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Although many antineoplastic drugs also are documented carcinogens, their therapeutic benefits usually far outweigh the potential risks to patients with cancer. But a recent study demonstrates that an unjustified hazard exists for another population exposed to chemotherapeutic agents—the...
The perennial blood bank problem of not having enough of the right type of blood may one day be solved by changing the type of blood on hand to the type that is needed.
A first step in that direction was outlined at the recent American Association of Blood Banks meeting in Chicago by Jack...
Contrary to conventional gynecologic wisdom, vaginal hysterectomy may be safer than abdominal hysterectomy in women of reproductive age, at leastwhen accompanied by prophylactic antibiotic therapy, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Atlanta.
Not all women who...
Examination of age-adjusted death rates for men and women in the United States for 1950 to 1978 shows that the "Weaker Sex" remains the stronger sex.
According to data presented by Dorothy P. Rice, director of the National Center for Health Statistics, at a Johns Hopkins University symposium on...
Advanced diagnostic techniques that uncover fetal urologic abnormalities place clinicians in a practical as well as ethical quandary (JAMA 1981;246:635-639; 774-777).
In an interview with JAMA MEDICAL NEWS, moderator R. Lawrence Kroovand, MD, summed up conclusions that he, Erich Lang, MD, Billy...
The initial observation that Dr Heyden makes was also made by the authors of the Los Angeles VA study, which was mentioned largely for historical interest and by way of introducing the subject of the editorial. The same authors concluded that this observation "reduces the possibility...
To the Editor.—
The readers of the recent editorial "Cholesterol, Coronary Disease, and Cancer" by Richard J. Jones, MD (1981;245:2060), deserve to know more details about some studies that have led him to a warning with which he "reinforces doubts that we yet know enough about the consequences...
To the Editor.—
The extensive experience with epiglottitis in pediatric patients has generated several important principles concerning the management of epiglottitis that were not well delineated in the article by Ossoff and Wolff entitled "Acute Epiglottitis in Adults" (1980;244:2639).
The comments from Drs Dunn and Mandelkorn were greatly appreciated. Of particular interest was the confusion regarding periodic FEV1 readings that were in fact taken in both groups at the stated intervals and that we thought were not close enough to cause substantial fatigue in...
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