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Chronic alcohol abuse is associated with an increased incidence of acute respiratory distress syndrome and severity of multiple organ dysfunction in patients with septic shock
ObjectiveAlcohol is one of the most commonly used drugs in the world and causes dysfunction in many vital organs. However, the effects of chronic alcohol abuse on acute lung injury and nonpulmonaryExpand
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Measurement Issues Related to Data Collection on the World Wide Web
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As the World Wide Web has become more prominent as a mode of communication, it has opened up new possibilities for research data collection. Expand
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Angiogenic and lymphangiogenic microvessel density in breast carcinoma: correlation with clinicopathologic parameters and VEGF-family gene expression
Angiogenesis and lymphangiogenesis are essential for breast cancer progression and are regulated by vascular endothelial growth factors (VEGF). To determine clinical and molecular correlates of theseExpand
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Prophylactic balloon angioplasty fails to prolong the patency of expanded polytetrafluoroethylene arteriovenous grafts: results of a prospective randomized study.
PURPOSE Maintenance of hemodialysis access grafts represents an enormous social and clinical problem. Current grafts and graft salvage techniques are inadequate. Consequently, there has beenExpand
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Upper gastrointestinal bleeding in patients with chronic renal failure: role of vascular ectasia.
OBJECTIVES The role of vascular ectasia (VE) as a cause of bleeding in the upper GI tract (UGIB) in patients with chronic renal failure (CRF) is controversial. We evaluated the prevalence VE as aExpand
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Collaterals dramatically alter stroke risk in intracranial atherosclerosis
Stroke risk due to intracranial atherosclerosis increases with degree of arterial stenosis. We evaluated the previously unexplored role of collaterals in modifying stroke risk in intracranialExpand
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Restenosis after successful coronary angioplasty in patients with single-vessel disease.
To determine risk factors for restenosis, we studied 998 patients who underwent elective coronary angioplasty (PTCA) to native coronary arteries between July 1980 and July 1984. Restenosis, definedExpand
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Efficacy and Safety of Glutamine-supplemented Parenteral Nutrition in Surgical ICU Patients: An American Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial
Objective:To determine whether glutamine (GLN)-supplemented parenteral nutrition (PN) improves clinical outcomes in surgical intensive care unit (SICU) patients. Summary Background Data:GLNExpand
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Statistical inference for infectious diseases. Risk-specific household and community transmission parameters.
A statistical model is presented for the analysis of infectious disease data from family studies in the community. The model partitions the sources of infection into those from within the householdExpand
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Risk factor status and vascular events in patients with symptomatic intracranial stenosis
Background: There are limited data on the relationship between control of vascular risk factors and vascular events in patients with symptomatic intracranial arterial stenosis. Methods: We utilizedExpand
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