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BACKGROUND Advances in the treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) in the last decade have significantly improved survival; however, simple biomarkers to predict response or toxicity have not been identified, which are applicable to all community oncology settings worldwide. The use of inflammatory markers based on differential white-cell counts,(More)
BACKGROUND A consensus has emerged that angiotensin-converting-enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin-II receptor blockers (ARBs) have specific renoprotective effects. Guidelines specify that these are the drugs of choice for the treatment of hypertension in patients with renal disease. We sought to determine to what extent this consensus is supported by(More)
BACKGROUND To investigate three genetic alterations (TP53 mutation, Kras mutation and microsatellite instability (MSI)) and three polymorphisms (methylene tetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) C677T, excision repair cross complementing group 1 (ERCC1)-118 and X-ray repair cross complementing group 1 (XRCC1)-399) for their ability to predict response, survival(More)
The study compared paper-based and electronic-based medical handover with respect to quality of information transfer during hospital out-of-hours shifts, and analysed the caseload burden of the hospital night team. The participants were 1645 hospital patients transferred from the day team to the out-of-hours team over four months in 2006. Quality of(More)
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