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BACKGROUND Spurious increases in serum troponins, especially troponin T, have been reported in patients with and without acute myocardial syndromes. METHODS We studied 78 autopsied patients without clinical myocardial infarction (MI) and correlated histologic cardiac findings with antemortem serum creatine kinase (CK), its MB isoenzyme (CK-MB), cardiac(More)
BACKGROUND Numerous agencies have developed clinical practice guidelines for the management of postmenopausal osteoporosis. The study objective was to conduct a systematic assessment of the quality of osteoporosis guidelines produced since 1998. METHODS Guidelines were identified by searching MEDLINE (1998+), the world wide web, known guideline developer(More)
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