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Validation and validity of diagnoses in the General Practice Research Database: a systematic review
AIMS To investigate the range of methods used to validate diagnoses in the General Practice Research Database (GPRD), to summarize findings and to assess the quality of these validations. METHODS AExpand
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Intra-rater and inter-rater reliability of a weight-bearing lunge measure of ankle dorsiflexion.
This study aimed to evaluate the inter-rater and intra-rater reliability of a weight-bearing dorsiflexion (DF) lunge in 13 healthy subjects. Our raters with varying clinical experience tested allExpand
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The epidemiology of melioidosis in Ubon Ratchatani, northeast Thailand.
BACKGROUND Melioidosis, or infection with Pseudomonas pseudomallei is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in South East Asia and Northern Australia. The epidemiology of melioidosis in UbonExpand
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Genome-wide association study of CNVs in 16,000 cases of eight common diseases and 3,000 shared controls
Copy number variants (CNVs) account for a major proportion of human genetic polymorphism and have been predicted to have an important role in genetic susceptibility to common disease. To address thisExpand
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Postweaning Exposure to Aflatoxin Results in Impaired Child Growth: A Longitudinal Study in Benin, West Africa
Aflatoxins are dietary contaminants that are hepatocarcinogenic and immunotoxic and cause growth retardation in animals, but there is little evidence concerning the latter two parameters in exposedExpand
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Results of case-control study of leukaemia and lymphoma among young people near Sellafield nuclear plant in West Cumbria.
OBJECTIVE--To examine whether the observed excess of childhood leukaemia and lymphoma near the Sellafield nuclear plant is associated with established risk factors or with factors related to theExpand
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Aflatoxin exposure in utero causes growth faltering in Gambian infants.
BACKGROUND Growth faltering in West African children has previously been associated with dietary exposure to aflatoxins, particularly upon weaning. However, in animal studies in utero exposure to lowExpand
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Dietary aflatoxin exposure and impaired growth in young children from Benin and Togo: cross sectional study
Fetal and early childhood environment, including the nutritional status of the pregnant mother and the infant, are considered critical for growth and risk of disease in later life.1 Many people inExpand
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Risk of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism after acute infection in a community setting
BACKGROUND Acute infection increases the risk of arterial cardiovascular events, but effects on venous thromboembolic disease are less well established. Our aim was to investigate whether acuteExpand
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Determinants of aflatoxin exposure in young children from Benin and Togo, West Africa: the critical role of weaning.
BACKGROUND Dietary exposure to high levels of the fungal toxin, aflatoxin, occurs in West Africa, where long-term crop storage facilitates fungal growth. METHODS We conducted a cross-sectionalExpand
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