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Pulmonary nocardiosis in cystic fibrosis.
BACKGROUND The treatment of Nocardia species found in the sputum of cystic fibrosis patients is of unknown value. METHODS We conducted a retrospective analysis of the impact of directed oralExpand
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Study protocol for the ‘HelpMeDoIt!’ randomised controlled feasibility trial: an app, web and social support-based weight loss intervention for adults with obesity
Introduction HelpMeDoIt! will test the feasibility of an innovative weight loss intervention using a smartphone app and website. Goal setting, self-monitoring and social support are three keyExpand
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Chronic exposure to elevated norepinephrine suppresses insulin secretion in fetal sheep with placental insufficiency and intrauterine growth restriction.
In this study, we examined chronic norepinephrine suppression of insulin secretion in sheep fetuses with placental insufficiency-induced intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR). Glucose-stimulatedExpand
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Relationship between smokers' modes of entry into quitlines and treatment outcomes.
OBJECTIVES To assess the relationship between the mode of entry into a quitline service and subsequent tobacco use treatment outcomes. METHODS A retrospective study using logistic regressionExpand
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Exposure to parental smoking in childhood is associated with persistence of respiratory symptoms into young adult life.
Exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) has been established as a significant risk factor for respiratory symptoms and diseases in children. However, it is unclear whether the effects ofExpand
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Environmental tobacco smoke exposure among infants, children and young people: now is no time to relax
The detrimental effects of environmental tobacco smoke (ETS—also referred to as passive or secondhand smoke) exposure begin in utero as the placenta offers no barrier to ETS exposure. MaternalExpand
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An app-, web- and social support-based weight loss intervention for adults with obesity: the HelpMeDoIt! feasibility RCT
Background: Finding solutions to rising levels of obesity continues to be a major public health focus. Social support has an important role in successful weight loss, and digital interventions canExpand
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PTH-012 Implementation of UK acute upper GI bleeding bundle results in significant improvements in quality standards
Introduction The 2015 NCEPOD report ‘Time to Get Control’ highlighted the need to improve the quality of care of patients with acute upper GI bleeding (AUGIB). The BSG Endoscopy Quality ImprovementExpand
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Health effects of childhood exposure to environmental tobacco smoke in children followed to adulthood
11 CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION 13 1.1 Statement of the Issue 14 1.2 Specific Aims and Hypotheses 15 1.3 Background and Literature Review 16 CHAPTER 2: METHODOLOGY 36 2.1 Study Population & Design 37 2.2Expand
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