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Air pollution and congenital heart defects.
Environmental factors such as ambient air pollution have been associated with congenital heart defects. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between gestational exposure to airExpand
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The global prevalence of IBS in adults remains elusive due to the heterogeneity of studies: a Rome Foundation working team literature review
Objectives The global prevalence of IBS is difficult to ascertain, particularly in light of the heterogeneity of published epidemiological studies. The aim was to conduct a literature review, byExpand
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Seasonal variations of human sperm cells among 6455 semen samples: a plausible explanation of a seasonal birth pattern.
OBJECTIVE To compare the different sperm parameters according to season of the year on sperm production day and the season 70 days prior (during spermatogenesis). STUDY DESIGN RetrospectiveExpand
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The utility of basal serum LH in prediction of central precocious puberty in girls.
OBJECTIVE The mainstay of distinction between prepubertal girls and girls who are suspected of having central precocious puberty (CPP) is based on gonadotropin measurements after a GnRH stimulationExpand
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Use of administrative medical databases in population-based research
Administrative medical databases are massive repositories of data collected in healthcare for various purposes. Such databases are maintained in hospitals, health maintenance organisations and healthExpand
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Trends and seasonality in birth frequency: a comparison of Muslim and Jewish populations in southern Israel: daily time series analysis of 200 009 births, 1988-2005.
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to assess effects of natural and artificial seasonality on reproduction in a large cohort of Muslim and Jewish women, living in the same geographic area. Expand
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Prenatal exposure to gestational diabetes mellitus as an independent risk factor for long-term neuropsychiatric morbidity of the offspring.
BACKGROUND The reported rates of gestational diabetes mellitus are constantly escalating and little is known about long-term complications in the offspring. Evidence from the field of epigeneticsExpand
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Grief and Bereavement of Israeli Dog Owners: Exploring Short-Term Phases Pre- and Post-Euthanization
Several studies have investigated the grief that owners experience after they euthanized their pets. However, research has not explored the cognitive and emotional processes those dog ownersExpand
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Neonatal seizure recognition – Comparative study of continuous-amplitude integrated EEG versus short conventional EEG recordings
OBJECTIVES This study aims to detect seizures by amplitude-integrated electroencephalography (EEG) (aEEG) as compared with conventional EEG (cEEG) by clinicians with different levels of expertise. Expand
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Costs and Resource Utilization for Diagnosis and Treatment During the Initial Year in a European Inflammatory Bowel Disease Inception Cohort: An ECCO-EpiCom Study
Background:No direct comparison of health care cost in patients with inflammatory bowel disease across the European continent exists. The aim of this study was to assess the costs of investigationsExpand
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