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General treatment of urolithiasis is yielding to specific agents for particular types of kidney stones.
Last December, the Food and Drug Administration approved sodium cellulose phosphate (SCP) for the treatment of one type of calcium stone. Last month, it approved acetohydroxamic acid (AHA) for...
There are few things more troublesome to a physician than a patient who reports frequent episodes of syncope. Often such patients are elderly, live alone, and thus have no one who can describe their symptoms or signs leading to unconsciousness. And the possible causes can be numerous—cardiac...
Although the new anti-kidney stone agents discussed in the accompanying article received Food and Drug Administration approval just as the Orphan Drug Act came into law and thus their approval might be considered to result from the bill's enactment, in fact all the clinical studies that led to...
It's been about 20 years since Johns Hopkins geneticist Victor A. McKusick, MD, first addressed an organization known as the Little People of America (LPA) on dwarfism. McKusick's delineation of an autosomal recessive form of short-limbed dwarfism known as cartilage-hair hypoplasia among the...
Like most products of the post-World War II baby boom, Ernie and Dolores Ott are busy with the complexities of young adult life. Ernie, who earned an MBA five years ago, is firmly ensconced in computer sales with a large corporation. Dolores, a brand-new, first-time mother, recently left her job...
To the Editor.—
The term invasive candidosis is gaining popularity in distinguishing a true Candida infection from saprophytic colonization. This term fails to separate invasion limited to the stratum corneum, which is the rule in cutaneous candidosis, from deep invasion of the internal organs....
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