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By Rebecca Skloot 384 pp, $26 New York, NY, Crown Publishing, 2010 ISBN-13: 978-1-4000-5217-2 Rebecca Skloot's debut book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, defies easy classification. With a sensitive heart, a knowledge of science, an investigative reporter's zeal, and a novelist's skill,...
Visits from Pakistani community health workers called “lady health workers” (LHWs) can reduce newborn deaths and stillbirths, report researchers at Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan (Bhutta ZA et al. Lancet. 2011;377:403-412) In a cluster-randomized effectiveness trial in a poor rural...
Standard- vs High-Dose Clopidogrel After PCI Some patients have high levels of platelet reactivity while taking clopidogrel, which places them at increased risk of cardiovascular events. In a randomized trial that enrolled patients with high on-treatment platelet reactivity after percutaneous...
Edited by Leonard G. Gomella 2nd ed, 880 pp, $99.95 Philadelphia, PA, Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2009 ISBN-13: 978-1-5825-5722-9 The purpose of this second edition (the first appeared 10 years ago) of The 5-Minute Urology Consult is to “provide the reader with useful...
To the Editor: In their recent Grand Rounds, Dr Landgren and Mr Waxman note that of patients older than 50 years, 3.2% of white patients have monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS), while the prevalence for African American and obese individuals is roughly twice that.1 This is...
The Key and Critical Objectives of JAMA Key Objective To promote the science and art of medicine and the betterment of the public health Critical Objectives To maintain the highest standards of editorial integrity independent of any special interests To publish original, important,...
Oral cholera vaccination can help control cholera spread after an outbreak has begun, 2 new studies report. Using existing data from a number of recent cholera outbreaks to simulate the number of cholera cases preventable by mass vaccination once an outbreak has occurred, researchers from the...
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