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Diagnostic Value of Procalcitonin for Bacterial Infection

Diagnostic Value of Procalcitonin for Bacterial Infection

This study evaluated the diagnostic accuracy of a procalcitonin assay for systemic bacterial infections in elderly patients. How does it compare to C-reactive protein?
Economic Costs of Malaria in Children in the Sub-Sahara

Economic Costs of Malaria in Children in the Sub-Sahara

This study estimates the economic costs of malaria in children in Ghana, Tanzania and Kenya.
Dating Experiences and Relationships Among Urban African American Adolescents

Dating Experiences and Relationships Among Urban African American Adolescents

This study looks at some of the problems that arise among young African American adolescents as they form romantic relationships.
Presentation of Thyrotoxicosis as Complete Heart Block and Renal Failure

Presentation of Thyrotoxicosis as Complete Heart Block and Renal Failure

A patient with thyrotoxicosis presents with unusual symptoms of weight loss, abnormal liver function tests and acute renal failure with complete heart block.
Cluster Headache Associated With a Pituitary Adenoma

Cluster Headache Associated With a Pituitary Adenoma

This patient's one-month history of attacks of excruciatingly severe stabbing right-sided orbital pain was diagnosed as cluster headache, but MRI revealed a more specific cause.
Pharmacy Students' Knowledge Regarding Medical Marijuana

Pharmacy Students' Knowledge Regarding Medical Marijuana

Should pharmacy students be getting additional education on the use and potential adverse effects of medical marijuana?
Calcium and Phosphate Impact Cardiovascular Risk

Calcium and Phosphate Impact Cardiovascular Risk

A deranged calcium-phosphate metabolism may be implicated in development and progression of CV disease -- even among individuals with intact renal function.
Clinical Needs of Patients With Problem Drug Use

Clinical Needs of Patients With Problem Drug Use

Primary care physicians are often the first to care for individuals with substance use disorders, who often have multiple coexisting health problems. What factors influence their clinical needs?
Preventing Malaria in HIV-Infected Pregnant Women

Preventing Malaria in HIV-Infected Pregnant Women

Which drug regimen provides the most effective protection against malaria in HIV+ pregnant women?
Marathon Run: Cardiovascular Adaptation and CV Risk

Marathon Run: Cardiovascular Adaptation and CV Risk

Do the proarrhythmic effects of marathon running outweigh the benefits?
Intrauterine Pregnancy After Bilateral Tubal Ectopics

Intrauterine Pregnancy After Bilateral Tubal Ectopics

The authors describe their surgical technique for conserving one fallopian tube after a bilateral tubal ectopic pregnancy, enabling a subsequent viable intrauterine pregnancy.
Care of the Patient With an Autism Spectrum Disorder

Care of the Patient With an Autism Spectrum Disorder

What potential complications are associated with autism spectrum disorders?
Tobacco Industry Control of Menthol in Cigarettes and Targeting of Youths

Tobacco Industry Control of Menthol in Cigarettes and Targeting of Youths

Research suggests that menthol in cigarettes may ease smoking initiation among youths. Have tobacco manufacturers manipulated menthol content to target and recruit adolescent and young adult smokers?
Insurance Coverage of Smoking Cessation Treatment

Insurance Coverage of Smoking Cessation Treatment

Public health experts recommend that health insurance products include coverage for evidence-based smoking cessation treatment.
Digital Pathology and Light Microscopy in Surgical Pathology

Digital Pathology and Light Microscopy in Surgical Pathology

Are whole slide digital images a safe and viable alternative to light microscopy for making a primary histopathological diagnosis?
Biceps Pain as the Presenting Symptom of Parkinson Disease

Biceps Pain as the Presenting Symptom of Parkinson Disease

Even rheumatologists and neurologists poorly appreciate the occurrence of pain in Parkinson disease. In recent years, however, there have appeared several reports emphasizing that Parkinson disease can become painful and that pain can long precede the diagnosis of Parkinson disease.
CD34+ Cell Antigen Expression in Myelodysplastic Syndromes

CD34+ Cell Antigen Expression in Myelodysplastic Syndromes

This article describes the use of flow cytometry to differentiate myelodysplastic syndrome from other causes of cytopenia. Which antigens serve as potential markers?
Comparative Effectiveness of Antihypertensive Classes

Comparative Effectiveness of Antihypertensive Classes

This study compared the effectiveness of common antihypertensive therapeutic classes initiated as monotherapy or in combination. Are there significant differences?
Early and Sustained Effects of CRT on NT-pro-BNP

Early and Sustained Effects of CRT on NT-pro-BNP

The purpose of this analysis from the CARE-HF trial was to investigate the effect of CRT on plasma concentrations of NT-pro-BNP, a powerful marker of cardiac dysfunction and prognosis.