Acute Disease

Mobile phones support adherence and retention of indigenous participants in a randomised controlled trial: strategies and lessons learnt.

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Jun 24, 2014

BACKGROUND: Ensuring adherence to treatment and retention is important in clinical trials, particularly in remote areas and minority groups. We describe a novel approach to improve adherence, retention and clinical review rates of Indigenous children.

Burden of acute gastrointestinal illness in Denmark 2009: a population-based telephone survey.

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Dec 20, 2011

A cross-sectional telephone survey was conducted in Denmark throughout 2009 to determine the incidence of acute gastrointestinal illness (AGI).

Efficacy of a children's procedural preparation and distraction device on healing in acute burn wound care procedures: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.

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Jan 14, 2013

BACKGROUND: The intense pain and anxiety triggered by burns and their associated wound care procedures are well established in the literature. Non-pharmacological intervention is a critical component of total pain management protocols and is used as an adjunct to pharmacological analgesia.

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