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To assess the feasibility of peritoneal ports for management of patients with cirrhotic refractory ascites, 10 ports were placed in nine patients for frequent outpatient paracentesis. Retrospective review and telephone interviews were used to assess port performance. Kaplan-Meier analysis revealed a median duration of port patency of 255 days. In 1,557 port(More)
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a painful, chronic disorder and there is currently an unmet need for effective therapies that will benefit a wide range of patients. The research and development process for therapies and treatments currently involves in vivo studies, which have the potential to cause discomfort, pain or distress. This Working Group report(More)
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