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Have you ever noticed how some books seem to have a life of their own? With time, they grow, they age, and they even put on weight. Such is the case with Surgery of the Musculoskeletal System (first reviewed in JAMA [1984;252:1351-1352]), which in its second edition, at five volumes (5214 +...
THIS ISSUE of JAMA is reaching readers at the deadline time—set by the United Nations' Security Council—for Iraq to withdraw from Kuwait. At the same time, many of the US military people who are positioned to enforce the deadline, in combat if necessary, are entering their sixth month of duty in...
HEALTH CARE provider organizations are being ordered to advise patients of their rights to refuse care and to name proxies in case they become incompetent.
The so-called medical Miranda warnings, explaining state law on living wills and durable powers of attorney for health care, will be the...
Carcinoma of the breast is the most common malignant neoplasm in women in the United States. Breast cancer is exceeded only by lung cancer as a cause of cancer death in women, and its incidence has been rising steadily over the past decade. In the 1990s, more than 1.5 million women will be newly...
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Gold et al1 studied chronic fatigue syndrome and EBV. At enrollment of study subjects, all were negative for the antibody to human immunodeficiency virus. However, they fail to mention if any of the subjects converted to positive for the antibody while enrolled in the project...
THE BRAIN no longer corners the amyloid β-protein market. Sensitive assays have recently detected the notorious protein in several nonneural tissues of patients with Alzheimer's disease, including the skin, intestine, and adrenal gland. Researchers say the discovery has major implications for...
PATIENTS who are diagnosed as having breast cancer are routinely followed up to detect recurrences at an early stage and to institute immediate therapy.
There is a belief among patients and physicians that if the recurrence is detected early—when the tumor load is smaller—there is a higher...
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