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Don't look for perfluorochemical blood substitutes to become available in the United States any time soon. The Food and Drug Administration's Blood Products Advisory Committee has unanimously agreed that the perfluorocarbon oxygen transport fluid Fluosol-DA 20% is not yet ready for release....
Clinical testing of a novel skin substitute to cover burn wounds is about to enter a new phase. The material was developed in a collaborative project between Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Boston.
Animal studies are now sufficiently...
The 13 English-speaking Caribbean nations recently reported an "epidemic" of adult obesity, accompanied by dramatic increases in diabetes and hypertension.
At the same time, these nations—with a population of more than 5 million—continue to be plagued by undernutrition, particularly among...
This year's Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to 81-year-old geneticist Barbara McClintock, PhD, of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Long Island, NY, for her work of more than 30 years ago involving transposable genetic elements, or "jumping genes."
McClintock developed her...
Weight control is often thought of as a trial of self-denial. However, a two-year study of middle-aged runners shows that it is not only possible to eat more while weighing less, but it also seems healthier to eat more—as long as you keep on exercising.
According to Peter D. Wood, DSc, professor...
Kenneth A. Arndt, MD, will become editor of the American Medical Association's Archives of Dermatology on Jan 1, 1984. He will replace Frederick D. Malkinson, MD, of Rush-Presbyterian-St Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, who became editor in 1979.
Arndt is dermatologist-in-chief at Beth Israel...
To the Editor.—
A variety of drugs has been implicated as causes of pulmonary infiltrates with peripheral eosinophilia. Ho et al1 described two patients in whom administration of a tetracycline antibiotic was associated with diffuse skin rash and pulmonary infiltrates with eosinophilia....
To the Editor.—
I refer to the recent report by Roehm et al entitled "Abdominal Aortic Thrombosis in Association With an Attempted Heimlich Maneuver" (1983;249:1186). I recently performed a medical examiner autopsy on a patient with rupture of the stomach after an attempted Heimlich maneuver....
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