Title: The Use of Patient-reported Outcomes (PRO) Within Comparative Effectiveness Research: Implications for Clinical Practice and Health Care Policy Abstract Background: The goal of comparative effectiveness research (CER) is to explain the differential benefits and harms of alternate methods to prevent, diagnose, treat, and monitor a clinical condition or to improve the delivery of
International expert recommendations of clinical features to prompt referral for diagnostic assessment of cerebral palsy.
AbstractAimTo establish international expert recommendations on clinical features to prompt referral for diagnostic assessment of cerebral palsy (CP ).MethodAn online Delphi survey was conducted with international experts in early identification and intervention for children with CP , to validate the results obtained in two previous consensus groups with Canadian content experts and knowledge users. We
Development of a human stanniocalcin radioimmunoassay: serum and tissue hormone levels and pharmacokinetics in the rat
Abstract Stanniocalcin (STC) is a polypeptide hormone that was first discovered in fish and recently identified in humans and other mammals. In fish STC is produced by one gland, circulates freely in the blood and plays an integral role in mineral homeostasis. In mammals, STC is produced in a number of different tissues and