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By Pascal James Imperato MD (auth.), Pascal James Imperato Jr M.D. (eds.)

When Pascal James Imperato, MD, assumed the edi­ • Exclusion through the recent York nation Departm~nt of future health of certified laboratories from HIV testmg torship of the hot York country magazine of medication in 198~, the received immunodeficiency syndro. me (AIDS) epI­ • safety of future health care employees • tasks of physicians and different overall healthiness care demic within the usa was once already SIX years outdated. Dur­ ing the time of his editorship, thematic problems with the staff magazine were dedicated to AIDS. furthermore, a wide • Public schooling variety of unique communications were frequently • AIDS confidentiality released at the subje~t. This quantity ?rings jointly The Symposium on AIDS in Washington, DC, had very important articles released on AIDS m the magazine been such a success that the MSSNY, less than the auspices of in the course of 1987 and 1988. . . the duty strength and the department of Governmental Affairs, within the early years of the epidemic the clinical Society of held informational symposia for kingdom senators and the kingdom of latest York (MSSNY) used to be conscious that it had a assemblymen and their staffs in Albany, long island. Thes. e accountability to either the professi?~ an~ the general public so as to add have been provided in February 1988 and. March. 1989. ,!,hIS its efforts to these already mobIlized m the try and attempt has confident the MSSNY that It has given legisla­ comprehend and keep an eye on this tragic ailment. Early on, the tors a greater knowing of the final AIDS problem.

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4. Weinberg DS, Murray HW: Coping with AIDS. The special problems of New York City. Engl J Med 1987; 317:1469-1472. 5. Spira TJ, Des Jarlais DC, Marmor M, et al: Prevalence of antibody to lymphadenopathy associated virus among drug detoxification patients in New York. Engl J Med 1984; 311:467-468. 6. New York City AIDS Surveillance Data. New York City Department of Health, December 1987. 7. Des Jarlais DC, Wish E, Friedman SR, et al: Intravenous drug use and the heterosexual transmission of the human immunodeficiency virus: Current trends in New York City.

In order to provide appropriate services and keep their communities properly informed, agencies require epidemiologic information specific to their own treatment areas. METHODS In this study, two sources of data, the AIDS surveillance registry and NYC death certificates, were used to analyze geographic and demographic patterns of AIDS in NYC. Borough-specific incidence trends were assessed using the surveillance registry; mortality rates in small geographic units (health districts) were obtained from death certificates.

These preliminary results are encouraging. The arterial mean oco c.. 80 40 T Pre-meclofenamate DISCUSSION 29 Chapter 5. " Q,I "- u c 10 o 15 30 45 60 Minutes after meclofenamate FIGURE 3. Time course of change in arterial P0 2 after administration of meclofenamate. Values are means for seven patients. P0 2 level rose and the venous admixture fell in all seven patients. The inhibition of cyclooxygenase probably improved oxygenation by increasing the resistance to blood flow through hypoxemic lung regions.

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