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The patient's companion is common in office practice. I thought the companion (someone who accompanies the patient to the office) relevant to management, so I interviewed them for six months to investigate the phenomenon.
One hundred six consecutive companions were interviewed....
Because cystic fibrosis is the most common chronic genetic disease of whites and widely recognized as having protean manifestations, all physicians should be fully aware of its clinical spectrum. Awareness is particularly important if early and accurate diagnoses are to be made and appropriate...
The Introduction of Oral Vaccine
Although the introduction and immediate widespread use of inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) in 1955 was accompanied by an abrupt decline in the reported number of cases of poliomyelitis in the United States, there was considerable excitement in the late 1950s...
References 1. Office on Smoking and Health: The Health Consequences of Smoking: Cancer . A report of the Surgeon General. Rockville, Md: Public Health Service, US Department of Health and Human Services, 1982. 2. Doll R, Peto R: The Causes of Cancer . Quantitative estimates of avoidable risks of...
Fatal pulmonary embolism has been reported to occur in up to 200,000 patients each year in the United States.1,2 Although many of these deaths occur in patients with terminal disease, many of these deaths also occur in patients who would otherwise have survived to live a normal life. The rate of...
IN THE absence of enteric infection with other viruses, the feeding of a single type of live poliovirus vaccine to children who have not previously been infected with the same type of poliovirus usually results in viral multiplication in the intestinal tract, antibody formation, and complete or...
Our finding that most physicians start antimicrobial therapy for sore throats before culture results are known and often continue antimicrobial therapy even when culture results are negative is indeed disturbing, as pointed out by Drs Kangos and Grossman. We did not, however,...
Psychiatrists often divide the world of patients into those who suffer the pain of their illness in the form of symptoms such as depression or phobias, and those who inflict the struggle of their psyche on the world in the form of "acting out." The author of this book about some of the more...
Dr Orlando Canizares has a very extensive and long-term interest and personal experience in skin diseases as they appear in the tropics and other underdeveloped areas of the world. In this 355-page textbook, he has attempted to offer medical students and physicians in these areas the basic...
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