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International comparison of the relationship of chronic kidney disease prevalence and ESRD risk.
ESRD incidence is much lower in Europe compared with the United States. This study investigated whether this reflects a difference in the prevalence of earlier stages of chronic kidney disease (CKD)Expand
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Screening for hemochromatosis: high prevalence and low morbidity in an unselected population of 65,238 persons.
BACKGROUND Hereditary hemochromatosis (HH) is a common genetic disease leading to accumulation of iron in several organs, most notably the liver. The C282Y/C282Y mutation in the HFE gene is found inExpand
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Validation of the Modification of Diet in Renal Disease formula for estimating GFR with special emphasis on calibration of the serum creatinine assay.
BACKGROUND The Modification of Diet in Renal Disease (MDRD) formula is recommended by European and American guidelines for estimating glomerular filtration rate (GFR). However, the accuracy of theExpand
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Perfusion abnormalities in pulmonary embolism studied with perfusion MRI and ventilation‐perfusion scintigraphy: An intra‐modality and inter‐modality agreement study
To compare perfusion magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ventilation‐perfusion scintigraphy (V‐P scan) in the study of perfusion abnormalities in pulmonary embolism (PE) and to compare the PEExpand
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Additional value of biochemical tests in suspected acute appendicitis.
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy of biochemical tests in diagnosing acute appendicitis. DESIGN Open prospective study. SETTING District hospital, Norway. SUBJECTS 257 patients with suspectedExpand
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Health‐associated reference values for arginine, asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) and symmetric dimethylarginine (SDMA) measured with high‐performance liquid chromatography
Objective. Asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) is an endogenous inhibitor of nitric oxide production. It has been implicated in various pathological processes, especially processes involving theExpand
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Quality of life after cerebrovascular stroke: a systematic study of patients’ preferences for different functional outcomes
Abstract. Hallan S, Åsberg A, Indredavik B, Widerøe TE (University Hospital of Trondheim, Trondheim, Norway). Quality of life after cerebrovascular stroke: a systematic study of patients’ preferencesExpand
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The accuracy of C-reactive protein in diagnosing acute appendicitis--a meta-analysis.
The aim of the study was to review the literature on the accuracy of C-reactive protein (CRP) in diagnosing acute appendicitis. All the relevant articles found by searching Medline and the ScienceExpand
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Hereditary hemochromatosis: the clinical significance of the S65C mutation.
Hereditary hemochromatosis (HH) is a common genetic disease with iron overload in certain organs, especially the liver. Most cases are homozygous for the C282Y mutation in the HFE gene; a few areExpand
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Estimating the probability of acute appendicitis using clinical criteria of a structured record sheet: the physician against the computer.
OBJECTIVE To evaluate physicians' probability estimates of acute appendicitis based on structured collection of clinical data. DESIGN Open prospective study. SETTING District hospital, Norway. Expand
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