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WWW: Hardin Meta Directory update – Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

This is to announce an updated version of the Hardin Meta Directory web
page for Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. All links have been checked to
confirm connection and new links have been added, including the following:

-MedMark – Pathology, OH Kwon, MedMark Team, Korea
-HealthWeb – Laboratory Medicine & Pathology, CIC/Univ Minnesota
-Clinical Laboratory Science WWW Site List, Univ Nebraska, Medical
-On Line Ordering for Biologists and Biochemists, Baylor Coll Med

A *new and important feature* for Hardin MD is that we are now using a
link checker to check the connection rate for the lists that are included.
Generally the lists with better connection rates are toward the top of
their size category. Lists on the updated Hardin MD Pathology and
Laboratory Medicine page with especially good connection rates include:

-MedWeb: Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
-Zeno’s forensic page, Barend Cohen, Netherlands Forensic Science
-MedMark – Pathology, OH Kwon, MedMark Team, Korea
-HealthWeb – Laboratory Medicine & Pathology, CIC/Univ Minnesota
-Clinical Laboratory Science WWW Site List, Univ Nebraska, Medical
-Pathology Instructional Resources, WebPath, Univ of Utah.
-Medical Matrix – Pathology
-On Line Ordering for Biologists and Biochemists, Baylor Coll Med

Of course, using our link checker, the links on our own pages have
superlative connection rates, generally above 98%.

The URL for the Hardin Meta Directory Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
page is –

Please check it out !

Please post this message to appropriate listservs.

If you would like to receive e-mail notices for all Hardin MD updates (1-2
messages per wk), please notify me.

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Eric Rumsey, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences
University of Iowa, Iowa City IA 52242
319-335-9875 (voice), 319-335-9897 (fax)
Hardin Meta Directory of Internet Health Sources
Reviewed in Consumer Reports, Feb 1997, p 29

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Do you answer individual questions, such as about persistent cough?

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Doing research on FDA regulation of Internet/software/

Hi!  I’m trying to do some research on FDA regulation of medical
information on the Internet.  I hear that the FDA is coming out, or
thinking of coming out, with guidelines on what people can say about
drugs on the Internet, especially if you’re associated with a drug
company.  I’m still hazy on the general topic, though I also hear that
newsgroups and discussion lists can be affected.  Do drug companies have
to be careful before linking to a disease-related newsgroup or discussion
list?  Do they have to police its content before linking to it?  Are drug
company people restricted from talking about their drug in certain ways
on the discussion group?  (Can they correct people who post wrong or
misleading information about drugs?)

I’m also interested in other areas where drug and device regulation
connects with information technology — for example, FDA regulation of

I would appreciate any responses, especially if you have something more
than generalities — that is, if you’ve run across some of this
regulation yourselves, and can tell me the details of what happened.  I
hope to get enough research done to write an article at some point, so
I’m looking for information as specific as you can.  (Alternately, if
you’ve run across a case where FDA regulation was beneficial in stopping
harmful information, I’m interesting in hearing about that as well.)

You can respond to me privately through e-mail.  If you’re worried about
your privacy, just let me know and I’ll respect it.  Thanks!

                                                        – Sasha Volokh

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mercury poisoning from silver fillings

³For the past 150 years, deadly mercury vapors have been leeching from
dental silver amalgam fillings into the bodies of 85% of the western
population. Silver amalgam fillings are having a negative effect on the
mind, body, and spirit of much of humanity.²

   ­ Francene Lee, author, ³Toxic Teeth Toxic Body²

By now, you may have heard about the dangers associated with mercury
poisoning from   silver amalgam fillings. It is a great idea to free your
mouth from these toxic mercury fillings, however, you must follow the
correct precautions during this procedure.

 ³Toxic Teeth Toxic Body² is a patient¹s guide to mercury toxicity and
detoxification. It has been written to give you a clear pathway to the
safer removal of fillings from your teeth.  It presents the most recent
protocols and explains how to detoxify the entire body from mercury.

³Toxic Teeth Toxic Body² presents opinions on detoxification procedures
ranging from IV-chelation to homeopathics. The book is a self-published,
work-in-progress based on more than 10 years of research. However, it
already includes 60 pages of information to assist the patient as a manual
during the removal of fillings and follow-up detoxification process.

³Toxic Teeth Toxic Body² is available now. Use it, please!  It will save
you time, money, anxiety and perhaps your health.

Visit the web site to find out more about this book

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Low-grade stromal sarcoma

I recently had a hystorectomy and the fibroid was found to have ‘low
grade stromal sarcoma.’  

The choices I’ve been given are as follows.

