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Repeat hospitalization due to acute heart failure (HF) is a global public health problem that markedly impacts on health resource use. Identifying novel predictors of rehospitalization would help physicians to determine the optimal postdischarge plan for preventing HF rehospitalization. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is an emerging risk factor for(More)
OBJECTIVE Transvaginal sonography (TVS) and serum biomarkers are used widely in clinical practice to triage women with adnexal masses, but the effectiveness of current biomarkers is weak. The aim of this study was to determine the best method of diagnosing patients with adnexal masses, in terms of diagnostic accuracy and economic costs, among four triage(More)
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is an emerging risk factor for heart failure (HF). Although some progress has been made in improving survival among patients admitted for HF, the rates of hospital readmissions and the related costs continue to rise dramatically. We sought to examine whether NAFLD and its severity (diagnosed at hospital admission)(More)
A growing body of evidence suggests that a variety of upper respiratory symptoms (URS) are associated with gastro-oesophageal reflux (GORD). The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of endoscopic erosive, and non-erosive, oesophagitis among patients complaining of persistent URS, in the absence of typical GORD symptoms, and to compare them with(More)
In the context of physical medicine and rehabilitation, gait analysis is the "gold standard" for an effective assessment of any problems in the locomotor patterns. Surface electromyography is one of the exams within the protocol of the gait analysis, allowing an assessment of functional limitations in the walking. Considering the Physical Medicine and(More)
Vision algorithms are known to be time-consuming, due to the amount of data needed to process. A solution to reduce this computation time is to implement these algorithms on specific modules with well-suited architectures. This approach leads to building dedicated vision machines that are well tailored to fulfill the needs of a given application. In other(More)
AIM An early diagnosis of congenital heart disease (CHD) is necessary for the obstetrical management. METHODS One thousand five hundred and fifty-six pregnant women underwent a fetal 2-D echocardiography from 1991 to 2002. We assessed patients who had the most common risk factor (RF): family history of CHD, diabetes mellitus, teratogen drugs,(More)
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