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In 1979, acne affected an estimated 15.5 million persons between the ages of 12 and 17 years in the United States alone. Moreover, that same year, approximately 350,000 persons between the ages of 18 and 34 years suffered from its more severe cystic form.
Traditionally, this affliction has been...
Bronchorrhea has tormented millions of patients with allergies, asthma, and associated diseases. Now, a team of researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Bethesda, Md, thinks it may at last have found the culprit.
According to Michael Kaliner, MD, director...
Even a casual newspaper reader or television viewer could not have missed this classic scene at least once last year: A cleanup worker, wearing a respirator and coveralls, points with a gloved hand at a field of rusting metal drums or dips a stick in a pond of oily goo. In a headline or...
A wide therapeutic range, low toxicity, and strong clinical efficacy against previously hard-to-treat, antibiotic-resistant infections are the main advantages of what is now being called the "third generation" of cephalosporin antibiotics.
Scores of papers covering the drugs' microbiologic,...
This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract To the Editor.— The design of any piece of equipment for the initial resuscitation of the critically ill or injured must be functional and instanteously...
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In their CLINICAL NOTE "False-Negative Cryptococcal Antigen Test," Stamm and Polt (1980; 244:1359) point out correctly that prozones may occur in the slide latex agglutination (SLA) test for cryptococcal antigen in both serum and CSF specimens. Bloomfield et al,1 in describing...
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There is almost an 8% rate of hemorrhagic complications with long-term anticoagulant therapy.1 Femoral neuropathy owing to retroperitoneal iliac hematoma is well known.2,3 The purpose of this communication is to remind the physician of this complication and to question the...
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Gastrointestinal disturbances were recently described in two long-distance runners, one of whom had bloody diarrhea (1980; 243:1743). I wish to describe two additional instances of the latter and to caution that the entity may mimic acute appendicitis and Crohn's disease....
Several errors occurred in the ORIGINAL CONTRIBUTION "Proteinuria During Long-term Captopril Therapy," published in the July 25, 1980, issue of The Journal (1980; 244:346-349). On page 348, column 2, paragraph 1, the last sentence should have read as follows: "Thirteen of these 14 patients who...
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