from...
We hasten to assure our readers that A PIECE OF MY MIND (see p 1846) is not intended as a sounding board for peevish gripes, nit-picking beefs, or sundry assortments of righteous indignation, which are usually prefaced by an angry "let me give you a piece of my mind." Nor is this section of The...
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