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Dr Damjanovic correctly points out that our statement "all seropositive hemophiliacs have the potential to develop AIDS [acquired immunodeficiency syndrome]" was strictly based on our study of antibody-positive hemophiliacs who had received non-heat-treated factor VIII or IX...
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People at risk for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) are less likely to seek testing when it is offered confidentially rather than anonymously.1,2 Some propose that positive test results be reported to public health officials and that testing be required to receive...
We performed a one-year prospective survey of emergency medical responses to travelers at an international airport to observe the frequency and type of emergencies experienced in flight and before and after travel. Emergency personnel evaluated a total of 1107 people; 754 (68%) were travelers,...
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In a recent article, Kruse and colleagues1 suggest that the prognostic predictions made by the Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II (APACHE II) are no better than those of physicians in training and that therefore this model has little potential to improve clinical...
Elevated alkaline phosphatase activity in serum suggests bone or liver disease or a neoplasm but can also indicate pregnancy or another benign condition. A family with benign hyperphosphatasemia was studied to elucidate the genetics and enzyme defect. Serum total alkaline phosphatase activity...
Any reader of medical texts who notices publishers at all must surely recognize that the WB Saunders Company is one of the best in the business. What has made it so John L. Dusseau, retired vice president and editor, reveals in his accurately titled informal history.
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