Military life is not all glory, Riddle and Tribble and colleagues remind us in this study: “Military importance of diarrhea: lessons from the Middle East,” John W. Sanders, Shannon D. Putnam, Mark S. Riddle, and David R. Tribble, Current Opinion in Gastroenterology, vol. 21, 2005, pp. 9–14. (Thanks to investigator Tom Gill for bringing this […]
Awkwardly Worded: “Use of Pepto-Bismol in Diarrhea”
This week’s Awkwardly Worded Study Title is: “Use of Pepto-Bismol in Diarrhea,” W.F. Arndt, Jr. and J.M. Burna, Journal of Pediatrics, vol. 100, no. 5, May 1982, p. 839. Congratulations to the authors, or to the editor, who wrote the title.
Self-Admin’d Hydrofluoric Acid Enema
Gastroenterology can be a complex and delicate endeavor: “Fulminant Acute Colitis Following a Self-Administered Hydrofluoric Acid Enema,” MS Cappell and T. Simon, American Journal of Gastroenterology, 1993 Jan;88(1):122-6. (Thanks to Wendy German for bringing ths to our attention.) The authors, at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson (Rutgers) Medical School, New Brunswick, New Jersey, report: