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CARCINOMAS involving the gastrointestinal tract, as a group, are the most common forms of cancer in the United States, with the colon and the rectum being the most frequently involved sites.
Geographic pathology suggests that environmental factors play a strong role in the etiology of these...
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In their recent article Wolf et al1 assert that trainees should address uncertainty by searching for clinical manifestations regarding one disease as opposed to using a strategy permitting evaluation of symptoms and signs across multiple diseases. They reason that this is the...
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The recommended therapy for brown recluse (BR) spider bites in the southeastern United States remains controversial.1 Because many bites are unremarkable,2 some authors recommend no treatment. Intralesional or systemic corticosteroids with or without concurrent antibiotics have...
About 1920, many physicians began to lose interest in operating a clinical laboratory, primarily because of the complexities of the shaking machine and the reagents used to perform tests for syphilis. Thus, the clinical pathologist appeared (according to some unkind wits they were another...
In the waiting room, she releases her white hair from a blue gauze scarf. Her body has accepted the disease with no cure, her questions are dried snail shells. The pain stays, with the appetite of crabgrass. She cannot reach inside, pluck it out by the roots.
Some days, she wants to be only a...
Sir George Bedbrook is to be commended for providing a holistic perspective on the management issues in the care of the patient with an injured spinal cord, thus filling a long-needed gap.
Although the majority of authors represent the Australian perspective, there is applicability for...
By Aug 15, 1985, one hundred ninety-four cases of possible transfusion-associated acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) had been reported to the Centers for Disease Control. Cases received their transfusions in 30 states. Infants account for 10% of the cases, suggesting an increased...
Otolaryngology by Seth R. Thaller and Mark S. Granick has been published this year as part of Williams and Wilkins' Diagnostic Diagrams series. This book is intended for medical students or nonotolaryngology house officers performing clinical rotations in otolaryngology. It can be read easily...
Because infection is a major cause of hospitalization among nursing home residents, we assessed infection control activities and related employee health policies in Minnesota nursing homes, using a questionnaire. The majority of institutions (378/440, 85.9%) responded. We found traditional...
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