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A Prediction Rule to Identify Low-Risk Patients with Community-Acquired Pneumonia
A BSTRACT Background There is considerable variability in rates of hospitalization of patients with communityacquired pneumonia, in part because of physicians’ uncertainty in assessing the severityExpand
INTRAVENOUS NESIRITIDE, A NATRIURETIC PEPTIDE, IN THE TREATMENT OF DECOMPENSATED CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE
A BSTRACT Background Intravenous infusion of nesiritide, a brain (B-type) natriuretic peptide, has beneficial hemodynamic effects in patients with decompensated congestive heart failure. WeExpand
PULMONARY DEAD-SPACE FRACTION AS A RISK FACTOR FOR DEATH IN THE ACUTE RESPIRATORY DISTRESS SYNDROME
A BSTRACT Background No single pulmonary-specific variable, including the severity of hypoxemia, has been found to predict the risk of death independently when measured early in the course of theExpand
THE EFFECT OF CARVEDILOL ON MORBIDITY AND MORTALITY IN PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC HEART FAILURE
Background. Controlled clinical trials have shown that beta-blockers can produce hemodynamic and symptomatic improvement in chronic heart failure, but the effect of these drugs on survival has notExpand
SPERM MORPHOLOGY , MOTILITY , AND CONCENTRATION IN FERTILE AND INFERTILE MEN
D AVID S. G UZICK , M.D., P H .D., J AMES W. O VERSTREET , M.D., P H .D., P AM F ACTOR -L ITVAK , P H .D., C HARLENE K. B RAZIL , B.S., S TEVEN T. N AKAJIMA , M.D., C HRISTOS C OUTIFARIS , M.D., P HExpand
UNDERLYING CAUSES AND LONG-TERM SURVIVAL IN PATIENTS WITH INITIALLY UNEXPLAINED CARDIOMYOPATHY
A BSTRACT Background Previous studies of the prognosis of patients with heart failure due to cardiomyopathy categorized patients according to whether they had ischemic or nonischemic disease. TheExpand
Vouchers for Private Schooling in Colombia : Evidence from a Randomized Natural Experiment
Colombia used lotteries to distribute vouchers which partially covered the cost of private secondary school for students who maintained satisfactory academic progress. Three years after theExpand
ELECTROPHYSIOLOGIC TESTING TO IDENTIFY PATIENTS WITH CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE WHO ARE AT RISK FOR SUDDEN DEATH
A BSTRACT Background The mortality rate among patients with coronary artery disease, abnormal ventricular function, and unsustained ventricular tachycardia is high. The usefulness ofExpand
INTRANASAL MUPIROCIN TO PREVENT POSTOPERATIVE STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS INFECTIONS
A BSTRACT Background Patients with nasal carriage of Staphylococcus aureus have an increased risk of surgicalsite infections caused by that organism. Treatment with mupirocin ointment can reduce theExpand
THE EFFECT OF FINASTERIDE ON THE RISK OF ACUTE URINARY RETENTION AND THE NEED FOR SURGICAL TREATMENT AMONG MEN WITH BENIGN PROSTATIC HYPERPLASIA
J OHN D. M C C ONNELL , M.D., R EGINALD B RUSKEWITZ , M.D., P ATRICK W ALSH , M.D., G ERALD A NDRIOLE , M.D., M ICHAEL L IEBER , M.D., H. L OGAN H OLTGREWE , M.D., P ETER A LBERTSEN , M.D., C LAUS G.Expand
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