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Take-home naloxone to prevent fatalities from opiate-overdose: Protocol for Scotland's public health policy evaluation, and a new measure to assess impact

Aims: Scotland was the first country to adopt take-home naloxone (THN) as a funded public health policy. We summarise the background and rigorous set-up for before/after monitoring to assess the impact on high-risk opiate-fatalities. Methods: Evidence-synthesis ......

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Discrimination of GutCheckNEC, a clinical risk index for necrotizing enterocolitis

Better measures are needed to identify infants at risk for developing necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) and facilitate communication about risk across transitions. Although NEC is multi-factorial, quantification of composite risk for NEC in an individual ......

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Transfusion-associated Necrotizing Enterocolitis (TANEC): Evidence and Uncertainty

Transfusion-associated Necrotizing Enterocolitis (TANEC) has been described as necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) that arises within 48 hours of a blood transfusion. [, ] TANEC is concerning to clinicians and has been shown to be associated with 25–35% ......

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Prevention and early recognition of necrotizing enterocolitis, a tale of two tools: eNEC and GutCheckNEC

Risk for neonatal necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is complex, reflecting its multi-factorial pathogenesis. To improve risk awareness and facilitate communication among neonatal caregivers especially nurses, two tools were developed. GutCheck[NEC] was ......

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Dysgammaglobulinaemia type IV C

Two further patients with isolated deficiency of serum γA-globulin, low normal γG-globulin and increased γM-globulin are described. Following antigenic challenge very little antibody activity could be detected in their sera. No ......

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Health beliefs about bottled water: a qualitative study

There has been a consistent rise in bottled water consumption over the last decade. Little is known about the health beliefs held by the general public about bottled water as this issue is not addressed by the existing quantitative literature. The purpose ......

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Depression in Childbearing Women: When Depression Complicates Pregnancy

Sheila M. Marcus, MDa,b and Julie E. Heringhausen, BSN ..... they feel that they need to prove they are a “good mother”, or believe that seeking treatment will .... Kessler RC, Zhao S, Blazer DG, Swartz M. Prevalence, correlates, and course of  ......

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DYSGAMMAGLOBULINAEMIA TYPE IV C

J. R. HOBBS, A. RUSSELL AND SHEILA M. WORLLEDGE ... m. CIS~. 0 v. 0 v. S >. _ .CCU. E I=C. CU0 $0'0t .5 r. 0 4).,04. 00 Q 44. CU. >b. < m. Q. COU%. 3 .0. 0 bo. CU. S .... she made a good recovery, but...

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Assessment of Sensorimotor Function in Mouse Models of Parkinson's Disease

Sensitive and reliable behavioral outcome measures are essential to the evaluation of potential therapeutic treatments in preclinical trials for many neurodegenerative diseases. In Parkinson's disease, sensorimotor tests sensitive to varying degrees of ......

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Necrotizing Enterocolitis Risk: State of the Science

Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is the most common cause of gastrointestinal-related morbidity and mortality in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Its onset is sudden and the smallest, most premature infants are the most vulnerable. Necrotizing ......