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Cost-effectiveness of endovascular revascularization compared to supervised hospital-based exercise training in patients with intermittent claudication: a randomized controlled trial.
BACKGROUND The optimal first-line treatment for intermittent claudication is currently unclear. OBJECTIVE To compare the cost-effectiveness of endovascular revascularization vs supervisedExpand
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Supervised walking therapy in patients with intermittent claudication.
OBJECTIVE Exercise therapy is a common intervention for the management of intermittent claudication (IC). However, considerable uncertainty remains about the effect of different exercise componentsExpand
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Endovascular Revascularization and Supervised Exercise for Peripheral Artery Disease and Intermittent Claudication: A Randomized Clinical Trial.
IMPORTANCE Supervised exercise is recommended as a first-line treatment for intermittent claudication. Combination therapy of endovascular revascularization plus supervised exercise may be moreExpand
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Parenteral lipid administration to very-low-birth-weight infants--early introduction of lipids and use of new lipid emulsions: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
BACKGROUND The use of intravenous lipid emulsions in preterm infants has been limited by concerns regarding impaired lipid tolerance. As a result, the time of initiation of parenteral lipid infusionExpand
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Intermittent claudication: clinical effectiveness of endovascular revascularization versus supervised hospital-based exercise training--randomized controlled trial.
PURPOSE To compare clinical success, functional capacity, and quality of life during 12 months after revascularization or supervised exercise training in patients with intermittent claudication. Expand
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Clinical examination versus magnetic resonance imaging in the pretreatment staging of cervical carcinoma: systematic review and meta-analysis
AbstractObjectivesTo review the literature on the diagnostic performance of clinical examination and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in detecting parametrial invasion and advanced stage diseaseExpand
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Systematic review of guidelines on peripheral artery disease screening.
BACKGROUND Peripheral artery disease (PAD) screening may be performed to prevent progression of PAD or future cardiovascular disease in general. Recommendations for PAD screening have to be derivedExpand
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Distensibility of forearm veins in haemodialysis patients on duplex ultrasound testing using three provocation methods.
OBJECTIVE It is well-known that vasodilatator function is affected in patients with renal failure. We hypothesized impaired venous forearm distensibility in haemodialysis patients. The purpose ofExpand
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Methods for calculating sensitivity and specificity of clustered data: a tutorial.
UNLABELLED The performance of a diagnostic test is often expressed in terms of sensitivity and specificity compared with the reference standard. Calculations of sensitivity and specificity commonlyExpand
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Systematic review of guidelines on cardiovascular risk assessment: Which recommendations should clinicians follow for a cardiovascular health check?
OBJECTIVE To appraise guidelines on cardiovascular risk assessment to guide selection of screening interventions for a health check. DATA SOURCES Guidelines in the English language publishedExpand
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