Elaine Allen

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This paper constructs a Global Entrepreneurship Index (GEINDEX) that captures the contextual feature of entrepreneurship across countries. We find the relationship between entrepreneurship and economic development to be mildly Sshaped not U-shaped or L-shaped. Our findings suggest moving away from simple measures of entrepreneurship across countries(More)
In the first phase of the National Chlamydia Screening Programme (NCSP), the majority of sites involved offered testing with urine sample. Camden & Islington (C&I) were the first site to offer testing with self-taken vaginal swabs (SVS). SVS are appropriate specimens for diagnosing chlamydia by nucleic acid amplification tests. This study aimed to assess(More)
OBJECTIVES We examined the association between comorbidity and long-term mortality from breast cancer and other causes among African-American and white women with breast cancer. METHODS A total of 170 African-American and 829 white women aged 40-84years were followed for up to 28years with median follow-up of 11.3years in the Health and Functioning in(More)
AIM To comprehensively review the health needs of patients living with clinically significant haemoglobinopathies (thalassaemia and sickle-cell disease (SCD)) in New South Wales, Australia. METHODS A survey-based health needs assessment was undertaken in outpatients cared for at five tertiary institutions in metropolitan and regional centres. Sixty-three(More)
This paper constructs a Global Entrepreneurship Index (GEINDEX) that captures the contextual feature of entrepreneurship across countries. We find the relationship between entrepreneurship and economic development to be mildly Sshaped not U-shaped or L-shaped. Our findings suggest moving away from simple measures of entrepreneurship across countries(More)
There are sparse and conflicting data regarding the long-term clinical course of atopic dermatitis (AD). Although often described as a primarily childhood disease, newer population-based estimates suggest the prevalence of pediatric and adult disease may be similar. Our objective was to determine whether there is a decline in the prevalence of AD in(More)
The optimal coronary revascularization strategy (coronary artery bypass grafting [CABG] or percutaneous coronary intervention [PCI]) in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) remains uncertain. We performed an updated systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies comparing CABG and PCI in patients with ESRD using a random-effects model(More)
Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), a hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) disorder, cannot be eradicated by conventional chemotherapy or the tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) imatinib mesylate (IM). This disease persistence results from a population of quiescent CML HSC that are also not effectively targeted by the second generation BCR-ABL TKIs, dasatinib (DAS) or(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To examine the results of simulation-based education with deliberate practice on the acquisition of handoff skills by studying resident intraoperative handoff communication performances. DESIGN Preinvention and postintervention pilot study. SETTING Simulated operating room of a university-affiliated hospital. MEASUREMENTS Resident(More)
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