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BACKGROUND Future progress in tackling malaria mortality will probably be hampered by the development of resistance to drugs and insecticides and by the contraction of aid budgets. Historically, control was often achieved without malaria-specific interventions. Our aim was to assess whether socioeconomic development can contribute to malaria control. (More)
Whether antibiotic prophylaxis can prevent bacterial endocarditis is hotly debated. In an attempt to settle this issue, we have assessed the efficacy of prophylaxis for bacterial endocarditis on native valves in a nationwide, case-control study in the Netherlands. Cases were patients with known cardiac disease in whom endocarditis developed within 180 days(More)
Strains of the Mycobacterium avium intracellulare complex (MAIC) have become important colonisers of patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Restriction fragment length polymorphisms were used to study the DNA from 88 MAIC isolates, including 51 derived from 47 AIDS patients. MAIC isolates from 33 of 45 AIDS patients were identical at the(More)
As an alternative to morphological identification of circulating neoplastic lymphocytes in the blood of patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, DNA of peripheral blood lymphocytes was analysed for clonal immunoglobulin gene rearrangements in 29 patients with low-grade B-cell lymphomas. 76% of the patients showed clonal rearrangements of immunoglobulin genes(More)
OBJECTIVE Shared decision making is widely recognized to facilitate effective health care. The purpose of this study was to assess the applicability and usefulness of a scale to measure the presence and extent of shared decision making in clinical decisions in psychiatric practice. METHODS A coding scheme assessing shared decision making in general(More)
Five patients in whom plasma paraquat concentrations suggested that survival was in doubt were treated by charcoal haemoperfusion. The mass of paraquat removed was in each case between 2.5 and 19.1 mg. Three of the patients survived and two died. The mass of paraquat removed is low in relation to the adult lethal dose of 1000-3000 mg.
The purpose of this study was to quantitatively examine elements of shared decision making (SDM), and to establish empirical evidence for factors correlated with SDM and the level of agreement between consumer and provider in psychiatric care. Transcripts containing 128 audio-recorded medication check-up visits with eight providers at three community mental(More)