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Predictors of early mortality among incident US hemodialysis patients in the Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (DOPPS).
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Inadequate predialysis nephrology care was strongly associated with mortality during this period, highlighting the potential benefits of contact with a nephrologist at least 1 mo before HD initiation. Expand
Risk Factors for Diagnostic Subgroups of Painful Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD)
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Investigation of risk factors for three diagnostic subgroups of painful TMD found myofascial pain with arthralgia was significantly associated with trauma and clenching, and no significant associations were found for the small-arthralgio-only group. Expand
Recurrences after oral and genital herpes simplex virus infection. Influence of site of infection and viral type.
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The likelihood of reactivation of HSV infection differs betweenHSV-1 and HSV-2 infections and between the sacral and trigeminal anatomical sites, which may account for the relatively rapid increase in the prevalence of clinically recognized genital herpes in recent years. Expand
Diagnosis and clinical manifestations of bacterial vaginosis.
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Elevated vaginal pH was the least specific and amine-like odor the least sensitive sign of bacterial vaginosis, and bacterialvaginosis remained associated with adnexal tenderness after adjusting for coinfection, sexual behavior, and other variables. Expand
The effect of sequential use of vacuum and forceps for assisted vaginal delivery on neonatal and maternal outcomes.
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The relative risk of sequential vacuum and forceps use was greater than the sum of the individual relative risks of each instrument for intracranial hemorrhage, facial nerve injury, seizure, hematoma, and perineal and vaginal lacerations. Expand
Increased risk of high-grade cervical squamous intraepithelial lesions and invasive cervical cancer among African women with human immunodeficiency virus type 1 and 2 infections.
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Higher HIV plasma RNA loads and lower CD4 cell counts were associated with high-risk HPV infection and degree of cervical abnormality among women with HIV, and this association was not observed among women not infected withhigh-risk HPVs. Expand
HIV prevalence, previous HIV testing, and condom use with clients and regular partners among Senegalese commercial sex workers
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Condom use with regular partners is low among registered CSWs in Senegal, and a prior HIV negative test is associated with even less condom use withregular partners, therefore preventing HIV transmission from this population to the general population is important. Expand
A cohort study of the risk of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade 2 or 3 in relation to papillomavirus infection.
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Cervical intraepithelial neoplasia is a common and apparently early manifestation of cervical infection by HPV, particularly types 16 and 18, and is associated with younger age at first intercourse. Expand
Detection of aberrant methylation of four genes in plasma DNA for the detection of breast cancer.
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Data suggest that epigenetic markers in plasma may be of interest for detection of breast cancer, and identification of additional breast cancer specific methylated genes with higher prevalence in early stage cancers would improve this approach. Expand
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