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A 19-YEAR-OLD woman, who originally presented to the National Institutes of Health dermatology clinic at 11 years of age (Figure, top left), had numerous pigmented macules and considerable actinic damage on sun-exposed skin. She had a basal cell carcinoma of the upper right cheek...
In 1984, three patients died of severe hypoglycemia after receiving pentamidine isethionate to treat Pneumocystis pneumonia. These deaths occurred on days 8,12, and 19 of treatment, respectively. To assess risk factors associated with pentamidine treatment and hypoglycemia, we reviewed records...
The fourth edition of this treatise provides a most informative overview of the management of the multitude of foot problems encountered in the diabetic. Since, as the authors note, 15% of diabetics develop foot ulcers and 20% of all diabetics who enter hospitals do so because of foot problems,...
Dr Rapp correctly notes that reported trials of injection provocation/neutralization have frequently employed a provocation-dose volume of 0.05 mL. However, volumes have varied in different trials, and Dr Rapp employed 0.01 mL for the provocation-dose volume in her most recent...
To the Editor.—
I was rather surprised to see all the inaccuracies in the COUNCIL REPORT that was published in THE JOURNAL.
In the second paragraph, the report states that provocation tests use "small volumes of allergens (usually ∓0.01 mL)". The usual volume is actually 0.05 mL rather than...
THE AMERICAN Medical Association (AMA) has developed a series of proposals during the past few years to extend health expense protection to the uninsured through the use of state riskpooling programs. The Council on Medical Service has studied potential modifications in current AMA policy...
AFTER YEARS of being accused of being lazy or untruthful in reporting food consumption, obese persons' reputations are being vindicated. A study at Memphis (Tenn) State University finds fat people no less accurate in their recall of food consumption than thin people, nor—and this may be more...
A 52-year-old woman had a right modified radical mastectomy in February 1980 for a stage II, Tl (2-cm mass), N1 (three of 13 lymph nodes positive), MO, estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer. She received postoperative irradiation with 40 Gy delivered by opposing tangential fields to...
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