Cardiac defects are the most common birth defect and affect approximately 0.8% of newborns. Over the past 70 years there has been a remarkable increase in survival of children with congenital heart disease.
Primary Raynaud’s phenomenon is generally a benign condition, but some population-based studies suggest that secondary Raynaud’s phenomenon develops in 12 to 20% of subjects first diagnosed with the primary condition.
As risks of unintended pregnancy increase with every change of contraceptive method, this study aimed to measure continuity with contraception among adolescents, and factors that influence it.
A nation-wide smoking ban in public places was enforced in Switzerland in 2010. But less is known about personal factors influencing the likelihood of smoking cessation.
This study was performed in a unique setting – an institution with with a very low prevalence of MRSA, which provided the opportunity to report from an almost homogenous methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus cohort.
Effective and safe oral anticoagulation can be achieved by use of a vitamin K antagonist with a high time in the therapeutic range. However, several studies have shown that in clinical practice time in the therapeutic range is less than optimal.
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