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Stress doses of hydrocortisone reduce chronic stress symptoms and improve health-related quality of life in high-risk patients after cardiac surgery: a randomized study.
OBJECTIVES Improvement in health-related quality of life is a major object of cardiac surgery. However, high stress exposure during the perioperative period of cardiac surgery can result in theExpand
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Exposure to high stress in the intensive care unit may have negative effects on health-related quality-of-life outcomes after cardiac surgery
ObjectiveUp to 20% of patients do not show improvements in health-related quality of life (HRQL) after cardiac surgery, despite apparently successful surgical procedures. We sought to determineExpand
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18F-FDG PET/CT Identifies Patients at Risk for Future Vascular Events in an Otherwise Asymptomatic Cohort with Neoplastic Disease
Our objective was to evaluate the association of arterial 18F-FDG uptake and calcifications in large arteries as detected by 18F-FDG PET/CT with the subsequent occurrence of vascular events inExpand
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Bacterial contamination of platelet concentrates: results of a prospective multicenter study comparing pooled whole blood–derived platelets and apheresis platelets
BACKGROUND: The GERMS Group initiated a prospective multicenter study to assess prevalence and nature of bacterial contamination of pooled buffy‐coat platelet concentrates (PPCs) and apheresisExpand
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Prognostic significance of continuous EEG monitoring in patients with poor-grade subarachnoid hemorrhage
IntroductionPredicting outcome in patients with poor-grade subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) may help guide therapy and assist in family discussions. The objective of this study was to determine ifExpand
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Experience of German Red Cross blood donor services with nucleic acid testing: results of screening more than 30 million blood donations for human immunodeficiency virus‐1, hepatitis C virus, and
BACKGROUND: The risk of transfusion‐transmitted human immunodeficiency virus‐1 (HIV‐1), hepatitis C virus (HCV), and hepatitis B virus (HBV) infections is predominantly attributable to donationsExpand
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A Paddock to reef monitoring and modelling framework for the Great Barrier Reef: Paddock and catchment component.
Targets for improvements in water quality entering the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) have been set through the Reef Water Quality Protection Plan (Reef Plan). To measure and report on progress towards theExpand
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High levels of the soluble programmed death-ligand (sPD-L1) identify hepatocellular carcinoma patients with a poor prognosis.
AIM Immunotherapy in cancer is a recent and very promising approach, namely the inhibition of the PD/programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) axis. Here we aimed to investigate the prognostic value of aExpand
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Blood donor screening for parvovirus B19 in Germany and Austria
BACKGROUND: Although the main transmission pathway of parvovirus B19 (B19) is typically via the respiratory route, several transfusion‐transmitted infections have been reported. To increase bloodExpand
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International survey on NAT testing of blood donations: expanding implementation and yield from 1999 to 2009
International survey on NAT testing of blood donations : expanding implementation and yield from 1999 to 2009.
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