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TWO RECENT investigations of the use of androgen plus estrogen by postmenopausal women have shown that the hormone combination may, according to one study, stimulate bone formation and, per the other, increase bone mineral density. The research was reported at the fifth annual meeting of the...
—This article reviews the benefits and risks of coronary artery bypass grafting and angioplasty for patients with moderate or severe left ventricular systolic dysfunction and summarizes the recommendations of the expert panel for the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research Heart...
IMMUNE THERAPY may hold promise for preventing metastasis in breast cancer patients, according to new animal studies.
The treatment opens up the possibility of improving survival after primary breast tumors are excised, said H. Kim Lyerly, MD, clinical director of the Molecular Therapeutic...
—Drs Rainey and Schonfeld have suggested that some confusion surrounds the use of the term "false-positive rate" in our article comparing capillary blood lead levels with simultaneously drawn venous samples. The quantity we use (false positives/total screenings) is, strictly speaking,...
Editors-in-chief Ernst Knobil and Jimmy Neill and associate editors Gilbert Greenwald, Clement Markert, and Donald Pfaff, taking on the mammoth task of updating and revising their classic two-volume textbook The Physiology of Reproduction, have produced an extraordinary new edition that stands...
It is generally agreed that too few physicians have chosen careers in primary care. The advent of managed care as a popular method of health care provision is now affecting primary care physicians in ways that may further discourage enthusiasm for the practice of primary care and have an...
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major and growing health problem throughout the world. In the United States, close to 13 million people were recognized to have the condition in 1986,1 but even this staggering number is probably an underestimate.2 Its annual cost was more than...
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