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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE We wished to examine the effectiveness of an early hospital discharge and home-based rehabilitation scheme for patients with acute stroke. METHODS This was a randomized, controlled trial comparing early hospital discharge and home-based rehabilitation with usual inpatient rehabilitation and follow-up care. The trial was carried out(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyse the fertility rates, complications and recurrences in a group of women who have undergone radical vaginal trachelectomy and pelvic lymphadenectomy for early-stage cervical cancer. DESIGN An observational series. SETTING A Gynaecological Oncology Centre. POPULATION One hundred and twenty-three consecutive women who underwent(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The goal of the present study was to examine the resource and economic implications of an early hospital discharge and home-based rehabilitation scheme for patients with acute stroke. METHODS A cost minimization analysis in conjunction with a randomized controlled trial was carried out at 2 affiliated teaching hospitals in the(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine if low maternal serum level of pregnancy associated plasma protein A (PAPP-A) measured in early pregnancy can predict adverse pregnancy outcomes and to examine the gestational age (GA) sampling interval for these outcomes. METHODS This was a nested case-control study from a prospective cohort of women recruited at <20 weeks of(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine intra-operative, short and longer term morbidity associated with Radical Trachelectomy (RT) within our cohort of patients, compared with conventional Radical Hysterectomy (RH). METHODS A retrospective case note review comprising 29 RT and 50 RH patients. Patients who required adjuvant treatment were excluded. Operative data,(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the rate of success and risk of maternal morbidities in women with three or more prior caesareans who attempt vaginal birth after caesarean (VBAC). DESIGN Retrospective cohort design. SETTING Multicentre, from 1996 to 2000, including 17 tertiary and community delivery centres in north-eastern USA. POPULATION A total of 25 005(More)
The productivity of breeding colonies of Mongolian gerbils can be substantially enhanced by using as breeding stock only the 40% of females that exhibit vaginal opening before reaching 25 days of age. Early-maturing females are more likely to breed successfully on first pairing. The lifetime fecundity of early-maturing females is more than twice that of(More)
PURPOSE We compared a WOC nurse-directed, patient-centered intervention called MECALF (motivational enhancement and conditioning activity for leg function) compared to conditioning activities for lower leg function (CALF) alone. Outcomes were study feasibility, pain, motivation, self-efficacy, physical activity, leg strength, and range of motion. DESIGN(More)