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Factors predictive of complicated or severe alcohol withdrawal in alcohol dependent inpatients.
OBJECTIVE In a department of hepatology and gastroenterology, a significant number of patients are hospitalized for alcohol withdrawal. The aim of this retrospective study was to identify factorsExpand
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Is extended thromboprophylaxis necessary in elective colorectal cancer surgery?
Colorectal cancer surgery carries a high risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) but the optimal duration of thromboprophylaxis is unknown. The cost‐effectiveness of extended prophylaxis is not known inExpand
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Effect of hepatic cryotherapy on serum CEA concentration in patients with multiple inoperable hepatic metastases from colorectal cancer.
Eleven patients with multiple hepatic metastases from colorectal cancer, all judged inoperable, were treated by cryotherapy using a probe through which liquid nitrogen was circulated using a singleExpand
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Predicting chronic post-operative pain following laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair
BackgroundChronic post-operative pain (CPP) following laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair (LIHR) may cause significant morbidity and be more problematic than recurrence. Determining pre-operativeExpand
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Conventional adverse features do not predict response to adjuvant chemotherapy in stage II colon cancer
The role of adjuvant chemotherapy in patients with stage II colon cancer is unclear. Current guidelines recommend adjuvant chemotherapy for high‐risk patients, although the benefit demonstrated toExpand
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The first attack of acute rheumatic fever in childhood--clinical and laboratory profile.
One hundred consecutive cases of 'first attack' of acute rheumatic fever were studied. There were 52 males and 48 females, constituting 1.12% of total hospital admissions. Nearly 10% of children wereExpand
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Sequential Parenteral to Oral Clindamycin Dosing in Pediatric Musculoskeletal Infection: A Retrospective Review of 30 mg/kg/d Versus 40 mg/kg/d
Background: Children with musculoskeletal infection in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) prevalent communities are often treated with oral clindamycin. Current guidelines recommendExpand
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Normal ranges of some select lymphocyte sub-populations in peripheral blood of normal healthy Indians
A national task force was constituted by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), to define reference ranges for several lymphocyte sub-populations in healthy Indians. The task force comprisedExpand
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Paediatric day surgery: revisiting the University Hospital of the West Indies experience.
Day surgery is cheaper and allows for less time delay. In developing countries with limited health budgets, these factors lead to higher patient turnover and shortened waiting lists. The decreasedExpand
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