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BACKGROUND Throughout history, doctor-patient relationships have been acknowledged as having an important therapeutic effect, irrespective of any prescribed drug or treatment. We did a systematic review to determine whether there was any empirical evidence to support this theory. METHODS A comprehensive search strategy was developed to include 11 medical,(More)
The financial turmoil of the late 1990s highlighted the need for macroprudential analysis. This was seen as important for identifying vulnerabilities in the financial system as a whole, including vulnerability to international capital flow reversals as well as to shocks to the corporate and household sectors. The recent turbulence in subprime mortgage(More)
An optical-based motion sensing system has been developed for real-time sensing of instrument motion in micromanipulation. The main components of the system consist of a pair of position sensitive detectors (PSD), lenses, an infrared (IR) diode that illuminates the workspace of the system, a non-reflective intraocular shaft, and a white reflective ball(More)
The ability to accurately estimate arrival times of mass transit vehicles is extremely important to public transportation systems since it governs the perceived quality of experience and influences its appeal. The majority of existing solutions are primarily concerned with the specific problem at hand and overlook the communication overhead associated when(More)
BACKGROUND Asthma is one of the main non-infectious diseases of the respiratory system with substantial economic burden worldwide. The objective of this study was to estimate the economic burden of adult asthma in Cyprus during 2015. METHODS A retrospective probabilistic prevalence-based cost of illness model was developed to calculate the economic burden(More)
The impact of psychiatric illnesses upon asthma patients' functioning is not well understood. This study examined the impact of psychiatric comorbidity upon illness management in asthma patients using empirically-derived psychiatric comorbidity groups. Participants were a clinic sample of Greek-speaking asthma patients (N = 212) assessed using the Patient(More)
Kinematic studies of the Hipparcos catalogue have revealed associations that are best explained as disintegrating multiple systems, presumably resulting from a dynamical encounter between single/multiple systems in the field (Li et al. 2009). In this project I have searched for disintegrating multiple systems in three database/catalogues; Dwarf Archive, the(More)
Artificial reefs are considered one of the alternative methods in fisheries management, used in order to enhance stocks and marine biodiversity in general. A number of biotic and abiotic parameters influence the fouling communities' formation on artificial reefs through complex interactions. In order to understand how epibiotic or fouling communities(More)
BACKGROUND YKL-40 is an extracellular matrix glycoprotein with a significant role in tissue inflammation and remodeling. MIP-1a has chemotactic and pro-inflammatory properties, and is induced by YKL-40 in several lung disorders. The aim of this study was to determine the levels of YKL-40 and MIP-1a in blood serum and pleural fluids of various pulmonary(More)
A. (2005). Prediction of response to treatment in a randomized clinical trial of marital therapy. (2009). Couple discord and depression in couples during couple therapy and in depressed individuals during depression treatment. (2009). Prediction of response to treatment in a randomized clinical trial of couple therapy: A 2-year follow-up. (2015).(More)