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High-dose chemoradiotherapy followed by surgery versus surgery alone in esophageal cancer: a retrospective cohort study
(BioMed Central, 2010-06-01)
Background We aimed to assess whether high-dose preoperative chemoradiotherapy (CRT) improves outcome in esophageal cancer patients compared to surgery alone and to define possible prognostic factors for overall survival. ...
Capillary leakage in post-cardiac arrest survivors during therapeutic hypothermia - a prospective, randomised study
(BioMed Central, 2010-05-25)
Background: Fluids are often given liberally after the return of spontaneous circulation. However, the optimal fluid regimen in survivors of cardiac arrest is unknown. Recent studies indicate an increased fluid requirement ...
Patient-reported outcomes as predictors of 10-year survival in women after acute myocardial infarction
(BioMed Central, 2010-11-25)
Background Patient-reported outcomes are increasingly seen as complementary to biomedical measures. However, their prognostic importance has yet to be established, particularly in female long-term myocardial infarction ...
A proposed method to investigate reliability throughout a questionnaire
(BioMed Central, 2011-10-05)
Background: Questionnaires are used extensively in medical and health care research and depend on validity and reliability. However, participants may differ in interest and awareness throughout long questionnaires, which ...
Type 1 plasminogen activator inhibitor (PAI-1) in clear cell renal cell carcinoma (CCRCC) and its impact on angiogenesis, progression and patient survival after radical nephrectomy
(BioMed Central, 2010-12-03)
Background To examine the expression of type 1 plasminogen inhibitor (PAI-1) in clear cell renal cell carcinoma (CCRCC), and its possible association with microvessel density (MVD), the expression of thrombospondin-1 ...
Diagnosis and follow-up of treatment of latent tuberculosis; the utility of the QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-tube assay in outpatients from a tuberculosis low-endemic country
(BioMed Central, 2010-03-08)
Background Interferon-gamma (IFN-γ) Release Assays (IGRA) are more specific than the tuberculosis skin test (TST) in the diagnosis of latent tuberculosis (TB) infection (LTBI). We present the performance of the QuantiFERON®-TB ...