Andisheh Bakhshi

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INTRODUCTION It is unclear whether recent therapeutic advances have improved the growth of children with Crohn's disease (CD). AIM To assess the frequency of short stature and poor growth and their relationship to disease course and therapy in children with CD. WHAT IS ALREADY KNOWN ON THIS TOPIC: Growth retardation may occur in children with Crohn's(More)
A key paper in modelling patient recruitment in multi-centre clinical trials is that of Anisimov and Fedorov. They assume that the distribution of the number of patients in a given centre in a completed trial follows a Poisson distribution. In a second stage, the unknown parameter is assumed to come from a Gamma distribution. As is well known, the overall(More)
PURPOSE The last study that had a representative sample of the Iranian population and examined the association between sociodemographic and lifestyle factors with obesity used data from the 1999 to 2000 National Health Survey in Iran. Concern about the increased prevalence of obesity has heightened interest in the association between varieties of these(More)
BACKGROUND 'Social prescribing' can be used to link patients with complex needs to local (non-medical) community resources. The 'Deep End' Links Worker Programme is being tested in general practices serving deprived populations in Glasgow, Scotland. OBJECTIVES To assess the implementation and impact of the intervention at patient and practice levels. (More)
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