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BACKGROUND Indwelling urethral catheters are often used for bladder drainage in hospital. Urinary tract infection is the most common hospital-acquired infection, and a common complication of urinary catheterisation. Pain, ease of use and quality of life are important to consider, as well as formal economic analysis. Suprapubic catheterisation can also(More)
The treatment of primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) with chemo- and radiotherapy is efficient in terms of tumor response. However, time to tumor progression often is of short duration and leptomeningeal relapse is common. We present a 66-year-old man in third relapse of a CD20-positive PCNSL. After treatment with intravenous and(More)
BACKGROUND It is known that in vivo platelet survival varies as the platelet count changes. Previous attempts at curve fitting fail to predict the decreased platelet survival in thrombocythemia. Therefore, mathematical relations that more closely approximate platelet survival were derived and used in models of platelet transfusion practice. STUDY DESIGN(More)
Cultured skin fibroblasts from a 3 yr old girl with severe, diffuse neurologic disease and persistant lactic acidosis, oxidized radioactive citrate, palmitate, and pyruvate at less than one-third the rate of control cells. Her fibroblasts oxidized isocitrate and glutamate at rates comparable with controls. In disrupted cells from this patient, the activity(More)
  • D Loper, E Hom
  • 2000
Adequate nurse staffing is crucial to the provision of quality maternity care in the rapidly changing health care market including the triage of obstetric patients. The mandate for cost-efficient services must be balanced by the triage of health team members who are essential to safe and effective operations in the inpatient perinatal setting. The(More)
BACKGROUND Granulocyte-colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) is used for the mobilization of progenitor cells and granulocytes. False-positive hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISAs) (NML) from one manufacturer in individuals receiving G-CSF have been observed. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS Sixty-six autologous peripheral(More)
To evaluate patient satisfaction and regret with their decision for reconstructive surgery, and determine if they valued each item equally in the composite definition of success after making the decision for surgery. A list was created including all patients who underwent laparoscopic sacral colpopexy or laparoscopic uterosacrocolpopexy. Patients were(More)
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