1) Have surgery to remove my overies & go on progestrone as a protection
from the cancer spreading. The cons of this: no estrogen to protect from
things like heart disease, osteoporosis, etc.

2) Don’t do anything and be closely monitered. The pros are no loss of
estrogen.  The cons: if the cancer were to spread there wouldn’t be as
good of a chance to stop it as it progressed.(i.e. by the time it was

By the way, I’m an otherwise healthy, active 40 year old.

I would appreciate ANY information or advice that anyone may have.
I am especially interested in knowing the potential side effects of long
term Progesterone use.


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quantitative microscopic tissue morphology and microanatomy of the brain tissue


I am trying to form a mathematical microstructural mechanical model of
the brain tissue.

To this end I am searching for data on quantitative microscopic tissue
morphology and microanatomy of the brain tissue: fibers orientation,
partial volume (of each tissue), capillary count, etc.
I am also looking for data on the mechanical properties of the different
"building blocks" of the tissue: Nerve fibres, Glia cells, Blood
vessels, etc.

Therefor I will be very grateful to get any kind of direction to
information on these topics (even very old ones).

Thanks in advance for the help.
Ariel Sverdlik

Please answer directly to the e-mail address below:
E-mail: bmes…
Fax : 972-4-8234131

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My culture- size,type?

I have prostatitis and my 7-day broth culture lab report was:

Viridans streptococcus  (rare)
Staphylococcus species, coagulase negative  (few)
Gardnerella vaginalis  (few)

Are any of these anaerobes?
Is (few) "more" than (rare)?

Thank you.  cason…

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Need Help Urgent


I’m calling from Brazil, desperate to find any additional information
who could help to diagnose exactly the medical “problem” undergone by
my sister in law, as the medics here at the hospital don’t know what
can be the cause of the problem. She is 40 years old, and has never
drunk, smoked or used any drug.

It all started yesterday (March 26th), after she used some medicine to
unstop her nose (the names of the medicine here in Brazil are SORINE
and METACORTIL, the last one having cortisone as the base of its
composition – I’m not sure if the first one also has it).  Just a few
minutes after that her breathing got heavy and very difficult. She was
immediately taken to the hospital, and yet in the way there she had a
respiratory and a cardiac arrest. After 3 hours, she was conscious
again. Two hours later the medics suspended all the pressure control
medicine given to her, already judging it unnecessary, but she was
still needing to be kept on a respirator.

The medics told that her brain lacked oxygen for about 1, 1 and a half
minute. She also had a pulmonary edema. They also diagnosed acute
sinusitis and an nose inflammation, but both already controlled.

After she woke up (5 hours after she was taken to the hospital), her
body was almost entirely paralyzed. She had the left eye open, being
open to move the eyelid, but the right one was close and she couldn’t
move it. She also couldn’t control her head, face, arms and legs,
except by the feet. Some hours before that, she wasn’t able anymore to
control the feet. Not much time before the only eye she could move
closed, and she wasn’t able to move it anymore. An important detail is
that she has been lucid since she woke up, being able to recognize
people by their voices, to answer questions etc. (the questions were
answered by movements of her feet and left eyelid, while she was still
able to move them).

Today (March 27th) she is still totally paralyzed, but not under any
life risk. The medics already analyzed her spinal liquid, and did other
exams: tomography, toxicology and urine, all of them showing nothing
abnormal which could be the cause (or help to find the cause) of her
medical state. Being the medics still impotent to make a consistent
diagnostic, I’m hereby, and with the agreement, support and being
suggested by them, asking for any information about a similar case, or
anything else who could help with the diagnostic. Please send me any
help you can give. I’m already thanking for it.

                                Danielle Fortes Lopes
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Equipment for sale

Please contact me via email with questions or offers.

The following equipment is for sale:

2 Sony DXC-960 MD Camera w/power supply
1 Sony DXC-151A Camera with power supply
3 Truevision Targa+16 ISA Frame Grabber
3 Truevision Targa+64 ISA Frame Grabber
1 Sony GVM-1311Q Trinitron Monitor
1 Sony CPD-1302 Trinitron Monitor
2 CCTV Lens C-Mount
2 Olympus VANOX Microscope
1 Olympus BH-2 Microscope
2 Vistacon Videoconferencing Codec Boards w/v.35 card (ISA)

Please contact me at:  papamow…

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Needle localization breast procedures

This is an informal survey for all you sharp business types out there.
What is the proper CPT code for breast needle localization procedures?
88305 or 88307?  Specifically I’m talking about biopsies for mammographic
calcifications as opposed to a mass lesion.

J. Pemberton, M.D.

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