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This book presents a succinct compilation of the current information on sudden death obtained by investigators with a broad spectrum of scientific interests. Thirty-five clinical investigators and basic scientists contributed 25 chapters. The editors summarize the presentations with their...
To the Editor.—
Silverstein et al recently published an important analysis of patients with syncope who were admitted to their medical intensive care unit (ICU) (1982;248:1185). We would like to raise some relevant points stimulated by their article. First, we appreciate the difficulty in...
In this issue of The Journal (page 1290), Shapiro and colleagues have constructed a promising benefit-cost analysis of surgical antimicrobial prophylaxis. Numerous studies in recent years indicate that 30% to 50% of total in-hospital antibiotic use, especially the cephalosporin group of drugs,...
This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract A new study linking regular, vigorous physical activity with possible high density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol protection against heart disease won the...
IN 1963, R. D. K. Reye and coworkers1 first reported a syndrome of acute encephalopathy associated with the fatty degeneration of the viscera. After almost two decades of research, the etiology of this condition, now designated as "Reye's syndrome," remains obscure. Several recent studies2-6...
The very auspicious title of this book disguises the fact that it merely represents another of those "how-to-do-it" manuals that pander to students seeking admission to medical school. Since the value of such guidebooks depends on the expertise of the authors, it is notable that Wechsler and...
Molly Casey was blond and small and had eight freckles on her nose. She had brilliant green eyes and the middle of her upper lip was pinched just a little and turned up as if she were always preparing to kiss someone. Molly had been my patient since she was 12.
Molly had a way of getting things...
Legal expenses arising from food-borne outbreaks have not been reported in the medical literature, to the best of our knowledge. Expenses of an outbreak of food-borne botulism involving 34 victims in 1978 exceeded $5.8 million. These included outbreak investigation and control (3.2% of total),...
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