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Anti-Saccharomyces cerevisiae and antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies as predictors of inflammatory bowel disease
Background and aims: Several antibodies have been reported in the sera of patients with Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC). The most commonly described are anti-Saccharomyces cerevisiaeExpand
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Higher Rates of Cigarette Smoking in Male Adolescents Before the Onset of Schizophrenia: A Historical-Prospective Cohort Study
OBJECTIVE: The prevalence of cigarette smoking among schizophrenia patients is significantly higher than in the general population; this may reflect self-medication of symptoms and/or adverse effectsExpand
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Hypertension and socioeconomic status
Purpose of review The impact of socioeconomic status on hypertension is complicated and unclear. In this article, we review the findings of recently published studies pertaining to the associationExpand
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Cost-Benefit of Stockpiling Drugs for Influenza Pandemic
We analyzed strategies for the use of stockpiled antiviral drugs in the context of a future influenza pandemic and estimated cost-benefit ratios. Current stockpiling of oseltamivir appears to beExpand
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Secular Trends in Age at Menarche, Smoking, and Oral Contraceptive Use Among Israeli Girls
Introduction The improved nutrition and socioeconomic status of the population in industrialized countries has resulted in a decrease in the mean age at menarche. This trend raises the question ofExpand
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Clinical and laboratory presentation of EBV positive infectious mononucleosis in young adults.
Clinical descriptions of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) positive infectious mononucleosis (IM) are rare and their results are inconsistent. Over a 4-year period, we prospectively studied 590 young adultsExpand
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Season of birth, natural light, and myopia.
PURPOSE To investigate the possible roles of season of birth and perinatal duration of daylight hours (photoperiod) in the development of myopia. DESIGN Retrospective, population-based,Expand
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The changing prevalence of myopia in young adults: a 13-year series of population-based prevalence surveys.
PURPOSE To determine the changing prevalence of myopia during the years 1990 through 2002 among the 16- to 22-year age group and identify possible risk factors. METHODS A retrospective study, basedExpand
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The effects of Zintona EC (a ginger extract) on symptomatic gonarthritis.
OBJECTIVE Evaluation of the effect of a ginger extract (Zintona EC) on patients suffering from gonarthritis. MATERIAL AND METHODS Twenty-nine patients (6 men and 23 women) with symptomaticExpand
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Prevalence of Prehypertension and Associated Cardiovascular Risk Profiles Among Young Israeli Adults
Recently the Joint National Committee on the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure introduced the term “prehypertension” for systolic blood pressure levels of 120 toExpand
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