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This trial compared the cost of an integrated home-based care model with traditional inpatient care for acute chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). 25 patients with acute COPD were randomised to either home or hospital management following request for hospital admission. The acute care at home group costs per separation ($745, CI95% $595-$895, n =(More)
HYPOTHESIS Real-time ultrasound guidance should increase the success rate and lower the complication rate of central venous access in patients with relative contraindications to having the procedure performed. DESIGN Prospective case series. SETTING A community-based tertiary care hospital. PATIENTS Fifty-two patients were studied. Relative risks to(More)
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) follows a variable clinical course which is difficult to predict at diagnosis. We assessed somatic mutation (SHM) status, CD38 and ZAP-70 expression in 87 patients (49 male, 38 female) with stage A CLL and known cytogenetic profile to compare their role in predicting disease progression, which was assessed by the treatment(More)
Autofluorescence is an immunophenotypic characteristic of leukemic blasts in acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL). We examined the fluorescent intensity of isotype controls in 25 cases of APML and 25 controls with acute myeloid leukemia. The fluorescence of the FITC- and PE-conjugated controls was consistently higher in APML. Autofluorescence may therefore(More)
We aimed to identify any pattern of injuries that impacted on the long-term physical wellbeing o f players, sustained by Senior County Gaelic-football players during their playing career and the impact of those injuries on their quality of life. A questionnaire was sent to different Donegal-Panels looking for injuries and surgical procedures undergone in(More)