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We report results of a search for flavor-changing neutral current (FCNC), lepton flavor, and lepton-number violating decays of the D 0 (and its antiparticle) into three and four bodies. Using data from Fermilab charm hadroproduction experiment E791, we examine modes with two leptons (muons or electrons) and a r 0 , K mesons. No evidence for any of these(More)
An Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) is a set of clinical signs and symptoms, interpreted as the result of cardiac ischemia, or abruptly decreased blood flow to the heart muscle. The subtypes of ACS include Unstable Angina (UA) and Myocardial In-farction (MI). Acute MI is the single most common cause of death for both men and women in the developed world.(More)
BACKGROUND Individualbased measures for comorbidity are of increasing importance for planning and funding health care services. No measurement for individualbased healthcare costs exist in Sweden. The aim of this study was to validate the Johns Hopkins ACG Case-Mix System's predictive value of polypharmacy (regular use of 4 or more prescription medicines)(More)
BACKGROUND Adequate resource allocation is an important factor to ensure equity in health care. Previous reimbursement models have been based on age, gender and socioeconomic factors. An explanatory model based on individual need of primary health care (PHC) has not yet been used in Sweden to allocate resources. The aim of this study was to examine to what(More)
BACKGROUND There is a great variability in licit prescription drug use in the population and among patients. Factors other than purely medical ones have proven to be of importance for the prescribing of licit drugs. For example, individuals with a high age, female gender and low socioeconomic status are more likely to use licit prescription drugs. However,(More)
BACKGROUND Risk factors for hip fracture are well studied because of the negative impact on patients and the community, with mortality in the first year being almost 30% in the elderly. Age, gender and fall risk-increasing drugs, identified by the National Board of Health and Welfare in Sweden, are well known risk factors for hip fracture, but how(More)
BACKGROUND Lithuanian primary health care (PHC) is undergoing changes from the systems prevalent under the Soviet Union, which ensured free access to specialised health care. Currently four different PHC models work in parallel, which offers the opportunity to study their respective effect on referral rates. Our aim was to investigate whether there were(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate how distance to hospital and socioeconomic status (SES) influence the use of secondary health care (SHC) when taking comorbidity into account. DESIGN AND SETTING A register-based study in Östergötland County. SUBJECTS The adult population of Östergötland County. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Odds of SHC use(More)
OBJECTIVES Smoking, diabetes, male sex, hypercholesterolaemia and hypertension are well-established risk factors for the development of coronary artery disease (CAD). However, less is known about their role in influencing the outcome in the event of an acute coronary syndrome (ACS). The aim of this study was to determine if these risk factors are associated(More)
BACKGROUND It has been reported that there is a difference in drug prescription between males and females. Even after adjustment for multi-morbidity, females tend to use more prescription drugs compared to males. In this study, we wanted to analyse whether the gender difference in drug treatment could be explained by gender-related morbidity. METHODS Data(More)