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—Dr Schneider and colleagues1 provide important new data on the long-term effect of thyroid hormone use on bone. Use of "suppressive" dose thyroid hormone was associated with significantly decreased bone mineral density (BMD) measured at multiple skeletal sites in the nearly 1000...
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—While I agree with some of Dr Lundberg's rationale1 in curtailing boxing, I believe that he is off base in asking the armed forces to ban boxing. I would like to refer you to COL Larry Donnithorne's recent book, The West Point Way of Leadership,2 to understand why boxing is an...
DESPITE DISCOURAGING developments in the former Yugoslavia, physicians with ties to that troubled land continue to do what they can.
One of those is Dragan Primorac, MD, a native of Split on the Adriatic Sea coast of Croatia, which declared its independence from the former Yugoslavian federal...
In an information age, comprehensive information is precisely what you get in The Headaches. This multiauthored book skillfully draws upon the international community to derive its broad base of authoritative knowledge. By design, most of the chapters are coauthored by specialists from different...
FOR YEARS, medical and nursing students have been taught Florence Nightingale's dictum—first, do no harm.1 Yet evidence from a number of sources, reported over several decades, indicates that a substantial number of patients suffer treatment-caused injuries while in the hospital.2-6
—To examine the impact of illness on the families of seriously ill adults and to determine the correlates of adverse economic impact.
—Data were collected during the Study to Understand Prognoses and Preferences for Outcomes and Risks of Treatment (SUPPORT), a prospective...
One of the first major clinical hurdles a medical student faces is the acquisition of skills necessary to perform a thorough history and physical. It is true that the artful and inquisitive physician will often find much of the diagnosis from the history. Combining this with a skilled physical...
—To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of voluntary counseling and testing of US hospital inpatients for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
—Data for entry into the model were derived from a review of the literature, consultation with experts, and consensus of the...
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