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LOWER-EXTREMITY FUNCTION IN PERSONS OVER THE AGE OF 70 YEARS AS A PREDICTOR OF SUBSEQUENT DISABILITY
Background. Functional assessment is an important part of the evaluation of elderly persons. We conducted this study to determine whether objective measures of physical function can predictExpand
PREDICTING OBESITY IN YOUNG ADULTHOOD FROM CHILDHOOD AND PARENTAL OBESITY
A BSTRACT Background Childhood obesity increases the risk of obesity in adulthood, but how parental obesity affects the chances of a child’s becoming an obese adult is unknown. We investigated theExpand
COMPARISON OF MORTALITY IN ALL PATIENTS ON DIALYSIS , PATIENTS ON DIALYSIS AWAITING TRANSPLANTATION , AND RECIPIENTS OF A FIRST CADAVERIC TRANSPLANT
A BSTRACT Background The extent to which renal allotransplantation — as compared with long-term dialysis — improves survival among patients with end-stage renal disease is controversial, becauseExpand
A RANDOMIZED COMPARISON OF A SIROLIMUS-ELUTING STENT WITH A STANDARD STENT FOR CORONARY REVASCULARIZATION
A BSTRACT Background The need for repeated treatment of restenosis of a treated vessel remains the main limitation of percutaneous coronary revascularization. Because sirolimus (rapamycin) inhibitsExpand
INTRAVENOUS NESIRITIDE, A NATRIURETIC PEPTIDE, IN THE TREATMENT OF DECOMPENSATED CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE
A BSTRACT Background Intravenous infusion of nesiritide, a brain (B-type) natriuretic peptide, has beneficial hemodynamic effects in patients with decompensated congestive heart failure. WeExpand
INHALED ILOPROST FOR SEVERE PULMONARY HYPERTENSION
H ORST O LSCHEWSKI , M.D., G ERALD S IMONNEAU , M.D., N AZZARENO G ALIÈ , M.D., T IMOTHY H IGENBOTTAM , M.D., R OBERT N AEIJE , M.D., L EWIS J. R UBIN , M.D., S YLVIA N IKKHO , M.D., R UDOLF S PEICHExpand
CARDIAC TROPONIN T LEVELS FOR RISK STRATIFICATION IN ACUTE MYOCARDIAL ISCHEMIA
A BSTRACT Background The prognosis of patients hospitalized with acute myocardial ischemia is quite variable. We examined the value of serum levels of cardiac troponin T, serum creatine kinase MBExpand
Vaccination against Lyme Disease with Recombinant Borrelia burgdorferi Outer-Surface Lipoprotein A with Adjuvant
A BSTRACT Background The risk of acquiring Lyme disease is high in areas in which the disease is endemic, and the development of a safe and effective vaccine is therefore important. Methods WeExpand
COMPARISON OF CASPOFUNGIN AND AMPHOTERICIN B FOR INVASIVE CANDIDIASIS
A BSTRACT Background Caspofungin is an echinocandin agent with fungicidal activity against candida species. We performed a double-blind trial to compare caspofungin with amphotericin B deoxycholateExpand
RISK FACTORS FOR INJURY TO WOMEN FROM DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
A BSTRACT Background Domestic violence is the most common cause of nonfatal injury to women in the United States. To identify risk factors for such injuries, we examined the socioeconomic andExpand
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