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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the clearing and intensity of symptoms of rosacea 60 days after the treatment of Helicobacter pylori infection. DESIGN Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial. SETTING The dermatology section of a large multispecialty clinic in the North Central United States. PARTICIPANTS Men and women older than 25 years(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this article is to report the main learning outcomes of the Lake Superior Rural Cancer Care Project. DESCRIPTION OF STUDY The authors designed and tested a multimodal intervention directed at rural providers and their healthcare systems in a large rural area in the north central United States. An experimental design was used to(More)
The findings of the Lake Superior Rural Cancer Care Project may be a harbinger of impeding shortages of pharmacists in most rural areas of the United States. Elderly patients, the population that is most reliant on medication, constitute a large portion of the citizens who are potentially underserved in terms of pharmaceutical care in rural areas. Education(More)
PURPOSE To date, effective cancer care and control intervention studies have been carried out largely in urban and suburban populations. This study was conducted to test innovative interventions, using experimental designs, to improve the care and outcomes of patients with cancer in rural settings. DESCRIPTION OF STUDY The Lake Superior Rural Cancer Care(More)
To study the plasma elimination rate of ceftriaxone given to patients undergoing plasmapheresis, a single 2-g intravenous dose of ceftriaxone was given to 11 patients who underwent plasmapheresis 3 h (early group) or 15 h (late group) later. Even though the early patient group had twofold more ceftriaxone removed than the late group, all individual patients(More)
A growing number of rural cancer patients are receiving chemotherapy in hometown clinics and hospitals. Local access to cancer care offers many advantages to patients and providers, but is it safe to give intravenous chemotherapy? What precautions should be taken? Most physicians are well aware of the regulations pertaining to the use of universal(More)
BACKGROUND Instruments to measure cancer management knowledge of rural physicians, nurses, and pharmacists were needed to evaluate the effect of an educational intervention. Since such instruments did not exist, the authors designed and validated a new instrument for each discipline. METHODS The design and validation process for these instruments are(More)
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