Too High to Fail

Too High to Fail

The first in-depth look at the burgeoning legal cannabis industry and how the “new green economy” is shaping our country The nation’s economy is in trouble, but there’s one cash crop that has the potential to turn it around: cannabis (also known as marijuana and hemp).  According to Time, the legal medicinal cannabis economy already […]

Facts and Ideas from Anywhere (From the Editor) (Salt, Diet and Health: Neptune's Poisoned Chalice: The Origins of High Blood Pressure.) (Third Report of the National Cholesterol Education Program Expert Panel on Detection, Evaluation, And Treatment of High Blood Cholesterol in Adults.) (Editorial)

Facts and Ideas from Anywhere (From the Editor) (Salt, Diet and Health: Neptune’s Poisoned Chalice: The Origins of High Blood Pressure.) (Third Report of the National Cholesterol Education Program Expert Panel on Detection, Evaluation, And Treatment of High Blood Cholesterol in Adults.) (Editorial)

SALT AND BLOOD PRESSURE A number of years ago, I covered my food with a heavy dose of salt before taking a single bite. After a while, my blood pressure began to rise, and I considered how foolish I was to add salt to my food at the table. I stopped adding salt abruptly, and […]

Usefulness of Endoscopic Ultrasound in Patients at High Risk of Choledocholithiasis (Clinical Report)

Usefulness of Endoscopic Ultrasound in Patients at High Risk of Choledocholithiasis (Clinical Report)

Background: Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) has been considered the nonsurgical gold standard for the diagnosis and treatment of choledocholithiasis (CDL). Complications include a 0.1% to 1.3% mortality rate and a 5% to 19% morbidity rate, including a reported 1.8% to 6.7% incidence of postprocedure pancreatitis. Twenty-seven percent to 67% of ERCPs done for suspected choledocholithiasis […]

High Incidence of Zidovudine Induced Anaemia in HIV Infected Patients in Eastern India (Report)

High Incidence of Zidovudine Induced Anaemia in HIV Infected Patients in Eastern India (Report)

Availability of free antiretroviral drugs to HIV infected individuals in India and other countries has provided a new lease of life to these patients. However, resource constraints limit the national programme to use nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs) like zidovudine (AZT) or stavudine (d4T) with lamivudine (3TC) and non nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTI) like […]