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To evaluate anatomical and functional impairment of the retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) using optical coherence tomography (OCT) and automated perimetry in patients with optic nerve head drusen (ONHD). Sixty-six eyes (66 patients) were studied with ONHD — confirmed by ultrasound B scan — and 70 eyes (70 subjects) of healthy control subjects. ONHD cases(More)
BACKGROUND A simple empirically based method for assessment of the feasibility of workplace health promotion programs is described, focusing on cancer hazards (lifestyles, workplace hazards, deficient early detection). The basic components of feasibility are addressed: extent of hazards; needs of employees for hazard reduction and acceptability of WHP; and(More)
BACKGROUND The usefulness of sputum culture in guiding microbiological diagnosis of community-acquired pneumonia is controversial. We evaluate and assess it using the Patients Outcome Research Team (PORT) predictive scoring system. METHODS A cohort of 1669 patients with community-acquired pneumonia was studied. Before administering antibiotic therapy,(More)
INTRODUCTION The Patients' Experiences of LIving with CANcer associated thrombosis (PELICAN) study has identified the experience of cancer-associated thrombosis (CAT) to be a distressing one, for which patients feel ill prepared for and receive insufficient support. However, such data was from a United Kingdom (UK) population and may not be representative(More)
The program of help to the smoker (PHS) consists of a systematic intervention upon the whole of the demanding population, identifying the smokers and acting on them with a short, concise advise in all visits. The results after 2 months of operation of the PHS in a primary care center are reported. Among 483 persons 104 smokers were detected (23.65%). 27%(More)
OBJECTIVE [corrected] We describe a method for feasibility assessment of workplace health promotion (WHP) programs as a necessary prerequisite of any WHP program. METHODS A total of 167 employees from five workplace communities participated in the study. A questionnaire on the basic components of feasibility (risk factors, attitudes to workplace health(More)
PURPOSE To review our experience on the treatment of chronic pseudophakic endophthalmitis. METHODS A retrospective and descriptive review of 6 consecutive cases: 4 after extracapsular cataract extraction and one after phacoemulsification with implant of posterior chamber intraocular lenses, and one aphakic patient after extracapsular cataract extraction.(More)
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