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Causes and consequences of comorbidity: a review.
A literature search was carried out to identify and summarize the existing information on causes and consequences of comorbidity of chronic somatic diseases. A selection of 82 articles met ourExpand
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Increased risk of common infections in patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus.
BACKGROUND Clinical data on the association of diabetes mellitus with common infections are virtually lacking, not conclusive, and often biased. We intended to determine the relative risks of commonExpand
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Incidence and prevalence of complaints of the neck and upper extremity in general practice.
OBJECTIVE To study the incidence and prevalence of neck and upper extremity musculoskeletal complaints in Dutch general practice. METHODS Data were obtained from the second Dutch national survey ofExpand
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Monitoring health inequalities through general practice: the Second Dutch National Survey of General Practice.
BACKGROUND For the second time a plan to monitor public health and health inequalities in the Netherlands through general practice was put into action: the Second National Survey of General PracticeExpand
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Internet-based monitoring of influenza-like illness (ILI) in the general population of the Netherlands during the 2003–2004 influenza season
BackgroundAn internet-based survey of influenza-like illness (ILI) – the Great Influenza Survey or GIS – was launched in the Netherlands in the 2003–2004 influenza season. The aim of the presentExpand
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A systematic review and meta-analysis of the effects of antibiotic consumption on antibiotic resistance
BackgroundGreater use of antibiotics during the past 50 years has exerted selective pressure on susceptible bacteria and may have favoured the survival of resistant strains. Existing information onExpand
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Sexual orientation and mental and physical health status: findings from a Dutch population survey.
OBJECTIVES We sought to determine whether sexual orientation is related to mental and physical health and health behaviors in the general population. METHODS Data was derived from a healthExpand
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Comorbidity in patients with diabetes mellitus: impact on medical health care utilization
BackgroundComorbidity has been shown to intensify health care utilization and to increase medical care costs for patients with diabetes. However, most studies have been focused on one health careExpand
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The aim of the study was to investigate the value of the Mini‐Mental State Examination (MMSE) for use by general practitioners (GPs) in a group of elderly patients in whom the GPs are considering aExpand
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Antibiotic use and resistance in long term care facilities.
INTRODUCTION The common occurrence of infectious diseases in nursing homes and residential care facilities may result in substantial antibiotic use, and consequently antibiotic resistance. FocusingExpand
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