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The study by Moore et al (1980;243:2317) is the first randomized, controlled study of any selfcare approach. This study found that our book, Take Care of Yourself, was read by an unexpectedly large portion of involuntary recipients (84% read some portion of the book); readers...
In trying to keep up to date with the literature, the medical journal reader will turn to original articles. Here he will find reports on large-scale studies either confirming or discrediting accepted ideas and practices. If lucky, he may even strike a new observation, possibly one in the nature...
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In the discussion entitled "Sharing the Parental Bedroom" (1980;244:1498) that appeared in the QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS section, both consultants presented a negative view of infants and young children sharing a bedroom with the parent, and one consultant thought it was the parents...
The rising incidence of nongonococcal urethritis (NGU) and the risk of potential complications attributed to chlamydial carriage are of great concern to public health officials. Recognition of Chlamydia trachomatis as a serious, sexually transmitted pathogen has come more recently, and this...
Buffy-coat smears prepared from 599 blood samples, obtained simultaneously with blood for culture, were examined for bacteria. Each blood sample was quantitatively cultured on chocolate agar. Twenty-one blood cultures (3.6%) from 17 patients were positive. Two (11.7%) of the 17 patients had...
I sympathize with the difficulty of a physician in private practice to conduct a controlled, doubleblind study. It surely does not follow, however, that a private physician be accorded credence merely for claiming success with a new treatment tried on however many patients. And...
Now that an intensive surveillance and vaccination campaign has eradicated smallpox worldwide, the same dedication could well be applied to removing the last vestiges of an infectious disease that still results in tragedy here in the United States: congenital rubella syndrome (CRS).
In mid-December, five Wichita, Kan, patients with newly diagnosed diabetes became the first humans to be treated with a substance produced by recombinant DNA technology. The five began therapy with insulin produced by bacteria into which the human insulin gene had been introduced.
We certainly concur with Dr Flach that possible cessation of β-blockade can be implicated in the occurrence of acute myocardial infarction. At the time our patient came to the emergency room, he was maintained on 20 mg of propranolol hydrochloride four times a day, although he was...
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