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A Severity Score Index for Clostridium difficile Infection
AbstractEpidemiological data from 51 patients with Clostridium difficile infection and 50 controls were evaluated for risks factors and outcomes. We developed a Severity Score Index that consisted ofExpand
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Long‐term mortality and morbidity of transfusion‐associated non‐A, non‐B, and type C hepatitis: A National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute collaborative study
Persons with non‐A, non‐B hepatitis (cases) identified in 5 transfusion studies in the early 1970s have been followed ever since and compared for outcome with matched, transfused, non‐hepatitisExpand
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An Innovative Severity Score Index for Clostridium difficile Infection: A Prospective Study
Background: Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) accounts for significant inhospital mortality. The purpose of this study was to validate a 9-point severity score index (SSI) at the time ofExpand
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Sexual activity as a risk factor for hepatitis C in Puerto Rico.
BACKGROUND Hepatitis C (HCV) is a blood born infection that affects millions of people worldwide. Although IV drug use (IVDU) and blood transfusions have been clearly defined as transmission riskExpand
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Type 2 diabetes mellitus and colorectal neoplasia risk in Hispanics: a case-control study.
AIMS There is inconclusive evidence regarding the potential link between diabetes mellitus (DM) and colorectal cancer (CRC). Associations between type 2 DM and colorectal neoplasia (CRN; colorectalExpand
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Epiploic Appendagitis, an Uncommon Cause of Abdominal Pain: A Case Series and Review of the Literature.
OBJECTIVE Epiploic appendagitis (EA) is a rare entity caused by the inflammation of the appendix epiploica. It is a benign and self-limited condition presenting as acute onset abdominal pain. TheExpand
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Sustained virologic response among Latino veterans; does it represent the cure of chronic hepatitis C infection?
OBJECTIVE Short-term benefits of achieving sustained virologic response (SVR) to treatment for hepatitis C virus infection (HCV) have been well established. However long-term data on benefits ofExpand
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Transcatheter arterial chemoembolization and percutaneous ethanol injection for Hepatocellular carcinoma: a retrospective review of the Veterans Affairs Caribbean Healthcare System.
BACKGROUND Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a common malignancy worldwide and has a poor prognosis. Although surgery and liver transplantation provide better outcomes, most patients are notExpand
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Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome: A Paradoxical Cannabis Effect
Despite well-established antiemetic properties of marijuana, there has been increasing evidence of a paradoxical effect in the gastrointestinal tract and central nervous system, given rise to a newExpand
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A Comparison of Brunt's Criteria, the Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Activity Score (NAS), and a Proposed NAS Scoring that Includes Fibrosis in Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Staging.
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of NASH in veterans with metabolic syndrome and compare histologic grading using the Brunt criteria, the NAFLD activity score (NAS),Expand
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