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Cefotetan (Cefotan) and cefonicid (Monocid) are broad-spectrum cephalosporins approved for surgical prophylaxis. Both may be administered as a single dose prior to surgery or immediately after clamping the umbilical cord in the event of a cesarean section. The Food and Drug...
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The article by Manning et al1 did not consider the external costs incurred when a pregnant woman smokes. I believe the sampling techniques of the authors would not have included the expenses incurred in the care of premature infants. I suspect the cost of neonatal intensive...
THE DEATH rate from cervical cancer has dropped significantly in the last 40 years, a decrease that has been attributed largely to the widespread use of the "Pap test." Recent criticism of cervical/ vaginal cytology, however, has focused the attention of the medical profession, governmental...
Becoming a Doctor: A Journey of Initiation in Medical School, by Melvin Konner, MD, is, in a word, outstanding. It was written about an experience that takes place at the "wrong time" in Konner's life, through the senses of a 33-year-old anthropologist, learned educator-author, husband, and...
We agree with Dr Phipps that quality of life is one important determinant of the ultimate utility of medical care. This issue was not addressed in our investigation, not because it was unimportant, but owing to the difficulty of assessing function in a retrospective study where, in...
I am in love with a lady of quality and I want you to help me write her a little note....
Certainly. You want it in verse no doubt?
No. None of your verse for me.
You want it in prose then?
No. I don't want it in either....
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Kissin et al raise some interesting questions about the interpretation of variables estimated in multiple logistic regression models. The overall fit of a model is not altered by the choice of reference category. We chose to "dummy code" categories of anesthetic techniques using...
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