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Leptospirosis and human immunodeficiency virus co-infection among febrile inpatients in northern Tanzania.
(Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis, 2013-08)
BACKGROUND: Leptospirosis and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection are prevalent in many areas, including northern Tanzania, yet little is known about their interaction. METHODS: We enrolled febrile inpatients at ...
Lyme disease vaccination: are we ready to try again?
(Lancet Infect Dis, 2013-08)
Tissue-engineered cardiac patch for advanced functional maturation of human ESC-derived cardiomyocytes.
Human embryonic stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (hESC-CMs) provide a promising source for cell therapy and drug screening. Several high-yield protocols exist for hESC-CM production; however, methods to significantly advance ...
Methods of creatine kinase-MB analysis to predict mortality in patients with myocardial infarction treated with reperfusion therapy.
BACKGROUND: Larger infarct size measured by creatine kinase (CK)-MB release is associated with higher mortality and has been used as an important surrogate endpoint in the evaluation of new treatments for ST-segment elevation ...
Exploring the impact of tablet computers on medical training at an academic medical center.
(J Med Libr Assoc, 2013-04)
Comorbidity, age, race and stage at diagnosis in colorectal cancer: a retrospective, parallel analysis of two health systems.
(BMC Cancer, 2008-11-25)
BACKGROUND: Stage at diagnosis plays a significant role in colorectal cancer (CRC) survival. Understanding which factors contribute to a more advanced stage at diagnosis is vital to improving overall survival. Comorbidity, ...
A strategy to advance the evidence base in palliative medicine: formation of a palliative care research cooperative group.
(J Palliat Med, 2010-12)
BACKGROUND: Palliative medicine has made rapid progress in establishing its scientific and clinical legitimacy, yet the evidence base to support clinical practice remains deficient in both the quantity and quality of published ...
Young caregivers in the end-of-life setting: a population-based profile of an emerging group.
(J Palliat Med, 2010-10)
PURPOSE: Little is known about young caregivers of people with advanced life-limiting illness. Better understanding of the needs and characteristics of these young caregivers can inform development of palliative care and ...
Caregivers of people with neurodegenerative diseases: profile and unmet needs from a population-based survey in South Australia.
(J Palliat Med, 2010-06)
INTRODUCTION: Neurodegenerative diseases (NDD) are characterized by progressive decline and loss of function, requiring considerable third-party care. NDD carers report low quality of life and high caregiver burden. Despite ...
Oxygen for relief of dyspnoea in mildly- or non-hypoxaemic patients with cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
(Br J Cancer, 2008-01-29)
The aim of this study was to determine the efficacy of palliative oxygen for relief of dyspnoea in cancer patients. MEDLINE and EMBASE were searched for randomised controlled trials, comparing oxygen and medical air in cancer ...