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Pressure support versus T-tube for weaning from mechanical ventilation in adults.
BACKGROUND Mechanical ventilation is important in caring for patients with critical illness. Clinical complications, increased mortality, and high costs of health care are associated with prolongedExpand
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Vaccines for preventing herpes zoster in older adults.
BACKGROUND Herpes zoster, also known as 'shingles', is a neurocutaneous disease characterised by the reactivation of the latent varicella zoster virus (VZV), the virus that causes chickenpox whenExpand
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Water-based exercise for adults with asthma.
BACKGROUND Asthma is a common condition characterised by airway inflammation and airway narrowing, which can result in intermittent symptoms of wheezing, coughing and chest tightness, possiblyExpand
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Early versus late tracheostomy for critically ill patients.
BACKGROUND Long-term mechanical ventilation is the most common situation for which tracheostomy is indicated for patients in intensive care units (ICUs). 'Early' and 'late' tracheostomies are twoExpand
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Effectiveness and safety of procalcitonin evaluation for reducing mortality in adults with sepsis, severe sepsis or septic shock.
BACKGROUND Serum procalcitonin (PCT) evaluation has been proposed for early diagnosis and accurate staging and to guide decisions regarding patients with sepsis, severe sepsis and septic shock, withExpand
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Interventions for morphea
BACKGROUND Morphea (morphoea) is an immune-mediated disease in which excess synthesis and deposition of collagen in the skin and underlying connective tissues results in hardened cutaneous areas.Expand
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Vaccines for preventing herpes zoster in older adults.
BACKGROUND Herpes zoster, commonly known as shingles, is a neurocutaneous disease caused by the reactivation of the virus that causes varicella (chickenpox). After resolution of the varicellaExpand
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Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) for patellofemoral pain syndrome.
BACKGROUND Patellofemoral pain syndrome, now generally referred to as patellofemoral pain (PFP), is one of the most common orthopaedic disorders, characterised by pain in the anterior orExpand
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AB0773 Interventions for morphea: a cochrane systematic review
Background Morphea is a chronic inflammatory and fibrosing disorder usually limited to the skin and underlying tissues. It is an immune-mediated disease in which excess synthesis and deposition ofExpand
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