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The sensitivity of using physician claims data for injury ascertainment was examined in a cohort of 1,181 elderly who were treated in the emergency department of one of 10 hospitals for injuries in 1993-1994. The clinical record of the type and date of injury was compared with diagnostic and procedure codes in the Quebec health insurance agency records of(More)
Although European and Australian studies of syringe exchange programs have reported safer injection among participants and no increase in drug use, the generalizability of these findings to the US is uncertain. We report on the operations and potential effectiveness of the longest-operating syringe exchange in the US and compare our results to studies of(More)
The development of chemoresistance is a persistent problem during the treatment of cancer. Although reversion or modification of acquired chemoresistance has been previously observed, no systematic exploration has been undertaken. Here, we report a case study of 2 male patients, 62 and 66 years old, both with histologically proven, radiologically(More)
In May 2000 a scout camp was held on an agricultural showground in New Deer, Aberdeenshire. There were 337 campers at the event, comprising 233 cubs, scouts, and venture scouts, and 104 adults. The event was abandoned early because of heavy rainfall. Twenty campers who became ill between 28 May and 3 June were confirmed as having E. coli O157 infection.(More)
Peer review is a widely accepted instrument for raising the quality of science. Peer review limits the enormous unstructured influx of information and the sheer amount of dubious data, which in its absence would plunge science into chaos. In particular, peer review offers the benefit of eliminating papers that suffer from poor craftsmanship or(More)
For over a year, the Tacoma Syringe Exchange has been operating in spite of existing drug paraphernalia laws. One hundred fifty-four subjects have been interviewed regarding drug injection practices for the month prior to first use of the exchange and for the most recent month since using the exchange. Statistically significant reductions in mean frequency(More)
  • T. Reid
  • 2013
PURPOSE This review examines the clinical evidence showing that imatinib can be prescribed to treat recurrence or progression of gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) in patients who interrupted first-line imatinib therapy in the adjuvant or advanced/metastatic setting. METHODOLOGY A literature search was performed in PubMed, Web of Knowledge, and Google(More)
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