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Abstract To the Editor. —Like many others, we welcome the increasingly systematic approach to therapeutic review articles. We wonder, however, whether there is need for a code of practice to govern the publication of systematic reviews. Thus, while we cannot argue with the presentation of data...
—To quantify the trade-off between the expected increased short- and long-term costs and the expected increase in quality-adjusted life expectancy (QALE) associated with total hip arthroplasty (THA) for persons with functionally significant hip osteoarthritis.
To the Editor.
—As I read the answer by Dr Jampel1 in Questions and Answers, I was struck by a statement made regarding the treatment of corneal abrasions. Jampel suggested that a physician may use a cycloplegic agent such as 5% homatropine hydrobromide. I take issue with this statement as a...
Catching Babies is a meticulously researched work that examines the shift from midwife- to physician-attended births in four counties in Wisconsin between 1870 and 1920. Using information gleaned from Wisconsin's vital statistics records, midwife license applications, the Milwaukee Health...
To the Editor.
—We would like to congratulate you on the attention devoted by JAMA on the treatment of cancer pain, a much neglected topic. But we cannot fail to be somewhat concerned by the article by Drs Jadad and Browman1 regarding the WHO analgesic ladder for cancer pain control. We do not...
A NEW TRAINING program that is based on an in-depth analysis of job skills may push death investigators closer toward national certification.
The Death Investigator Training Program, spearheaded by Milwaukee County (Wisconsin) Medical Examiner Jeffrey Jentzen, MD, is an effort to boost the...
—In response to Drs Mindlin and Slawson regarding treatment of corneal abrasions, cycloplegia and semipressure patching for treatment of non—contact lens—related corneal abrasions has been the standard of care at Wilmer Eye Institute and is recommended by textbooks of ocular...
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—Dr Neumann and colleagues1 describe the importance of genetic testing in disease kindreds. We agree with the authors' findings, but feel further explanation would be helpful.
The authors describe two von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) families that were clinically thought to have multiple...
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