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Pulmonary arterial hypertension is a group of disorders defined by a progressive elevation of pulmonary vascular resistance in the small pulmonary arteries and arterioles. In its untreated form, the disease causes progressive dyspnea and severe activity limitation resulting in premature death due to right ventricular failure. However, the advent of(More)
A Text-To-Speech (TTS) synthesizer is a computer-based system that should be able to read any text aloud, whether it was directly introduced in the computer by an operator or scanned and submitted to an Optical Character Recognition (OCR) system. Systems that simply concatenate isolated words or parts of sentences, denoted as Voice Response Systems, are(More)
RATIONALE Efforts to reduce 30-day readmission have mostly concentrated on addressing deficiencies in care transitions and outpatient management after discharge. There is growing evidence to suggest that physical inactivity is associated with increased hospitalizations. OBJECTIVES We examined whether or not a potentially modifiable factor such as regular(More)
BACKGROUND Physical inactivity is significantly associated with more frequent hospitalizations and increased mortality in COPD even after adjusting for disease severity. While practice guidelines recommend regular physical activity for all patients with COPD, health systems are challenged in operationalizing an effective and sustainable approach to assist(More)
A Text-To-Speech (TTS) synthesizer is a computer-based system that should be able to read any text aloud, whether it was directly introduced in the computer by an operator or scanned and submitted to an Optical Character Recognition (OCR) system. Systems that simply concatenate isolated words or parts of sentences, denoted as Voice Response Systems, are(More)
Recurrent post-cataract endophthalmitis is a well-recognized postoperative complication that has been attributed to various organisms and different mechanisms. To our knowledge, there is no case of recurrent postoperative endophthalmitis reported where the organism was found to be sequestered in the posterior capsule, escaping total eradication and thus(More)
BACKGROUND Efforts to reduce 30-day readmissions are resource intensive. Healthcare systems need to target interventions at patients with the highest risk. Information on physical functioning has been found to increase the performance of previously published risk prediction models. We examined whether functional status documented during routine nursing care(More)
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