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The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of intermittent pneumatic compression of the plantar venous plexus with the newly developed arteriovenous impulse system. Seventy-four patients about to undergo primary unilateral total hip arthroplasty for osteoarthrosis, all receiving a standard thrombosis prophylaxis regime of thigh-length(More)
In this study we evaluated the survival of 515 AIDS patients diagnosed in Amsterdam between 1982 and 1988 and followed-up until April 1990. Non-resident patients survived for a shorter period than resident patients (median survival time 10 versus 16 months). Residents had a 1-, 2- and 3-year survival of 56.1, 33.0 and 17.2%, respectively. Heterosexual(More)
European AIDS surveillance data, reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre on AIDS, Paris by 30 June 1986, have been analysed statistically to assess current trends and to provide short-term predictions. Reported case numbers were first adjusted to allow for the estimated time delays between diagnosis and reporting. The adjusted(More)
The capsaicin 8% cutaneous patch is an emergent new treatment option for patients with peripheral neuropathic pain. In randomized controlled clinical studies relevant pain relief for 12 weeks was achieved in about one third of patients following a single application. The first part of this paper is a review of the pathophysiology, pharmacology, and(More)
Chlamydia trachomatis is the most common, curable, sexually transmitted disease in many Western countries, leading to severe sequelae, such as infertility and ectopic pregnancy. As most chlamydial infections are asymptomatic, screening programs seem to be an attractive public health measure. MEDLINE, EMBASE, the Health Economic Evaluation Database and the(More)
The object was to model and project utilization of hospital in-patient days for selected diseases in The Netherlands. We used sex- and age-specific standardized monthly utilization of hospital in-patient days during 1980-90 for lung cancer, diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke, and pneumonia. These data were supplied by the Health Care Information(More)
AIMS To evaluate the efficacy of acupuncture, and sweeping of the fetal membranes, as methods for induction of labor. METHODS Four hundred and seven pregnant women with normal singleton pregnancies and cephalic presentations were randomized at three delivery wards in Denmark at day 290 of gestation into groups of acupuncture, sweeping, acupuncture and(More)
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