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THE RANDOMIZED controlled clinical trial (RCT) has become the accepted standard for demonstrating the true therapeutic effects in evaluating most forms of treatment. Its scientific and ethical bases are well established. Yet it is standard practice, at least for trials of new pills and...
Most investigators believe that persons with abnormal thyroid function test results during episodes of nonthyroidal illness are clinically euthyroid.1 However, the "true" thyroid status during illness is not known because independent assessment is not available (ie, basal metabolic...
Only ten cases of cholera in US travelers have been reported since the current cholera pandemic began in 1961. No important risk factors were apparent from assessing the age, place of acquisition, duration or mode of travel before infection, or history of cholera vaccination of the travelers who...
To the Editor.—
I have read the article "Adverse Effects of Tracheostomy for Sleep Apnea" by Conway et al (1981;246:347). The authors present 11 cases of hypersomnia sleep apnea of obstructive etiology that were treated by tracheostomy. For the most part, their results show dramatic improvement...
This is a large book of 806 pages that measure 21 cm × 28 cm. The book is well and lavishly illustrated and is also well indexed. The six sections include 61 chapters devoted to equipment and methods, blood flow alterations including embolization and angioplasties, renal procedures such as cyst...
Since 1968, the PDDS of the CDC has provided niclosamide to physicians in the United States requesting it to treat patients with Diphyllobothrium and other cestode infections. In 1981 the PDDS filled 4,916 such requests, of which 212 were for reported fish tapeworm infections; 28 of...
Our article did try to assure premedical students that their chances for medical school admission are not necessarily damaged by pursuing a variety of undergraduate majors, as long as premedical science courses are successfully completed. Markel et al claim that the MCAT exerts such...
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