Mervin Bossen

  •  A representative video of sequential chest radiographs obtained by chest dynamic radiography for the motion of the diaphragms (“dynamic X-ray phrenicography”). A board-certified radiologist placed a point of interest (red point) on the highest point of each c-kit inhibitor on the radiograph at the resting end-expiratory position. These points…[Read more]

  • Mervin Bossen posted an update 6 months ago

    Pulmonary Function TestsThe pulmonary function tests were performed in all participants on the same day of the imaging study. Parameters of pulmonary function tests were measured according to the American Thoracic Society guidelines 20 ;  21 using a pulmonary function instrument with computer processing (DISCOM-21 FX, Chest MI Co, Tokyo,…[Read more]

  • ResultsFamily history of psoriasis was present in 52.6% of the patients and psoriatic arthropathy in 27.7% of the patients at the start of etanercept treatment.The mean PASI score at the start of etanercept treatment was 10.6 ± 9.1. The mean duration of etanercept treatment was 124.8 ± 71.3 weeks in all patients and 91.5 ± 51.8 weeks in patients…[Read more]

  • Treatment costs with oxaliplatin are quite high; hence, the majority (80%) of oxaliplatin costs were reimbursed to hospitals in The Netherlands as of 2006 while a registry was initiated to provide additional information. This registry was set up to collect additional evidence during the conditional reimbursement period. It has also provided…[Read more]

  • ResultsClassical Test TheoryFig. 1.  CTT: VFQ-25 Item response frequencies by mean item response. CTT, classical test theory; VFQ-25, National Eye Institute Visual Functioning Questionnaire.Figure optionsDownload full-size imageDownload as PowerPoint slideRecommendations to consider on the basis of the CTT results include removing item 12 related…[Read more]

  • We extended model A with the Charlson comorbidity index to build model B, which improved the model and reduced the MAE and RMSE slightly (Table 3). We recommend this Caspase-1 Colorimetric Assay Kit model when the Charlson comorbidity index is available. The performance of the other estimated OLS models using the Dutch value set is shown in…[Read more]

  • This work was supported by the Scientific Grant Agency of the Ministry of Education of the Slovak Republic, the Slovak Academy of Sciences No. VEGA-2/0021/12 and the APVV project No. 0395/12.Indium nitride; PAMBE; Nitridation; PhotoluminescenceExtensive attention has been paid to the indium nitride (InN) epitaxial layers and devices because of…[Read more]

  • As can be seen in Fig. 5, Fig. 7, Fig. 8 ;  Fig. 9, we observed a correlation between the (Zr+ + Zr2+) ion fractions in the total fluxes of positive ions and the deposition rates of the ZrO2 films. As expected, the (O2+ + O+) ion fractions in the total fluxes were systematically higher for the to-substrate O2 inlet except for a deposition at…[Read more]

  • Although most studies did not clearly identify potential treatment effect modifiers in the Methods section, all studies identified imbalances in study or patient characteristics across the RCTs generally on the basis of a qualitative comparison in the Results section, with select studies using a quantitative comparison [44]; [46] ;  [47].…[Read more]

  • Real-World Data Trends in Health CareCurrently, there are multiple public and private efforts to digitize and aggregate health information from administrative claims, EHR, and laboratory tests. Some of these efforts are also collecting additional sources of data including genomic data, patient-reported data, and biometric data from sensors.…[Read more]

  • QALYsThe effects were expressed in terms of QALYs. The quality-of-life weights needed to estimate the QALYs (the so-called utilities) were extracted from the SF-36 [21]. Eleven of the 36 items of this self-report questionnaire are converted into six dimensions (six-dimensional health state short form [derived from SF-36]): physical functioning,…[Read more]

  • Table 3. Distribution and mean CHADS2 score.StudyTreatmentMean time in TTR (target INR of 2–3)*CHADS2score 0–1 (%)CHADS2score 2 (%)CHADS2score 3–6 (%)CHADS2score meanAnalysis population†RE-LYDabigatran 110 mgNA32.624.732.72.13ITT for all outcomesDabigatran 150 mgNA32.235.232.6Warfarin64%30.937.032.1ARISTOTLEApixabanNA34.035.830.22.10ITT for…[Read more]

  • The online procedure is carried out with the integrated THERAKOS UVAR XTS Photopheresis System or the latest THERAKOS CELLEX Photopheresis System. The offline procedure requires multiple machines and consists of three separate stages: in the first stage (collection stage), mononuclear ONX0914 are collected via different separation systems; in…[Read more]

  • Adult hearing screening is thought to motivate people to seek help earlier. Studies in the United Kingdom showed that screening can triple hearing aid ownership among middle-aged adults [16] ;  [17]. The only randomized controlled trial of the effectiveness of screening so far showed that screening with an objective measurement instrument can…[Read more]

  • The five-layer structure of ITO/NiOx/LiTaO3/WO3/ITO is a typical design for electrochromic devices containing transparent electrode, ion storage layer, ions conductor layer, electrochromic layer, and counter transparent electrode. NiOx in the device plays an important role as an anodic electrochromic material complementary to the cathodic WO3…[Read more]

  • Adult hearing screening is thought to motivate people to seek help earlier. Studies in the United Kingdom showed that screening can triple hearing aid ownership among middle-aged adults [16] ;  [17]. The only randomized controlled trial of the effectiveness of screening so far showed that screening with an objective measurement instrument can…[Read more]

  • Utility MeasurementThe CHU9D has nine dimensions (worried, sad, pain, tired, annoyed, schoolwork, sleep, daily routine, and ability to join in activities), with five different levels representing increasing degrees of severity within each dimension. Although it was originally developed for use with younger children aged 7 to 11 years, several…[Read more]

  • Molecular interaction volume model; Vacuum volatilization; Aluminum; Activity coefficients; Removal efficiency1. IntroductionSolar good intentions will be in great demand since it is inexhaustible and cleaner than any other conventional energy resources. At present, expensive semiconductor grade silicon (SEG-Si) is used for solar cell to convert…[Read more]

  • The InN films were grown on c-sapphire substrates by plasma-assisted molecular beam epitaxy (PAMBE) system with the background pressure of ∼1.0 × 10−10 Pa. Sapphire nitridation was performed at 700 °C for 1 h after thermal cleaning at 800 °C to decrease the lattice mismatch for the subsequent growth of InN layers. Then, a low temperature InN…[Read more]

  • Table 2 also presents the results of the consistency model and the full design-by-treatment inconsistency model using Stata command meqrlogit. Compared with results from contrast-based consistency models, the arm-based consistency model showed greater difference between treatment A and the other three treatments. This is probably owing to adding…[Read more]

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