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A plethora of critical care medicine handbooks has recently appeared. This book also fits into the general category of a clinical manual, but it is actually a collection of algorithms covering nearly 100 clinical management problems commonly encountered in the intensive care unit. The format of...
Not too long ago I witnessed an incident in a large teaching hospital in which consent to perform an amputation was secured from a patient in a particularly disturbing manner. A senior attending physician had been trying for a few days to persuade an older patient suffering from diabetes to give...
CARDIOLOGISTS who have been struggling for six years with the promises and pitfalls inherent in laser angioplasty seem heartened by remembrance of the late Andreas Grüntzig, MD. Grüntzig, a pioneer in the process of using balloon-tipped catheters to unblock stenosed cardiac vessels, succeeded in...
We prospectively evaluated potential markers and cofactors for the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) in 86 homosexual men who were seropositive for human immunodeficiency virus antibodies. During three years of follow-up, 19 men developed AIDS. Risk of AIDS was clearly predicted by the...
Three errors occurred in the ORIGINAL CONTRIBUTION entitled "Detection of HTLV-III RNA in Lungs of Patients With AIDS and Pulmonary Involvement," published in the Nov 7 issue of The Journal (1986;256:2356-2359). On page 2356, in the affiliation footnote, the author affiliated with the Henry Ford...
In 1985, approximately 28 000 cases of primary and secondary syphilis were reported in the United States (Centers for Disease Control, unpublished data). A large proportion of these patients were treated with the recommended therapy, 2.4 million units of penicillin G benzathine given...
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