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INTERMACS profiles of advanced heart failure: the current picture.
BACKGROUND The current classification of patients with New York Heart Association Class IV symptoms does not offer adequate description to allow optimal selection of patients for the current optionsExpand
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A randomized active-controlled trial of mycophenolate mofetil in heart transplant recipients. Mycophenolate Mofetil Investigators.
BACKGROUND After heart transplantation, 1-year and 5-year survival rates are 79% and 63%, respectively, with rejection, infection, and allograft coronary artery disease accounting for the majority ofExpand
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Continuous Combination Oral Contraceptive Pills to Eliminate Withdrawal Bleeding: A Randomized Trial
OBJECTIVE To compare bleeding profiles of a traditional 28-day oral contraceptive pill cycle with continuous administration. METHODS After a 28-day run-in cycle, women were randomized to eitherExpand
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Pharmacist prescribing of hormonal contraceptives: results of the Direct Access study.
OBJECTIVE To describe implementation of a collaborative drug therapy protocol to screen and counsel women for safe use of hormonal contraceptives prescribed by community pharmacists. DESIGNExpand
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Depomedroxyprogesterone‐induced Hypoestrogenism and Changes in Vaginal Flora and Epithelium
Objective To identify the effects of depomedroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) on vaginal microbial flora and epithelium. Methods Women who desired DMPA for contraception were evaluated before and at 3Expand
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A Comparison Between the Vaginal Ring and Oral Contraceptives
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether contraceptive vaginal ring use results in similar estimated genital symptoms, signs, examination, and laboratory findings compared with oral contraceptive use.Expand
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The Effect of Reflux and Bile Acid Aspiration on the Lung Allograft and Its Surfactant and Innate Immunity Molecules SP‐A and SP‐D
Gastro‐esophageal reflux and related pulmonary bile acid aspiration were prospectively investigated as possible contributors to postlung transplant bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS). We alsoExpand
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Experience with the Levitronix CentriMag circulatory support system as a bridge to decision in patients with refractory acute cardiogenic shock and multisystem organ failure.
OBJECTIVE Patients with refractory acute cardiogenic shock and multisystem organ failure have a poor outcome with implantation of permanent ventricular assist devices. We review our experience withExpand
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Menstrual Reduction With Extended Use of Combination Oral Contraceptive Pills: Randomized Controlled Trial
OBJECTIVE To compare a traditional 28‐day cycle to an extended 49‐day cycle of the 30 μg ethinyl estradiol (E2)/300 μg norgestrel monophasic birth control pill regimen. METHODS Ninety subjectsExpand
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Breast Reduction Utilizing the Maximally Vascularized Central Breast Pedicle
Experience using a maximally vascularized central breast pedicle to nourish the nipple-areola is presented. The pedicle is designed to incorporate vascular contributions from the lateral thoracicExpand
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