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ContextHydroxyurea increases levels of fetal hemoglobin (HbF) and decreases morbidity from vaso-occlusive complications in patients with sickle cell anemia (SCA). High HbF levels reduce morbidity and mortality.ObjectiveTo determine whether hydroxyurea attenuates mortality in patients with...
Seeing the Fetus: The Role of Technology and Image in the Maternal-Fetal Relationship It is only in the last 30 years that it has been possible to visualize the living fetus. Before then, its life was often acknowledged at "quickening," when the pregnant woman first noticed it moving within the...
Improving Communication of Health-Related Quality of Life To the Editor: Dr Detmar and colleagues1 found that a questionnaire that assessed health-related quality of life (HRQL) improved the quality of patient-physician communication about patients' HRQL, and also led to greater satisfaction...
In 2001 the US Supreme Court ruled for the first time in a case directly related to the criminal prosecution of pregnant women for alleged fetal harm.1 In Ferguson v City of Charleston the Supreme Court considered whether women retain constitutional rights in pregnancy, specifically, the Fourth...
Total abstinence among bartenders. A total abstinence society of bartenders has been formed in Chicago, its objects, as set forth, being to promote temperate habits among bartenders, to set a good example to the customers, to protect the cash register and stock, and to elevate the calling....
MMWR. 2003;52:154-156 1 table omitted Ambulance crashes are one of many hazards faced by Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel. Although no complete national count of ground ambulance crashes exists, the total number of fatal crashes involving ambulances can be ascertained by using the...
Dawn Ogawa, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Still Life, oil on canvas. 40.6 × 50.8 cm.
Definitions of Binge Drinking To the Editor: In their article on binge drinking among US adults Dr Naimi and colleagues1 defined binge drinking as "the consumption of 5 or more alcoholic beverages on one occasion." Although this definition of abusive drinking is frequently used in research, it...
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