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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the relations between perceived cognitive function and objective cognitive deficit and to assess variables affecting perceived cognitive function among multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. METHODS A cross sectional study of patients with MS. All patients were interviewed and the Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS) score was(More)
PURPOSE To find outlier centers in different aspects of quality of care by comparing two different outcomes and adjusting to case mix in benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) patients undergoing prostatectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS An observational study including 537 consecutive patients undergoing prostatectomy for BPH in three medical centers in Israel(More)
With the aim of reducing redundant hospital stay through controlled intervention, preset criteria for inpatient care were applied on a medical ward. The proportion of unjustified hospital stay days fell by 52.6% and the average length of stay on the experimental ward declined from 6.3 days to 4.6 days. On a control medical ward there was practically no(More)
BACKGROUND The main goals of coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery for most patients are to relieve angina, to improve functional capacity, to return to work, and to improve health. A limited amount of information is available regarding the various attributes that are associated with achieving these goals. STUDY OBJECTIVES To investigate different(More)
A case of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) in a young patient who suffered from an acute cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is presented. The diagnosis was reached following the isolation of the virus from the urine and the demonstration of high titers of both IgM and IgG antibodies in the serum. In contrast to previous cases in which GBS was merely associated(More)
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