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To the Editor.—
The careful study by Hu et al1 is an important addition to the data regarding urinary incontinence in the nursing home. I write to request clarification of three points.
First, I am astonished by the durability of the response in a group of patients as debilitated as the ones...
The conquest of an infectious disease by vaccination is a story that can reward the reader from both a historical and scientific perspective. The worldwide eradication of smallpox, with the elimination of the necessity of vaccination, inspires the hope in everyone that other diseases, eg, polio,...
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Doherty and Burge1 reported 43 and 82 divorces per 1000 among male and female physicians, respectively. They compared these findings with the corresponding figures of 55 and 106 in the employed population and concluded that "the marriages of physicians—men and women alike— have...
We evaluated the ability of the urinary leukocyte esterase test to predict culture-verified chlamydial and gonococcal urethritis among asymptomatic adolescent males. Nine hundred forty-eight sexually active males provided first-catch urine samples for esterase screening, and 76 (8%) tested...
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The nursing research assistants employed in follow-up did not know the patients' assignments (treatment or control) to avoid potential datacollection bias. There are several possible explanations for the durability of the training effect. First, the study may have had a carryover...
Donald "Dax" Cowart, a vigorous amateur athlete and recent air force jet pilot, was 25 years old in mid-1973 when he and his father were victims of a pipeline explosion in east Texas. His father succumbed within hours, but Dax survived. He suffered more than 65% body burns, was blinded and...
EVERY day more than 1.5 million Americans awaken in 1 of close to 20 000 nursing homes.1 Some of these facilities provide excellent care, but the poor quality of care provided by many nursing homes has been repeatedly documented in the lay press, medical literature, and congressional testimony...
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