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Incidence of status epilepticus in French-speaking Switzerland
Background: To determine the incidence, risk factors, and case fatality rate of status epilepticus (SE) in the French-speaking part of Switzerland. Methods: Between October 1, 1997 and September 30,Expand
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Worldwide variability in physical inactivity a 51-country survey.
BACKGROUND Physical inactivity is an important risk factor for chronic diseases, but for many (mainly developing) countries, no prevalence data have ever been published. OBJECTIVE To present dataExpand
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Alcohol, tobacco and breast cancer – collaborative reanalysis of individual data from 53 epidemiological studies, including 58 515 women with breast cancer and 95 067 women without the disease
Alcohol and tobacco consumption are closely correlated and published results on their association with breast cancer have not always allowed adequately for confounding between these exposures. OverExpand
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Diet and socioeconomic position: does the use of different indicators matter?
OBJECTIVES To describe the association of diet and socioeconomic position and to assess whether two different indicators, education and occupation, independently contribute in determining diet. Expand
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Significant differences in global genomic DNA methylation by gender and race/ethnicity in peripheral blood
Reduced levels of global DNA methylation are associated with genomic instability and are independent predictors of cancer risk. Little is known about the environmental determinants of global DNAExpand
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Incidence and risk factors of perioperative respiratory adverse events in children undergoing elective surgery
Background:  Adverse respiratory events remain one of the major causes of morbidity during anaesthesia, especially in children. The purpose of this prospective study was to determine the incidence ofExpand
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Obesity prevention: the case for action
Contents1. Obesity and the global burden of disease2. Prevalence, trends and economics3. Targets for action4. The action agenda5. Potential solutions6. Tracking outcomes7. Glossary of terms8. KeyExpand
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Is age at menopause increasing across Europe? Results on age at menopause and determinants from two population-based studies
Objective: To investigate the variability and determinants of menopause age in two European cohort studies, the European Respiratory Health Survey and the Swiss Air Pollution and Lung Disease inExpand
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Nutritional assessment: lean body mass depletion at hospital admission is associated with an increased length of stay.
BACKGROUND Low fat-free mass may be an independent risk factor for malnutrition that results in an increased length of hospital stay (LOS). OBJECTIVES The objectives were to compare differences inExpand
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Gln-Arg192 polymorphism of paraoxonase and coronary heart disease in type 2 diabetes
Paraoxonase is a high-density-lipoprotein-associated enzyme capable of hydrolysing lipid peroxides. Thus it might protect lipoproteins from oxidation. It has two isoforms, which arise from aExpand
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