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Human papilloma virus (HPV) has for some time been known to cause benign tumors, or warts. However, a growing body of evidence now links HPV to the genesis of some malignant tumors.
The evidence of HPV's role in human cancer remains circumstantial, (although its association with squamous cell...
Which comes first to an infant born in this salt-loving culture? A taste for salt, or a taste of it?
Probably the latter, according to David L. Yeung, PhD, who presented a report at the recent Chicago meeting of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology: Children's taste for...
Responding to patients' requests for "that new fat surgery," 400 plastic surgeons recently learned how to do suction-assisted lipectomy via a live surgery broadcast from UCLA Medical Center. After watching the world's masters describe the technique and its problems, most of the surgeons said...
A purified extract of surfactant obtained from human amniotic fluid has successfully reduced the problems of managing respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) in a group of nine premature infants.
A single endotracheal dose of 60 mg/kg of the surfactant resulted in a dramatic rise in oxygen tension...
Cigarette smoking poses a double danger for emphysema sufferers, according to a recent report.
It is known that smoking deactivates a protein that is seemingly crucial in preventing the disease; it now also appears that smoking prevents the repair of affected lung tissue. But ongoing...
In a recent story on revision of mammography guidelines (JAMA [MEDICAL NEWS] 1983;249:2143), a statement attributed to Myron Moskowitz, MD, should have read "... national statistics have indicated that although the incidence of breast cancer in women younger than 40 years does not justify...
To the Editor.—
The report of the results of the recent Society of Teachers of Family Medicine and North American Primary Care Research Group survey of family medicine residencies and university academic units (1983;249:63) provides interesting and useful data for the field of family medicine,...
To the Editor.—
It was a pleasure to read Dr Rakel's sensible editorial on research in family medicine (1983; 249:75); however, in referring to family physicians in Britain as "community physicians," there may be some confusion.
In Britain, "community physicians" is the rather unsatisfactory...
To the Editor.—
We would like to point out a potentially misleading dosage table printed in the ketoconazole (Nizoral) section of the 1983 edition of the Physicians' Desk Reference, page 1027. This table lists dosages for various fungal diseases from 200 to 3,600 mg/day. It has no heading and...
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