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BACKGROUND Few studies have compared the prognosis and liver-related mortality in patients with NAFLD (nonalcoholic fatty liver disease) and AFLD (alcoholic fatty liver disease). We aimed to investigate the etiology and liver-related mortality of patients with liver biopsy verified fatty liver disease in a population based setting. METHODS In this(More)
Patients with Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) have a well-characterized immune deficiency of T cell function, originally identified by increased susceptibility to certain infections. Epidemiological evidence has long pointed to infectious etiologies in younger HL patients. With the aim of expanding our knowledge on the potential role of pre-existing immune deficiency(More)
IMPORTANCE Multiple myeloma (MM) is consistently preceded by the precursor state, monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS). The average annual risk of progression from MGUS to multiple myeloma is 0.5% to 1.0%. Current guidelines suggest life-long clinical follow-up of individuals diagnosed as having MGUS depending on risk stratification.(More)
Goal attainment scaling (GAS) is a method of measurement that attempts to tailor measures to the relevant and often unique characteristics of an event, individual, program, or organization. The general approach is common in industry, management, service delivery, and most forms of contractual arrangements or agreements. GAS has quantification(More)
BACKGROUND Monitoring warfarin with Fiix-prothrombin time (Fiix-PT), which is only affected by coagulation factors II and X, stabilizes anticoagulation and reduces thromboembolism compared to PT/INR monitoring. We compared outcome in nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) patients treated with Fiix-warfarin, direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs), or(More)
OBJECTIVE To validate a mathematical algorithm that calculates risk of diabetic retinopathy progression in a diabetic population with UK staging (R0-3; M1) of diabetic retinopathy. To establish the utility of the algorithm to reduce screening frequency in this cohort, while maintaining safety standards. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS The cohort of 9690(More)
Our study aimed to validate a model to determine a personalised screening frequency for diabetic retinopathy. A model calculating a personalised screening interval for monitoring retinopathy based on patients’ risk profile was validated using the data of 3,319 type 2 diabetic patients in the Diabetes Care System West-Friesland, the Netherlands. Two-field(More)
Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) show a familial aggregation whereby first-degree relatives of MPN patients have a 5 to 7 times higher risk of developingMPNs.MPNpatients have a reduced life expectancy as compared with the general population, but there is limited information on the impact of familiality on survival. Therefore, we conducted a(More)
BACKGROUND Rapid fluctuations in factor VII during warfarin anticoagulation change the international normalised ratio (INR) but contribute little to the antithrombotic effect. We aimed to assess non-inferiority of anticoagulation stabilisation with a warfarin monitoring method affected only by factors II and X (Fiix-prothrombin time [Fiix-PT]) compared with(More)
BACKGROUND Data on the potential influence of macroeconomic recessions on maternal diseases during pregnancy are scarce. We aimed to assess potential change in prevalence of pregnancy-induced hypertensive disorders (preeclampsia and gestational hypertension) during the first years of the major national economic recession in Iceland, which started abruptly(More)