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Common Presenting Problems" enriches the index. Pursuing the entry "flatulence" led me to the astonishing bit of trivia that there "[are] 17 passages of flatus per 24 hours." The treatment protocol for disease, eg, ketoacidosis, is not quite as cookbook efficient as are the handbooks from Washington University but provides more detail. For example: "... insulin dose can be `piggy-backed' into the fluid line so the rate of fluid replacement can be changed without altering the insulin delivery rate."
This is not a reference one carries to the patient's bedside, but it is a valuable tool, easily referenced and indexed, and brought up to date as quickly as (or more so than) most similar texts.
Our choices in the selection of antifungal therapies have increased significantly in the past decade. Especially important are the new oral antifungal agents, ketoconazole and fluconazole, and the imminent release for therapeutic purposes of both itraconazole
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