Banya Winston

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BACKGROUND The objective of this research was to evaluate the outcomes and costs of alternative approaches to managing patients previously treated for peptic ulcer disease and Helicobacter pylori infection. MATERIALS AND METHODS A decision-analytic model was used to compare (1a) urease breath testing (UBT) for assessment of H. pylori status versus (1b)(More)
The baseline characteristics, possibly related to cardiovascular outcome, in 94 Romanian hypertensive men and 168 women over the age of 80 entered into the Hypertension in the Very Elderly Trial (HYVET) were compared with those in 725 men and 1128 women entered into the trial in the rest of Western and Eastern Europe (mainly Russia and Bulgaria). There was(More)
Introduction Left atrial (LA) size as assessed by echocardiography has been shown to have prognostic value in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). More recently cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging studies have reported that the presence of left ventricular mid-wall late gadolinium enhancement (LGE), a marker of myocardial fibrosis, also predicts(More)
BACKGROUND The best clinical practice to investigate aerobic fitness includes measurements obtained during cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET), however it remains an underutilised clinical measure in cystic fibrosis (CF). To investigate this further, different methods of quantifying exercise capacity in CF are required. The possibility that measuring(More)
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