Table of Contents: April 2006


Disease Mongering: Turning Healthy People into Patients.

Image Credit: Marie T. Dauenheimer (dauenheimer [at]
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Marie Dauenheimer is a Board Certified Medical Illustrator working in the Washington, D. C., Metropolitan area. She specializes in creating medical illustrations and animations for educational materials, including posters, brochures, books, Web sites, and interactive media.

Marie received her Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art with minors in Art History and Biological Sciences from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. She received her Master of Arts in Medical and Biological Illustration from The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

In 1991 Marie started her own business based in Reston, Virginia. She has worked on numerous educational programs and CD-ROMs, as well as print materials for medical clients. Some of her clients include the American College of Cardiology, Scientific American, the National Geographic Society, the National Institutes of Health, the US Food and Drug Administration, the American Red Cross, Genentech, Eli Lilly and Company, and Biogen.

In addition to having her own business, Marie has worked as a medical art director and has taught at Parsons School of Design and the Cleveland Institute of Art. Marie is currently teaching drawing and life drawing at the Art Institute of Washington.



Influenza in Tropical Regions

Cécile Viboud, Wladimir J Alonso, Lone Simonsen

Modeling the Impact of Antiretroviral Use in Developing Countries

Stefano M Bertozzi, Sergio Bautista-Arredondo

Policy Forums

Cholinesterase Inhibitors: Drugs Looking for a Disease?

Marina Maggini, Nicola Vanacore, Roberto Raschetti

Research Articles

Influenza-Associated Hospitalization in a Subtropical City

Chit Ming Wong, Lin Yang, King Pan Chan, Gabriel M Leung, Kwok H Chan, Yi Guan, Tai Hing Lam, Anthony Johnson Hedley, Joseph S. M Peiris

Modelling the Impact of Antiretroviral Use in Resource-Poor Settings

Rebecca F Baggaley, Geoff P Garnett, Neil M Ferguson

A Single siRNA Suppresses Fatal Encephalitis Induced by Two Different Flaviviruses

Priti Kumar, Sang Kyung Lee, Premlata Shankar, N Manjunath

Large-Scale Evidence for the Effect of the COLIA1 Sp1 Polymorphism on Osteoporosis Outcomes: The GENOMOS Study

Stuart H Ralston, André G Uitterlinden, Maria Luisa Brandi, Susana Balcells, Bente L Langdahl, Paul Lips, Roman Lorenc, Barbara Obermayer-Pietsch, Serena Scollen, Mariona Bustamante, Lise Bjerre Husted, Alisoun H Carey, Adolfo Diez-Perez, Alison M Dunning, Alberto Falchetti, Elzbieta Karczmarewicz, Marcin Kruk, Johannes P. T. M. van Leeuwen, Joyce B. J. van Meurs, Jon Mangion, Fiona E. A McGuigan, Leonardo Mellibovsky, Francesca del Monte, Huibert A. P Pols, Jonathan Reeve, David M Reid, Wilfried Renner, Fernando Rivadeneira, Natasja M. van Schoor, Rachael E Sherlock, John P. A Ioannidis , for the GENOMOS investigators

Stage-Specific Action of Matrix Metalloproteinases Influences Progressive Hereditary Kidney Disease

Michael Zeisberg, Mona Khurana, Velidi H Rao, Dominic Cosgrove, Jean-Philippe Rougier, Michelle C Werner, Charles F Shield III, Zena Werb, Raghu Kalluri


Awareness and Attitudes about Disease Mongering among Medical and Pharmaceutical Students

C. Jairaj Kumar, Abhizith Deoker, Ashwini Kumar, Arunachalam Kumar, B. M Hegde

Syphilis: A Forgotten Priority

Damian Walker, Godfrey Walker

The Need for an Individual Approach to Lung Cancer Treatment

Hisayuki Shigematsu, Shinichi Toyooka, Makoto Suzuki

Authors' Reply

Frits Rosendaal, Pieter H Reitsma

Authors' Reply

Peter J Hotez, Albert B Sabin, David H Molyneux, Alan Fenwick, Eric Ottesen, Sonia Ehrlich Sachs, Jeffrey D Sachs

Mischievous Odds Ratios

William Steinsmith