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OBJECTIVE The purpose of this trial was to compare usual patient education plus the Internet-based Personal Patient Profile-Prostate, vs. usual education alone, on conflict associated with decision making, plus explore time-to-treatment, and treatment choice. METHODS A randomized, multi-center clinical trial was conducted with measures at baseline, 1-,(More)
BACKGROUND Men diagnosed with localized prostate cancer (LPC) can choose from multiple treatment regimens and are faced with a decision in which medical factors and personal preferences are important. The Personal Patient Profile-Prostate (P3P) is a computerized decision aid for men with LPC that focuses on personal preferences. We determined whether the(More)
Peripheral neuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, monoclonal gammopathy and skin changes are often the presenting features of the POEMS syndrome. Approximately 50% of these are associated with osteosclerotic myeloma, a rare variant of multiple myeloma and some with Castleman's disease, an unusual lympho-proliferative disorder. The underlying pathogenetic(More)
BACKGROUND Comorbidity indices summarize complex medical histories into concise ordinal scales, facilitating stratification and regression in epidemiologic analyses. Low subject prevalence in the highest strata of a comorbidity index often prompts combination of upper categories into a single stratum ('collapsing'). OBJECTIVE We use data from a breast(More)
BACKGROUND The Personal Patient Profile-Prostate (P3P), a web-based decision aid, was demonstrated to reduce decisional conflict in English-speaking men with localized prostate cancer early after initial diagnosis. The purpose of this study was to explore and enhance usability and cultural appropriateness of a Spanish P3P by Latino men with a diagnosis of(More)
  • J Bosco
  • 1988
Immunology is a discipline that traverses all branches of clinical medicine. Thus since about ten years ago major hospitals in Malaysia established routine clinical immunology services particularly in the diagnosis of autoimmune/connective tissue disorders. More recently these laboratories have ventured into basic research in Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever,(More)
Data from an electronic medical record were used to demonstrate a large variation in the proportion of patients treated with vancomycin in 56 newborn intensive care units, which ranged from 18% to 70% . Use of oxacillin or nafcillin instead of vancomycin was rare during the first few years of the study period but was routine in 13% of the newborn intensive(More)
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