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—There has been speculation in the literature about the cause of the rising mortality rates from asthma. Several recent analyses have focused on increases in deaths from asthma in metropolitan areas. Two studies looked at Cook County, Illinois, and found up to 16.4 deaths...
—In the Original Contribution entitled "Environmental Tobacco Smoke and Lung Cancer in Nonsmoking Women: A Multicenter Study," published in the June 8, 1994, issue of The Journal (1994;271:1752-1759), an incorrect date appeared. On page 1752 in the third sentence of the "Methods" section, the...
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IN 1991, nearly half (13122 [49%]) of the 26513 homicide victims in the United States were males aged 15-34 years. In addition, among males in this age group, homicide accounted for 18% of all deaths and was the second leading cause of death....
The book Impotence, edited by Alan Bennett, is an important resource for persons treating patients with erectile dysfunction. While it was principally written for urologists, other specialists will find useful information in this very readable book. Chapter authors are experts in their fields....
What factors put physicians at risk for being sued? This is a vital question to practicing physicians since being named in a malpractice suit or, worse yet, going to court is an emotionally distressing event. A suit can lead to personal isolation, humiliation, depression, and even physical...
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—Dr Bone1 highlighted some important points regarding the indicated uses of salmeterol xinafoate, a new long-acting inhaled bronchodilator. This selective β2-adrenoceptor agonist is intended for use twice daily as a maintenance therapy and, based on a relatively slower onset of...
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