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—Dr Fagon and colleagues1 have convincingly demonstrated that nosocomial pneumonia contributes to the death of patients in intensive care units (ICUs) independent of the confounding effect of other predictors. However, in their article they did not...
IN A DECISION that will undoubtedly have repercussions for dealing with scientific misconduct in government-financed research, the Departmental Appeals Board of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) exonerated Thereza Imanishi-Kari, PhD, an immunology researcher at Tufts...
—Dr Rogers questions the desirability of treating patients with chronic hepatitis C in the absence of a predictably effective therapy for its eradication and lack of evidence that treatment will make any difference in the natural history of the disease. Although...
This beautifully written book captures in a rich and multitextured fabric many of the themes of modern medicine and biomedical research during their evolution over the past four decades. It is about a young man who has severe β-thalassemia, an inherited, transfusion-dependent anemia. The...
—To evaluate the effectiveness of intranasal lidocaine for treatment of acute migraine headache.
—Prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.
—Community urgent care...
DURING JULY 12-15, 1995, a heat wave* occurred in major portions of the midwestern and eastern United States. Record-high temperatures were recorded at approximately 70 locations, ranging from the central and northern Great Plains to the Atlantic coast1 and caused substantial numbers of...
MENTAL HEALTH teams from Landstuhl (Germany) Regional Army-Air Force Medical Center are working with survivors of the terrorist bombing of the Khobar Towers US military housing complex in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
At the same time, the approximately 20 000 US military people serving...
To the Editor.
—Having studied the employment status of physicians completing training,1,2 we want to congratulate Ms Miller and colleagues on their article.3 It provides extensive information where very little had been available and thoughtfully addresses some of...
JAMA's 16th Morris Fishbein Fellow in Medical Editing began his year-long responsibilities July 15.
He is David H. Mark, MD, MPH, who moved to the American Medical Association's Chicago, Ill, headquarters from the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.
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