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This article discusses the utilization patterns of the Medicare aged who were continuously enrolled in the program for over a 4-year period. Data used for this study were compiled from a random sample of Medicare beneficiaries in Colorado who were continuously enrolled from October 1974 through December 1978. Five utilization variables: medical office(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS In the past three decades, there have been major advances in the procedure and candidate selection for liver transplantation. The aim of this study was to assess the changes in outcomes of liver transplantations in the Unites States. METHODS This observational study uses the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR) that(More)
BACKGROUND Liver transplantation is a standard of care for treatment of end-stage liver disease. The aim of this study was to evaluate resource utilization for patients admitted to the U.S. hospitals for liver transplantation from 2005 to 2009. METHODS Nationwide inpatient sample was used. RESULTS A total of 5527 hospital admissions were included to the(More)
Heated humidification of nasal continuous positive airway pressure (nCPAP) reduces upper airway symptoms and improves initial use in obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS). The present study aimed to assess the effect of heated humidification of nCPAP on upper airway symptoms and initial use in obstructive sleep apnoea. This study was of a randomised,(More)
Additional Contributions:We acknowledge Chaya Prasad, MD, Richard Ray, MD, Jason Lee, MD, and the other members of the Kaiser Permanente Northern California (KPNC) Blood Bank for facilitating access to blood bank data used in the study. We thank Cynthia Vasallo, BSN, and Linda Gliner, BSN (KPNC Department of Quality and Operation Support), for performing(More)
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most common complication of HCV infection leading to liver transplantation. We evaluated the impact of aetiology of liver disease on patient and graft survival following liver transplantation for HCC. From the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (2002-2011), all adults who underwent liver transplantation for(More)
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