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New tissue stretching devices may enhance the ability of plastic surgeons to treat skin defects caused by trauma, cancer, or congenital events.
A two-step surgical technique, outlined by Eric D. Austad, MD, at a recent seminar in Chicago, utilizes expandable silicone shells or bags that are...
With the availability of the first topical agent to show any efficacy in herpes genitalis, desperate patients with recurrent herpes infections may practice self-medication—not surprisingly—once they have a prescription for the agent. But some herpes experts believe that widespread long-term use...
Physicians attempting to alter the blood lipid levels of their patients might look to a new form of control: increasing the proportion of plant protein in the diet.
Two reports at the recent meeting of the American Institute of Nutrition in New Orleans showed that substituting plant protein for...
Supplements of the mineral chromium in relatively high amounts may have beneficial effects on glucose and insulin metabolism and on serum lipid levels. That's the suggestion from a study reported at the recent New Orleans meeting of the American Institute of Nutrition by nutritional biochemists...
Hemoperfusion and hemodialysis enthusiasts are criticized because there still are no randomized comparisons. This is a difficult thing to accomplish for drug overdose cases," asserted John Maher, MD, director of nephrology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda,...
An experimental breast cancer screening device intended for home use is reported to have picked up mammary tumors as small as 2 mm in diameter in asymptomatic women.
"This is way before [two to ten years] the tumor becomes palpable or visualizable by mammogram," said cardiologist Harold L....
A student dropped by my office recently to request an internship letter. I knew him in his first clinical rotation to be very conscientious and attentive to patients and their families. I asked him to recall a situation where he had made a difference in a patient's care while he was a student....
Scientific Freedom and Public Interest
In a country like the United States with a highly educated population, an active press, and diversity of culture and opinion, openness is both possible and indispensable in considering the implications of a subject like biomedical research. This is...
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