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The title of this book suggests that there will be ethical discussion of both animal and human experimentation. This expectation is only half fulfilled. Much of the discussion of human experimentation is informative, but the discussion of animal experimentation does not begin to address the most...
—To evaluate the influence of ethnicity on the use of peritoneal dialysis (PD) as initial treatment for end-stage renal disease (ESRD) after controlling for other patient characteristics.
—Inception cohort analysis of incident ESRD patients.
These final two parts of volume 5 of Walsh's classic text in the new fourth edition compare in excellence to earlier volumes and surpass any expectations previous authors could have envisioned.
The third edition, completed conjointly by Walsh and Hoyt, appeared 26 years ago. It is hard to...
—The comments of Drs Elson and Connelly afford us the opportunity to further articulate our concept of broadly defined CME. This concept has arisen from our attempt to synthesize the body of knowledge related to physician performance change strategies. In doing so, however, we readily...
Health care for children with chronic illnesses is significantly more expensive than for the average child. Children with chronic illnesses are especially vulnerable in a competitive health care environment because of the higher ongoing cost associated with treating their illnesses and the...
—To assess the long-term relationship of midlife blood pressure levels to late-life cognitive function.
—The 4678 surviving cohort members of the prospective Honolulu Heart Program (baseline, 1965-1968) were examined a fourth time in 1991 through 1993 and given a cognitive...
—We thank Drs ter Riet and Kessels for attempting to explain the similar sample sizes we found in treatment and control groups. Unfortunately, their suggestion of widespread use of a form of restricted randomization does not shed any new light on our findings. In our original article,...
Simon Baruch was just 15 years old when he left his family to emigrate from a region now part of Poland to South Carolina to obtain a medical education. The chapters on his education in Patricia Spain Ward's biography are revealing of the time: for instance, formaldehyde for cadavers was not yet...
—Log or square root transformation of CD4 values is quite reasonable to assess their relationship to AIDS because the relative hazard increases in a nonlinear way. The effect of such transformation on other predictive markers, however, depends on their mutual relationships. In the...
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