Fluoride therapy<DIV id=article-content-body> <P>The "Quick Take" on water fluoridation states that "fluoride prevents caries primarily after tooth eruption" (CONSULTANT, March 2001, page 472). Certainly, toothpastes, rinses, and gels that contain 1000 to 1500 ppm of fluoride achieve a temporary benefit as posteruptive topical treatments. However, the primary benefit of fluoridated water is the incorporation of fluoride into the enamel-a process that begins before eruption and that lasts for the life of a tooth.<BR>In infants and children, the 1 ppm of fluoride in fluoridated</P></DIV>
Medicine, Health Medical Pharma, Biology, Gastroenterology, Anatomy, Antifibrinolytic, Angiodysplasia, Fibrinolysis, Aminocaproic acid, Gastrointestinal bleeding, Peptic ulcer, Peptic, Christopher J. Gostout, Gary Freeman, especially cerebrovascular occlusion, peptic ulcers, Rochester, wireless video capsule, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic, Professor of Medicine
antibiotic therapy, classic infectious causes, David L. Kaplan, Erythema multiforme, Health Medical Pharma, Herpes simplex, herpes simplex virus, hive-like rash, infection, Medicine, nonproductive cough, painful rash, Pneumonia, Rash, reactive dermatosis, Viral diseases
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Medicine, Health Medical Pharma, Biology, Respiratory diseases, Medical diagnosis, Wheeze, Stethoscope, Lung, Richard Honaker, subclinical bronchospasm
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acute myelogenous myelomonocytic leukemia, Amoxicillin, Blood disorders, Chemotherapy, David L. Kaplan, Health Medical Pharma, Hematology, Hematopathology, Leukemia, low-grade fever, Medicine, Myelomonocyte, physician, Rash, sore throat, viral syndrome
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Smallpox<div id="article-content-body"><p>The last naturally occurring case of smallpox was reported in Somalia in October 1977. Despite the eradication of smallpox, the causative agent, variola virus, remains in existence.<sup>1,2</sup> As a result of waning or nonexistent human immunity to this organism, claims of clandestine viral stockpiles, and purported efforts by the former Soviet Union to create a weapon from the agent, variola virus is considered a possible biowarfare and bioterrorism agent. This virus is extremely infectious by aerosol route,</p></div>
- Liver biopsy can detect the degree and extent of active inflammation, as well as the presence of bridging fibrosis and cirrhosis.
Myocardial infarction<div id="article-content-body"><p><em>I wish to add ileus to the list of atypical presenting symptoms of acute myocardial infarction (MI) in an article by Drs William J. Brady, Jr, Andrew D. Perron, and Chris A. Ghaemmaghami (CONSULTANT, July 2001, page 1153). Two of my patients in whom ECG changes characteristic of acute posterior-wall MI developed initially presented with gradually progressive paralytic ileus, abdominal distension, and poor-to-absent bowel sounds. They also had a sense of anxiety and vague distress. One patient had a temperature</em></p></div>
Medicine, Health Medical Pharma, Biology, Pathology, Viral diseases, Pediatrics, Chickenpox, Poxviruses, Rash, Herpes zoster, low-grade fever, David L. Kaplan, muscle aches, Herpesviruses, Varicella zoster virus, Lesion, vaccinations, childhood illnessA generalized pruritic, vesicular eruption on an erythematous base developed in a 34-year-old man.
- As many as 300,000 sportsrelated concussions are diagnosed each year in the United States.1 This figure underestimates the true incidence, however, because many concussive injuries are not recognized by the injured persons, trainers, or physicians.
- <div id="article-content-body"><p><em>Is soaking the feet in an aluminum salt solution an effective therapy for dyshidrosis?<br></em> —<em>John Mosby, MD<br> Corpus Christi, Tex</em></p></div>
- <div id="article-content-body"><p>A 49-year-old woman was admitted to the hospital with a high fever of abrupt onset, rigor, headache, myalgias, and profound prostration. Her temperature was 41ºC (105.8ºF); blood pressure, 60/40 mm Hg; respiration rate, 30 breaths per minute; and pulse rate, 130 beats per minute. Extensive purpuric patches and large ecchymoses were noted on the lower extremities and the buttocks. Signs of meningeal irritation were absent. Analysis of a specimen of cerebrospinal fluid was unremarkable; blood cultures revealed an infection caused</p></div>
Medicine, Health Medical Pharma, Microbiome, Biology, Pneumonia, disease, Symptoms, Viral diseases, Pediatrics, Chickenpox, Poxviruses, Rash, Prodrome, Valaciclovir, Herpes zoster, low-grade fever, David L. Kaplan, valacyclovir, mild headache, varicella, vesiculopapular rash, joint aches, Famciclovir, muscle aches