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Limits to patient choice: example from anaesthesia Full Text
British Medical Journal, April 18, 2003
Ethical Issues in Organ Transplantation
Medical Principles and Practice, January 22, 2003
Concordance with breast cancer pathology reporting practice guidelines
Journal of the American College of Surgeons, January 3, 2003
Nociceptive Pain Full Text
Pain.com, January 2, 2003
Performance Evaluation of a New Pulse Oximeter During Mild Hypothermic Cardiopulmonary Bypass Full Text
Anesthesia & Analgesia, December 31, 2002
The Utility of Plantar Dermal Grafts in Mild to Moderate Postburn Contractures of the Volar Aspect of the Hand Full Text
Burns, October 31, 2002
The unfavorable nature of preoperative delirium in elderly hip fractured patients
Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, October 22, 2002
Reconstruction of the burned ear Full Text
Burns, October 2, 2002
Surgical Complications of Cystic Fibrosis Full Text
International Journal of Medicine, September 23, 2002
Ability of the Objective Structured Clinical Examination to Differentiate Surgical Residents, Medical Students, and Physician Assistant Students
Journal of Surgical Research, August 15, 2002
Cardiomyopathy and heart transplantation in children
Current Opinion in Cardiology, May 17, 2002
Contaminated operating room boots: The potential for infection
American Journal of Infection Control, May 6, 2002
News: Smallpox: What Every Clinician Should Know - A Self-Study Course
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, April 26, 2002
The developing stroke: management decisions Full Text
Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal , April 19, 2002
Patients prefer dressed up doctors: study
American Dental Association News, April 17, 2002
Potential Physician Malpractice Liability Associated with Complementary and Integrative Medical Therapies Full Text
Annals of Internal Medicine, April 16, 2002
Hypercholesterolemia Enhances Thromboembolism in Arterioles but Not Venules
Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, April 12, 2002
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Statins do not increase risk of malignant melanoma in postmenopausal women
In a study headed by researchers at Wayne State University involving 119,726 postmenopausal women enrolled in the Women’s Health Initiative, there were 1099 incident cases of malignant melanoma over an average follow-up of 11.6 y. At the time of enrollment, 7.4% of the participants used statins. The annualized rate of malignant melanoma in the statin users and non-users was 0.09% (HR=1.14). Thus, statin use does not increase the risk of malignant melanoma in postmenopausal women.
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Simple, safe, effective, low-cost treatment for cancer-related anorexia/cachexia syndrome
A phase III trial conducted at the University of Cagliari showed that either of two regimens were effective in the treatment of cancer-related anorexia/cachexia syndrome (CACS). Sixty patients were randomized to receive one of the following treatment interventions for 4 months: 1) L-carnitine (4 g/d) + celecoxib (300 mg/d); or 2) L-carnitine + celecoxib + megestrol acetate (320 mg/d). All patients also received polyphenols (300 mg/d), lipoic acid (300 mg/d), carbocysteine (2.7 g/d), and vitamins A, C, and E. Lean body mass (dual energy X-ray absorptiometry and L3 computed tomography) and physical activity (6-min walk test) increased in both groups.
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HPA axis, metabolic impairment, and pediatric obesity
As published in BMC Medicine, elevated ACTH levels are associated with hypertriglyceridemia and hyperglycemia, and elevated cortisol levels are associated with hypertension and high LDL-C in obese children and adolescents (n=450).
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