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—We appreciate the concerns raised by Dr Rothschild. Since significantly lower cost to the patient encourages use of our managed health care system, it is unlikely that many of our patients who developed gastrointestinal complications were hospitalized in other...
HARDLY ANYONE mistakenly calls that gland the "prostrate" anymore.
Not only is the prostate's name generally being pronounced more accurately, but the discomfort and danger it can pose also are becoming better understood by the public.
A possible near end to both the...
AFTER 15 YEARS of development and extensive field trials in Europe and the United States, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has licensed an acellular pertussis vaccine for use in the primary diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP) immunization series at age 2, 4, and 6 months, when most...
To the Editor.
—We appreciate Drs Cohn and Klein's interest in our study and regret any confusion they had regarding our definitions of rural and urban. Our definitions were established by North Carolina's Department of Environment, Health, and Natural Resources when...
THE STRAINS of HIV-1 that have caused the worldwide pandemic of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) have been designated as group M viruses. A group of HIV-1 viruses that also cause AIDS but that are characterized by extensive genetic divergence from group M strains have been...
A full-term girl was born after normal pregnancy and delivery. Starting in the first few days of life, she developed prolonged neonatal jaundice with hepatosplenomegaly. Total bilirubin level was 92 μmol/L (5.4...
To the Editor.
—We read with great interest the results of the meta-analysis by Dr Schmieder and colleagues.1 In their "Comment" section, the authors indicated that the Treatment of Mild Hypertension Study (TOMHS)2 was not included in the meta-analysis, among other...
To the Editor.
—In a cohort analyis, Dr Levy and associates1 found that comorbidities alone did not explain the high mortality rate seen in the setting of acute renal failure. They compared 183 patients who developed acute renal failure after intravenous contrast...
—Whether patients with known or suspected noncardiac vascular disease should have evaluation for coronary artery disease is an important clinical question. Patients with peripheral vascular disease are at a high risk for fatal and nonfatal cardiac events.1 While...
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