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The Revised CONSORT Statement for Reporting Randomized Trials: Explanation and Elaboration
The RCT is a very beautiful technique, of wide applicability, but as with everything else there are snags. When humans have to make observations there is always the possibility of bias (1).Expand
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Effect of acute renal failure requiring renal replacement therapy on outcome in critically ill patients*
Objectives Acute renal failure is a complication in critically ill patients that has been associated with an excess risk of hospital mortality. Whether this reflects the severity of the disease orExpand
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High sustained virologic response rates in children with chronic hepatitis C receiving peginterferon alfa-2b plus ribavirin.
BACKGROUND & AIMS Pegylated interferon (PEG-IFN) alfa-2b plus ribavirin (RBV) is the standard of care for adults with chronic hepatitis C but was not approved for the treatment of children at theExpand
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One year of alendronate after one year of parathyroid hormone (1-84) for osteoporosis
When used to treat osteoporosis, no more than 2 years of parathyroid hormone (PTH) is permitted, raising the question of whether antiresorptive therapy should be given after PTH is discontinued. ThisExpand
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Critically ill patients readmitted to intensive care units—lessons to learn?
ObjectiveTo evaluate risk factors in critically ill patients who were readmitted to an intensive care unit (ICU) during their hospital stay.DesignProspective multicenter cohort study.Patients andExpand
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Reliability of a standardized reading chart system: variance component analysis, test-retest and inter-chart reliability
BackgroundThe purpose of this study was to analyze statistically the test-retest and inter-chart reliability of three standardized Radner Reading Charts with respect to reading acuity, maximumExpand
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Gender-related differences in intensive care: A multiple-center cohort study of therapeutic interventions and outcome in critically ill patients*
ObjectiveTo determine whether gender-related differences exist in the provided level of care and outcome in a large cohort of critically ill patients. DesignProspective, observational cohort studyExpand
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Male-female differences in the association between incident hip fracture and proximal femoral strength: a finite element analysis study.
Hip fracture risk is usually evaluated using dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) or quantitative computed tomography (QCT) which provide surrogate measures for proximal femoral strength. However,Expand
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Long-term changes in the density and structure of the human hip and spine after long-duration spaceflight
Abstract To determine the long-term effects of long-duration spaceflight, we measured bone mineral density and bone geometry of International Space Station (ISS) crewmembers using quantitativeExpand
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Impact of Gastric Banding on Eating Behavior and Weight
Background: Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) is now the most frequently performed gastric restriction procedure. While short- and longterm outcome have been described extensively, theExpand
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