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BACKGROUND In spite of the growing literature about adult attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), relatively little is known about the prevalence and correlates of this disorder. AIMS To estimate the prevalence of adult ADHD and to identify its demographic correlates using meta-regression analysis. METHOD We used the MEDLINE, PsycLit and EMBASE(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the relationship between asthma control level and health-related QOL (HR-QOL), and to understand the role of various psychometric and utility-based methods in studying this relationship. METHODS Two hundred and twenty-eight consecutive adult outpatients and inpatients at four sites participated in the study. Physicians identified the(More)
BACKGROUND Predictors of medication adherence are not well known in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It is therefore necessary to identify factors associated with adherence to improve the effectiveness of COPD management within real-world situations. OBJECTIVES The goals of this study were to estimate adherence to respiratory medication and(More)
PURPOSE The objective of this study was to evaluate the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug market of six Central and Eastern European countries. Trends and similarities were compared across the examined countries. METHODS The Intercontinental Marketing Service Health database was used to determine consumption data between the years 2000 and 2007. We(More)
The goal of the study was twofold: (1) to investigate the effect of different diagnostic criteria on prevalence estimates of adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and (2) to provide prevalence estimates of adult ADHD for the first time in a Hungarian sample. Subjects between 18 and 60 years were included in the screening phase of the study(More)
INTRODUCTION Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most frequently diagnosed childhood psychiatric disorders. Based on various empirical estimates, symptoms of ADHD persist into adulthood in about 30-50% of the childhood cases. METHOD The objective of the present investigation was to conduct a systematic review of(More)
Biological treatments earn increasing significance in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) but are associated with high incremental cost-effectiveness ratio compared to conventional antirheumatic treatments such as disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs. As the most important objective of medical technologies should be to increase life years and/or(More)
Our objective was to conduct a meta-analysis of therapeutic efficacy of pharmacological treatment of adult ADHD based on data from controlled clinical trials. We used the search engines PubMed and Medline to identify relevant clinical trials. Short-term studies with double-blind parallel-group design were selected for the analysis. Altogether, we identified(More)
Earlier studies suggested more severe overall cognitive impairments in deficit versus non-deficit schizophrenia; however, the specific contribution of different cognitive domains to this overall cognitive impairment remains unclear. The purpose of this study was to compare the two subtypes in general cognitive functioning as well as in individual cognitive(More)
The European brown hare (Lepus europaeus) plays an important role in the ecology of tularemia, and it may serve as a significant source of human infection. The aim of the present study was to examine the lesions induced by Francisella tularensis in 50 cases of naturally infected seropositive European brown hares. Gross pathological examination revealed(More)