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Echinacea for Treating the Common Cold
BACKGROUND Echinacea is widely used to treat the common cold. OBJECTIVE To assess the potential benefits of echinacea as a treatment of common cold. DESIGN Randomized, controlled trial.Expand
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Idiopathic chronic cough: association with organ specific autoimmune disease and bronchoalveolar lymphocytosis
Background: We have recently reported a strong association between organ specific autoimmune disease and idiopathic chronic cough and have suggested that cough may be caused by airway inflammationExpand
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Risedronate in adults with osteogenesis imperfecta type I: increased bone mineral density and decreased bone turnover, but high fracture rate persists
SummaryBisphosphonates can increase bone mineral density (BMD) in children with osteogenesis imperfecta (OI). In this study of adults with OI type I, risedronate increased BMD at lumbar spine (butExpand
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Rationale and methods for a trial assessing placebo, echinacea, and doctor-patient interaction in the common cold.
BACKGROUND Clinical medicine and healthcare policy are increasingly guided by randomized controlled trials, which in turn are dependent on the validity of placebo control. It is important toExpand
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Placebo Effects and the Common Cold: A Randomized Controlled Trial
PURPOSE We wanted to determine whether the severity and duration of illness caused by the common cold are influenced by randomized assignment to open-label pills, compared with conventionalExpand
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Guidelines for the public health management of typhoid and paratyphoid in England: practice guidelines from the National Typhoid and Paratyphoid Reference Group.
OBJECTIVES The Typhoid and Paratyphoid Reference Group (TPRG) was convened by the Health Protection Agency (HPA) and the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) to revise guidelines forExpand
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Applicability of the EORTC/MSG criteria for IFD in clinical practice
Invasive fungal disease (IFD) is a feared complication in patients with hematological malignancies. In 2008, the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer/Invasive Fungal InfectionsExpand
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Clinical significance of common cold treatment: professionals' opinions.
BACKGROUND Little is known about professionals' knowledge and attitudes regarding the clinical significance of treatments for common cold (upper respiratory infection, presumed viral). METHODS WeExpand
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New Method for Real Time Influenza Surveillance in Primary Care: A Wisconsin Research and Education Network (WREN) Supported Study
Introduction: The goal of public health infectious disease surveillance systems is to provide accurate laboratory results in near-real time. When it comes to influenza surveillance, most currentExpand
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