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Original Articles

  • Evidence-Based Medicine in Internal Medicine Clerkships: A Natio Evidence-based medicine (EBM) is not only a way to practice medicine, but also is a strategy that promotes lifelong learning skills.
  • Health Care Providers' Duty to Warn In the area of health care providers and their professional liability, tort law is changing.
  • Familial Mediterranean Fever Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is an autosomal recessive hereditary disease that primarily affects populations surrounding the Mediterranean basin.
  • Surgical Treatment of Parotid Tumors in the General Community Ho Most series on parotid tumors are based on the experience of large institutions, with data collected over a long period.
  • Characteristics and Outcomes of Patients With Goodpasture's Synd The first reported case of Goodpasture's syndrome was in an 18-year-old male patient with hemoptysis and renal failure during the influenza pandemic of 1919.
  • Cross-Sectional Imaging Features Hydatid disease is a parasitic infestation caused by the larvae of the tapeworm Echinococcus.
  • Results of a Statewide Database Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women and the second leading cause of cancer death among women in the United States.
  • Characteristics and Outcomes of Patients Approximately 169,500 Americans were predicted to be diagnosed with lung cancer in 2001, with 157,400 persons dying of that disease.
  • Previously Injured Posterior Cruciate Ligaments The magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) appearance of normal and injured cruciate ligaments has been well described in the literature.
  • Complement and Immunoglobulin Levels in Serum and Ascitic Fluid Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) is a frequent complication of cirrhotic ascites, whereas it is rare in other types of ascites, especially that of malignant origin.
  • Are Pediatricians Adhering to Principles? Antibiotics are the second leading therapeutic category of drugs prescribed by office-based physicians in the United States.
  • Mediastinal Staging of Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma It has been stated, "The tumor-node-metastasis system (of staging) has proved to be the best method . . . to determine treatment strategies and ultimate prognosis . . . (and) the involvement of local (intrapulmonary) or regional (extrapulmonary) lymph nodes remains the most important predictor of outcome after resection of lung cancer."
  • Sir William Osler's Emphasis on Physical Diagnosis Does Sir William Osler's emphasis on physical examination and communication with patients and other physicians have application in teaching medical students and residents in the 21st century?
  • The "Bedsheet" Babinski Babinski's reflex has been regarded as the most important sign in clinical neurology and is perhaps the best known eponym in this discipline.
  • Monofocal Acute Inflammatory Demyelination (MAID): Monofocal acute inflammatory demyelination (MAID) is a rare and unique central nervous system (CNS) demyelinating disorder affecting the cerebral hemispheres.
  • Primary Mediastinal Large B-cell Lymphoma The principal primary neoplasms of the anterior mediastinum are non-Hodgkin's lymphomas (primary mediastinal large B-cell lymphoma [PMLBCL] and lymphoblastic lymphoma), Hodgkin's disease, thymoma, and dysgerminoma.
  • Green Tobacco Sickness Among Minority Farmworkers Green tobacco sickness (GTS) is a highly prevalent occupational illness affecting workers who cultivate and harvest tobacco.
  • Interpretation of Full-Length Pediatric Echocardiograms With the advent of telemedicine, smaller hospitals have easier access to large academic centers where subspecialty expertise can assist in the care of patients with complex medical problems.
  • Child Safety Seat Knowledge Among Postpartum Mothers Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of unintentional injury and death in children, with children less than 5 years of age accounting for 575 deaths in the United States in 1998.
  • Respiratory Viral Infections in Hospitalized Children Nosocomial respiratory viral infections cause significant morbidity and mortality, particularly among hospitalized children with underlying cardiorespiratory disease or immunodeficiencies.