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Validation of the Edmonton Symptom Assessment Scale
The Edmonton Symptom Assessment Scale (ESAS) is a nine‐item patient‐rated symptom visual analogue scale developed for use in assessing the symptoms of patients receiving palliative care. The purposeExpand
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The Memorial Symptom Assessment Scale Short Form (MSAS‐SF)
The Memorial Symptom Assessment Scale Short Form (MSAS‐SF), an abbreviated version of the Memorial Symptom Assessment Scale, measures each of 32 symptoms with respect to distress or frequency alone.Expand
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Symptom and quality of life survey of medical oncology patients at a Veterans Affairs medical center
The current study was conducted to assess symptom prevalence and symptom intensity and their relation to quality of life in medical oncology patients at a Veterans Affairs medical center.
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Optimal vitamin D status and serum parathyroid hormone concentrations in African American women.
BACKGROUND Optimal vitamin D status for the prevention of osteoporosis has been inferred from examinations of the serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] concentration below which there is an increase inExpand
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Caries experience and cariogenic markers in HIV-positive children and their siblings.
The purpose of this cross-sectional, masked study was to compare the oral status of perinatally HIV-infected children with their uninfected siblings living in the same environment. A secondaryExpand
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Effect of combined kinetic therapy and percussion therapy on the resolution of atelectasis in critically ill patients.
BACKGROUND Some critically ill patients have difficulty in mobilizing their respiratory secretions. These patients can develop pulmonary atelectasis that may result in hypoxemia. There are some dataExpand
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Significant correlation between cerebral oximetry and carotid stump pressure during carotid endarterectomy.
Limited information on a correlation between carotid stump pressure and cerebral oximetry changes associated with cross-clamping of carotid vessels during carotid endarterectomy (CEA) prompted us toExpand
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Results of carotid endarterectomy with pericardial patch angioplasty: rate and predictors of restenosis.
Routine patch angioplasty after carotid endarterectomy (CEA) is believed to decrease the incidence of recurrent stenosis. The results of autogenous vein, Dacron, and PTFE used as a patch materialExpand
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Relationships between statistical measures of agreement: sensitivity, specificity and kappa.
OBJECTIVES Cohen's kappa coefficient is presently a standard tool for the analysis of agreement on a binary outcome between two tests. In view of the ubiquity of the use of sensitivity, specificity,Expand
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