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—The recent article by Drs Newman and Hulley1 suggests that rodent hepatocarcinogenicity of fibrate drugs such as gemfibrozil indicates increased risk of cancer in patients on long-term, preventive therapy for coronary heart disease (CHD). However, the mechanism of rodent...
—Dr Hartwig's letter emphasizes some important points raised by our article. Indeed, we agree with Hartwig that malaria continues to be a major health threat throughout much of the tropical world. The title referred to the limited and diminishing awareness of this health threat in the...
During the past 2 decades, perinatal transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has become a major cause of illness and death among children in the United States, having infected more than 15 000 children and having claimed more than 3000 lives.1 An important turning point in this...
To the Editor.
—Dr Morrow's1 otherwise excellent review of treatment options for a 47-year-old patient with DCIS is marred by the statement that mastectomy is "clearly the safest choice." It is our contention that this statement is based on outdated literature and no longer reflects the...
—To address the paradox that phenytoin- and carbamazepine-treated patients have decreased serum free thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3) concentrations but appear clinically euthyroid and have normal serum thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) concentrations.
AS THE HALFWAY point approaches in the year-long North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) peace-enforcement effort in Bosnia-Herzegovina, military physicians are putting more emphasis than ever on keeping US troops healthy.
US Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps personnel in the former...
To the Editor.
—I heard about the article by Drs Newman and Hulley1 from an overweight 55-year-old man with non—insulin-dependent diabetes, high blood pressure, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol level of 4.7 mmol/L (180 mg/dL), and high-density lipoprotein level of 0.80 mmol/L (31 mg/dL) who...
Acute renal failure is the most serious and most expensive renal disorder in medical practice and appears to be increasing in frequency. From its earliest recognition,1 it has been clear that severe renal dysfunction carries a heavy mortality rate, but only recently has it been recognized that...
—To assess health care providers' identification of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)—exposed infants, to ascertain the prevalence of transplacental or oral zidovudine treatment among infants exposed to HIV, and to estimate the impact of zidovudine use on perinatal transmission in...
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