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Orthopedic surgeons who "make a fetish out of applying plaster casts" should instead look to the use of motion to heal injured or diseased synovial joints.
They should also realize, says Robert B. Salter, MD, professor and head of orthopaedic surgery at the University of Toronto Faculty of...
Investigators at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) report improved survival in patients with soft tissue sarcoma of the extremities as a result of treatment that includes surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy.
Soft tissue sarcomas are relatively rare but aggressive solid tumors,...
Since the Canadian government prohibited the sale of mixtures containing phenacetin, acetaminophen, and aspirin in combination, the incidence of analgesic nephropathy in that country has dropped by one half.
This dramatic reduction, says Douglas R. Wilson, MD, professor of medicine at the...
Though an association between elevated arterial pressure and increased risk of coronary heart disease has been well established, there is little indication that the use of antihypertensive drugs has any beneficial effect on reducing the risk of such disease.
In fact, says Jerome Lowenstein, MD,...
The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, has become the third major research institution this year to agree to seek alternatives to the use of animals for testing the safety of commercial products, and this may be only the beginning.
The university's School of Hygiene and Public Health is...
During the period November 1980 through August 1981, the Bureau of Medical Devices of the Food and Drug Administration approved premarket approval applications for the following medical devices:
Contact lens solutions:LC-65 Daily Soft (hydrophilic) Contact Lens Cleaner, a cleaning solution for...
The Acute Urethral Syndrome
Legionella pneumophila recently has been discovered to be a cause of atypical pneumonia. In your investigations of genitourinary tract infections, have atypical presentations been the hiding places for uncharacterized diseases of the urinary tract?
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