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Twelve years after it was discovered in a Paris cooling tower, Legionella parisiensis has been isolated in a human patient for the first time.
Researchers from Hôpital Paul Brousse in Villejuif, France, have reported that the organism...
To the Editor.
—Reverse transcription—polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) of messenger RNA of a specific gene may be a powerful tool to detect small numbers of circulating cancer cells in the blood. With respect to common solid cancers, cytokeratin or carcinoembryonic...
—"America's Best Hospitals" is a peer standard for medical care evaluation, since it implies that hospitals can be judged remotely with no direct knowledge of the care provided. If a Patientwakesup with chest pain and a potential heart attack, he or she may...
DURING July 2-8, 1996, high maximum daily temperatures in Dallas County, Texas, ranged from 101F (38.3 C) to 106 F (41.1 C), and high maximum daily heat indexes (a measure of the effect of combined elements [e.g., heat and humidity] on the body) ranged from 105 F (40.6 C) to 112 F (44.4...
We appreciate receiving the information on the research by Drs Olson and Jobe1 published in June 1996. Our MEDLINE search on November 13, 1996, just before we submitted our Editorial, failed to disclose the publication of their article due to a delay in indexing.
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—The articles by Drs Amdur and Biddle1 and Dr Rennie and Ms Yank2 highlight the importance of documenting ethical conduct of research on humans.
We compared their findings with those from our review3 of comparative interventional studies...
Much progress has been made in understanding the effect of within-subject biological variation on total variation of a reported laboratory result since the publication on variations and practical utility of blood lipid measurements in 1992.1 Before 1994, it was accepted that, since CVa...
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