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Anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (AION), or optic nerve-head infarction, is the most common optic nerve disorder of the elderly except for glaucoma. There are two types of AION. The less common arteritic AION is associated with giant cell arteritis and was described more than 3000 years ago.1...
ANTISMOKING FORCES scored a decisive victory in the struggle to save California's highly acclaimed Tobacco Control Program.
On January 23, Sacramento Superior Court Judge Roger K. Warren ordered the state of California to immediately stop spending tobacco taxes that were diverted from the...
To the Editor.
—We wholeheartedly applaud the suggestion by Dr Cobleigh and colleagues1 that the role of ERT in the care of postmenopausal women with a history of breast cancer should be defined in a thoughtful and broad-minded manner through carefully designed prospective clinical trials. The...
—To evaluate the efficacy and tolerance of cyclic enteral nutrition (CyEN) in elderly compared with younger patients.
—Prospective case series.
—University hospital nutritional support unit.
—A total of 51 patients younger than 65 years (mean age, 45...
The estimated impact of health system reform proposals on health expenditures influences the health system reform debate. Health expenditure growth rate (HEGR) estimates are particularly critical because small differences in rates over time create large differences in health expenditures. There...
PERCEPTIONS vary about the value of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system. The VA has recently been described both as "a national asset"1 and "a second-rate health care system for poor elderly men."2 But strong opinions should not be the sole determinants of the future of...
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