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Incorrect Metric Conversion: In a Viewpoint entitled, “Bone Density Screening Intervals for Osteoporosis: One Size Does Not Fit All,” published in the June 27, 2012, issue of JAMA (2012;307:2591-2592), the metric conversion describing the height of an average-sized woman should have read as...
In this business blood on the hands as long as they're gloved isn't a bad thing. In fact, it's expected— part of the job. I made a mistake. I let his unassisted breathing compensate for his blood for far too long. Now I’m trying to compensate for my failure with ventilator, pressors, a hasty...
The data and technologies that emerged from the Human Genome Project, completed nearly a decade ago, spurred a flurry of research into the role of genes in disease and provided scientists new tools to accelerate the pace of their disease-probing investigations. Now, results of another “big...
Cancer has surpassed heart disease as the leading cause of death in the US Hispanic population, according to recent reports from the American Cancer Society. The researchers reported that in 2009, the most recent year for which data are available, cancer claimed the lives of 29 935 Hispanic...
It was only a decade ago that scientists from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identified the first case of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae at a North Carolina long-term care facility. But since then, this highly resistant pathogen has become a serious public...
To the Editor: Dr Zhang and colleagues1 showed, in a cohort of older patients with specific immune-mediated diseases, a lower incidence of herpes zoster in those who had been vaccinated with herpes zoster vaccine compared with those who had not been vaccinated. The original report2 of the...
One of the most interesting and important papers presented before the Fourth National Conservation Congress, which met last week in Indianapolis, was written, not by a physician or a sanitarian, but by a business man, Mr. E. E. Rittenhouse, of the Equitable Life Assurance Company. An abstract of...
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