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Trichinellosis outbreaks occur occasionally in Vietnam following the consumption of undercooked pork. Diagnosing trichinella can be problematic because fever and myalgia are nonspecific, and diagnosis may be delayed. We describe 5 Vietnamese patients in whom trichinellosis was diagnosed after several weeks of illness.
Cover photos (clockwise from top left) by Joe Rocchio, (shrub-steppe with three-tip sagebrush and Idaho fescue); Bob Davis, from WDFW Image Library (Washington Ground Squirrel); Ryan Woolverton, from Oregon Department of Agriculture (Spalding's catchfly); Richard Tveten, (spiny hopsage); WDFW Image Library (Sage Sparrow); Mike Livingston (shrub-steppe and… (More)
Executive summary: Staff and principals of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (the " agencies ") met with bankers, academics, asset managers, staff of the credit rating agencies, and others to discuss alternate measures of credit-worthiness for… (More)
In an attempt to rationalize repeat prescribing and patient review, the whole concept of repeat prescriptions was questioned and discarded as being unnecessary. The reason for the audit and some of the benefits and drawbacks are reported.