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The A he dramatic trend over the last two decades of treating otitis media and pharyngotonsillitis conservatively—with antimicrobial agents and tympanostomy tubes rather than surgical removal of the tonsils and adenoids—may be causing an increasing incidence of airway obstruction from...
A symposium on medical technology held during the recent meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Washington, DC, brought forth some new and somewhat surprising information.
For example, when evaluating the use of different therapies in clinical practice,...
The American Cancer Society (ACS) will conduct a study of American life-styles and environment over the next six years in an attempt to learn how ongoing changes may alter—for better or worse—the incidence of disease, especially cancer.
The study, slated to begin Sept 1, will continue until at...
Because opinions still differ not only as to the cause and seriousness of orbital cellulitis but also as to its treatment, a group of physicians from Pittsburgh has come up with new guidelines for management of the condition.
Victor L. Schramm, Jr, MD, assistant professor of otolaryngology at...
Plasmapheresis should be attempted in severe refractory cases of myasthenia gravis even when acetylcholine receptor antibody (AChRab) levels are not elevated in the serum.
This is because another form of antibody may be involved in some cases of this disease, Peter Kornfeld, MD, told JAMA...
California is campaigning to prevent perinatal transmission of hepatitis B virus (HBV).
The professional education effort began in February because, according to James Chin, MD, of the California Department of Health Services, Berkeley, a conservative estimate is that "several thousand...
A Drive Through the Country
There was a period during what I now call "the bad old days" when I was the only practicing orthopedist in all of Culpeper, Fauquier, Orange, Madison, and Rappahannock counties, an area in northwestern Virginia with a population of almost 80,000.I look back and...
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