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Pharmacoeconomic evaluation of COPD.
STUDY OBJECTIVES The clinical outcomes and health-care costs of a cohort of 413 patients with COPD are reported. DESIGN This study was a retrospective pharmacoeconomic analysis. SETTINGExpand
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Intensive smoking cessation intervention reduces mortality in high-risk smokers with cardiovascular disease.
PURPOSES To compare an intensive smoking cessation intervention against usual care in hospitalized high-risk smokers with acute cardiovascular disease. METHODS A total of 209 hospitalized smokersExpand
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Impact of Pharmacy Counseling on Compliance and Effectiveness of Combination Lipid‐Lowering Therapy in Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Revascularization: A Randomized, Controlled Trial
This randomized, controlled trial evaluated the impact of personalized follow‐up on compliance rates in high‐risk patients receiving combination lipid‐lowering therapy over 2 years. A random sampleExpand
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Pharmacoeconomic evaluation of a combination of ipratropium plus albuterol compared with ipratropium alone and albuterol alone in COPD.
STUDY OBJECTIVE To conduct a post hoc pharmacoeconomic evaluation of two double-blind, randomized, prospective, parallel group studies comparing the long-term efficacy and safety of ipratropiumExpand
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Economic Burden of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
The incidence, morbidity and mortality of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is rising throughout the world. The total economic cost of COPD in the US in 1993 was estimated to be overExpand
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An efficiency evaluation of protocols for tight glycemic control in intensive care units.
BACKGROUND The efficiency of protocols for tight glycemic control is uncertain despite their adoption in hospitals. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the efficiency of protocols for tight glycemic controlExpand
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Acetylcysteine in the prevention of contrast-induced nephropathy after coronary angiography.
BACKGROUND Contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) after coronary angiography is associated with increased morbidity and mortality rates. Preliminary studies with N-acetylcysteine (NAC) have foundExpand
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Analysis of healthcare resource utilization with intensive insulin therapy in critically ill patients*
Objective:To perform an analysis of healthcare resource utilization with intensive insulin therapy, which has recently been shown to reduce morbidity and mortality rates of mechanically ventilatedExpand
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Clinical and economic evaluation of the Trellis-8 infusion catheter for deep vein thrombosis.
PURPOSE To summarize the preliminary experience with the Trellis-8 infusion catheter (TIC) in the treatment of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and compare the outcome to that with catheter-directedExpand
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The Prevention of Contrast-Induced Nephropathy
Objective: Contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) is a complication which may develop after exposure to iodinated contrast media. The resulting acute kidney injury (AKI) is associated with an increase inExpand
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