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The "bottom line" in the evaluation of a vaccine is how it influences the disease it is intended to prevent; antibody determinations merely provide a rough guide as to what one might expect in this regard. The bottom line for rubella as well as measles and mumps vaccines looks very...
AUTOTRANSFUSION is defined as the collection and reinfusion of a patient's own blood. The first description of autotransfusion dates back to 1818, when Blundell1 used it in London to counter postpartum hemorrhage, with a mortality of 50%. Autotransfusion in the setting of chest trauma was first...
To the Editor.—
I read the article by Durack et al,1 "Apparent Failure of Endocarditis Prophylaxis," with interest, since objective data regarding the value of the antibiotic regimen recommended by the American Heart Association and the American Dental Association are not currently available....
To the Editor.—
We agree with the basic message of Dr Belding Scribner's1 editorial, "Salt and Hypertension," but he has read an implication into our article, "Dietary Salt Intake and Blood Pressure,"2 that was not intended. Our observations are in accord with Dr Scribner's statement that 70%...
Dr El-Dieb suggests that the combination of inhaled antigen and exercise might suffice to induce anaphylaxis. Although acute allergic reactions have occurred after ingestion of pollen belonging to the Compositae family (which includes ragweed), to date inhalant-dependent,...
Between July 1, 1979, and March 15, 1981, there were 22 unsolved homicides and two unsolved disappearances of Atlanta children. Using epidemiologic methods, we attempted to identify factors that had put children at an increased risk of homicide. That all victims in this cluster were black,...
The battered-child syndrome, a clinical condition in young children who have received serious physical abuse, is a frequent cause of permanent injury or death. The syndrome should be considered in any child exhibiting evidence of fracture of any bone, subdural hematoma, failure to thrive, soft...
LASSITUDE is one of those wonderful words rarely used by patients today, although its synonyms (fatigue, weariness, tiredness, or listlessness) represent some of the most common complaints in primary care. For example, the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey1 found fatigue to be the seventh...
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