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In this randomised double-blind study, patients >or=40 years old with COPD, a smoking history of >or=10 pack-years, a pre-bronchodilator FEV(1) of <or=60% predicted and an FEV(1)/FVC of <or=70%… (More)
BACKGROUND Endometrial cancer is the most common female genital cancer and approximately 90% of the cases are diagnosed while they are still confined to the uterus. However, the frequency and the… (More)
Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) have emerged as significant nosocomial pathogens. A hospital-wide prevalence study was performed to identify cases with VRE faecal colonisation. A case-control… (More)
BACKGROUND Endometrial cancer is the most common female genital cancer and approximately 90% of the cases are diagnosed while they are still confined to the uterus. However, the natural history and… (More)
Background: Approximately 10% of patients treated with intrapleural instillation of fibrinolytics fail to respond and therefore need more invasive techniques, such as video-assisted thoracoscopic… (More)
Early stage COPD carries a significant healthcare burden that is currently underrecognised, underdiagnosed and undertreated. Furthermore, patients at this stage can rapidly decline to advanced… (More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) levels in serum and the central nervous system are altered in patients with schizophrenia, suggesting that changes in the expression of… (More)
Polymorphisms in the brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) gene have been indicated to be associated with schizophrenia. Previous studies have suggested that val66met polymorphism may increase the… (More)
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is mainly related to smoking habit and is characterized by airflow limitation that is not fully reversible. The airflow limitation is usually both… (More)
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