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What's wrong with Bonferroni adjustments
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This paper advances the view, widely held by epidemiologists, that Bonferroni adjustments are, at best, unnecessary and, at worst, deleterious to sound statistical inference. Expand
Effectiveness of a hospital-wide programme to improve compliance with hand hygiene
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The campaign produced a sustained improvement in compliance with hand hygiene, coinciding with a reduction of nosocomial infections and MRSA transmission, and the promotion of bedside, antiseptic handrubs largely contributed to the increase in compliance. Expand
The French SF-36 Health Survey: translation, cultural adaptation and preliminary psychometric evaluation.
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The results support the claim that the scaling properties of the French version of the SF-36 are adequate and that health outcomes may be reliably assessed using this versions of the instrument. Expand
Hand Hygiene among Physicians: Performance, Beliefs, and Perceptions
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Investigation of risk factors for nonadherence among physicians and of physician beliefs and perceptions associated with hand hygiene in this population found that overall adherence to hand hygiene guidelines was 57%. Expand
Validity of the Fagerström test for nicotine dependence and of the Heaviness of Smoking Index among relatively light smokers.
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In a population of relatively light smokers, FTND and HSI seem to measure little more than the number of cigarettes per day, and a new and more broadly applicable test of addiction to cigarettes is a research priority. Expand
Bacterial contamination of the hands of hospital staff during routine patient care.
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Bacterial contamination increased linearly with time on ungloved hands during patient care, and because hand antisepsis was superior to hand washing, intervention trials should explore the role of systematic handantisepsis as a cornerstone of infection control to reduce cross-transmission in hospitals. Expand
Compliance with Handwashing in a Teaching Hospital
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This observational study investigated factors associated with poor compliance with handwashing in a teaching hospital and used Stata version 5 (Stata Corp., College Station, Texas) for all analyses. Expand
Assessing clinical probability of pulmonary embolism in the emergency ward: a simple score.
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This clinical score, based on easily available and objective variables, provides a standardized assessment of the clinical probability of PE and is applied to emergency ward patients suspected of having PE to allow a more effective diagnostic process. Expand
A Self-Administered Questionnaire to Measure Dependence on Cigarettes: The Cigarette Dependence Scale
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CDS-12 and CDS-5 are reliable measures of cigarette dependence which fulfill several criteria of content validity and construct validity and are sensitive to change over time. Expand
Risk of kidney failure associated with the use of acetaminophen, aspirin, and nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs.
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People who often take acetaminophen or NSAIDs have an increased risk of end-stage renal disease, but not those whooften take aspirin. Expand
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