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Pulmonary arterial hypertension in congenital heart disease: an epidemiologic perspective from a Dutch registry.
The spectrum of adult congenital heart disease in Europe: morbidity and mortality in a 5 year follow-up period. The Euro Heart Survey on adult congenital heart disease.
The spectrum of adult CHD in Europe emerging from this survey is one of a predominantly young population with substantial morbidity but relatively low mortality in a 5 year period.
Pulmonary arterial hypertension in adults born with a heart septal defect: the Euro Heart Survey on adult congenital heart disease
In this selected population of adults with congenital heart disease, PAH was common and predisposed to more symptoms and further clinical deterioration, even among patients with previous defect closure and patients who had not developed Eisenmenger’s physiology.
Lifetime Medical Costs of Obesity: Prevention No Cure for Increasing Health Expenditure
Although effective obesity prevention leads to a decrease in costs of obesity-related diseases, this decrease is offset by cost increases due to diseases unrelated to obesity in life-years gained.
Aortic root growth in men and women with the Marfan's syndrome.
Delivery of care for adult patients with congenital heart disease in Europe: results from the Euro Heart Survey.
- P. Moons, P. Engelfriet, H. Kaemmerer, F. Meijboom, E. Oechslin, B. Mulder
- MedicineEuropean Heart Journal
- 1 June 2006
It is indicated that the provision of care in Europe for adults with congenital heart defects is suboptimal and continuous effort must be applied by healthcare professionals in order to implement the recommendations on the organization of care for these patients.
Importance of nondrug costs of intravenous antibiotic therapy
- A. V. van Zanten, P. Engelfriet, Karin van Dillen, Miriam van Veen, M. Nuijten, K. Polderman
- Medicine, Political ScienceCritical Care
- 14 October 2003
Total costs of IV antibiotic administration are formed not only by the costs of the drugs themselves, but also, to a substantial degree, by the time expended by medical and nursing staff, costs of disposable materials and overhead costs.
Gender differences in adult congenital heart disease
Evidence is found that gender differences exist in morbidity and mortality among adult patients with congenital heart disease, as well as in medical management among adults born with a heart defect.
Rendering hospital budgets volume based and open ended to reduce waiting lists: does it work?
Beyond the root: dilatation of the distal aorta in Marfan’s syndrome
Careful monitoring of the entire aorta is essential for the optimal management of patients with Marfan’s syndrome, especially after elective surgery, but is insufficiently performed in Europe.