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MASS SCREENING for elevated serum cholesterol values should begin in childhood. This recommendation, counter to the current position taken by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), was made by two teams of investigators at recent American Heart Association meetings.
In a statement published...
The cardiovascular physical examination is used commonly as a basis for diagnosis and therapy in chronic heart failure, although the relationship between physical signs, increased ventricular filling pressure, and decreased cardiac output has not been established for this population. We...
THE INCIDENCE of ectopic pregnancy ranges from one in 84 to one in 357 live births.1 The most common site of implantation is within the fallopian tubes; abdominal pregnancies are unusual, and primary hepatic pregnancies are extremely rare. A computer search revealed only six cases2-7 of...
OF ALL the infectious agents causing corneal blindness, herpes simplex virus is the most common in the United States: half a million cases of ocular herpes infection occur annually. On a worldwide basis, Chlamydia trachomatis is the most frequent cause of blindness: an estimated 6 million people...
THE CAMPAIGN against the drinking driver has taken a sharp new turn.
Until now most of the efforts to prevent alcohol-related motor vehicle accidents have involved testing for blood alcohol levels and imposing stiffer penalties for drinkers involved in accidents. But at the end of a three-day...
To the Editor.—
In their article entitled "Sleep Deprivation and Resident Performance," Deaconson et al1 state, "The strength of our study is its design." They could not be more wrong; the study's design is so flawed that their results and conclusions must be questioned.
The subjects were...
To the Editor.—
Deaconson and colleagues1 concluded that their data did not support an assumption that sleep deprivation adversely effects the capacity of residents to exhibit the cognitive and motor functions needed to provide appropriate patient care. The authors, however, overlook some key...
In a field in which books abound, there has long been a major void. While we have books dedicated to audiology and to anatomy, surgery, and even immunology of the ear, no recent undertaking has tackled the difficult task of putting all of the disciplines that deal with the ear and hearing under...
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