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The study referred to in the previous letter is the first double-blind investigation of these drugs for the treatment of status epilepticus, and we are pleased that Dr Lee found only a minor statement that displeased him. Diazepam attained wide use for treatment of status without any...
Informal test-ordering protocols that do not follow a physiological rationale are common in teaching hospitals and represent part of the folklore of resident practice. Such faulty test-ordering routines increase the cost of care, waste resources, may fail to answer diagnostic questions, or may...
To the Editor.—
Organophosphates, basic ingredients of common garden insecticides, have not been associated with renal toxicity in humans.1,2 We wish to report a case of acute renal insufficiency with massive proteinuria after exposure to the organophosphate malathion.
Report of a Case.—
I was a third-year medical student on the obstetrics service. I had already delivered more than three dozen babies, all warm, wiggling, light, and joyous little things that brought smiles to everyone's lips. Three dozen times I saw the tension and pain of childbirth turn instantly to pleasure...
The third edition of this textbook represents a comprehensive, up-to-date review of pediatric neurology. It is well written and makes good use of the excellent photographs, informative diagrams, and tables. The text is well organized, and topics are covered in sufficient detail. The extensive...
This carefully written text has a conversational style and fluently covers the topic of world utilization of blood and blood products. The book is decidedly philosophic but includes a strong vein of scientific data. The text openly looks at the problems of commercial v volunteer blood donation...
By the mid-1840s state legislatures had abandoned all regulation of medical practice in the United States. Virtually anyone could practice medicine, and no organization, private or public, could prevent him. Completely open competition—truly free enterprise—prevailed. For many physicians this...
To the Editor.—
A recent lead article (1983;249:3047) uses the term highly significant several times in reference to the statistical difference between groups. This term, which is frequently misused in medical literature, is misleading because it implies that the difference was either important...
To the Editor.—
I read with interest the article by Leppik et al entitled "Double-blind Study of Lorazepam and Diazepam in Status Epilepticus" (1983;249:1452). As a statistician, what interested me most was not the basis of the article but rather the interpretation of the statistical analysis....
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