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Canal wall down mastoidectomy: A long term commitment to the outpatients?
BACKGROUND: Canal wall down and canal wall up mastoidectomy represent two surgical approaches to middle ear cleft pathology. Very few studies have examined the effects of these procedures both on the patients' well being ...
Histopathological changes in the human larynx following expanded polytetrafluroethylene (Gore-Tex(R)) implantation.
BACKGROUND: Expanded polytetrafluroethelyne (e PTFE, Gore-Tex(R)) has been advocated as an implant material for medialization of the vocal fold. Animal studies involving rabbits and a porcine model have demonstrated host ...
Our very own coral reef crisis
Exposing the key functions of a complex intervention for shared care in mental health: case study of a process evaluation.
BACKGROUND: Complex interventions have components which can vary in different contexts. Using the Realistic Evaluation framework, this study investigates how a complex health services intervention led to developments in ...
Objectively measured physical activity and its association with adiponectin and other novel metabolic markers: a longitudinal study in children (EarlyBird 38).
OBJECTIVE: Recent evidence suggests that, in children, traditional markers of metabolic disturbance are related only weakly to physical activity. We therefore sought to establish the corresponding relationships with newer ...
The cervical dystonia impact profile (CDIP-58): can a Rasch developed patient reported outcome measure satisfy traditional psychometric criteria?
BACKGROUND: The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are currently producing guidelines for the scientific adequacy of patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) in clinical trials, which will have implications ...
The size of the treatment effect: do patients and proxies agree?
BACKGROUND: This study examined whether MS patients and proxy respondents agreed on change in disease impact, which was induced by treatment. This may be of interest in situations when patients suffer from limitations that ...