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OBJECTIVE To evaluate in SSc, the frequency of digital lesions and the morphology, characteristics, natural course and time to healing of 1614 digital ulcers (DUs). METHODS One hundred SSc patients were followed up for 4 years. In the first step, the digital lesions were observed and classified at the time of presentation [digital pitting scar (DPS); DU;(More)
Background and Objectives. Care of central venous catheter (CVC) in patients undergoing bone marrow transplantation (BMT) raises significant problems related to the high risk of local infections due to the immunodeficient status, which in itself is a predisposing factor for systemic bloodstream infections. Although frequent changes of CVC dressing might(More)
INTRODUCTION The phenomenon of workplace violence in health care settings, and especially in the emergency department (ED), has assumed the dimensions of a real epidemic. Many studies highlight the need for methods to ensure the safety of staff and propose interventions to address the problem. AIM The aim of this review was to propose a narrative of the(More)
BACKGROUND Several studies have reported an increased risk of wheezing in the children of mothers who used paracetamol during pregnancy. We evaluated to what extent this association is explained by confounding. METHODS We investigated the association between maternal paracetamol use in the first and third trimester of pregnancy and ever wheezing or(More)
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