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Pain syndromes of the lumbar spine are one of the main problems in orthopedic practice. The therapeutic effect of NSAIDs is not subject to doubt in this connection. But considering that the application of NSAIDs is frequently associated with side effects, a reduction of dosage would be to the patient's benefit. Clinical studies have shown that concomitant(More)
Pain syndromes of the lumbar spine are one of the main problems in orthopedic practice. The therapeutic effect of NSAIDs is not subject to doubt in this connection. But considering that the application of NSAIDs is frequently associated with side effects, a reduction of dosage would be to the patient's benefit. Clinical studies have shown that concomitant(More)
The production of vitamin D metabolites in response to ultraviolet irradiation has been studied in 5 control subjects and 8 patients with psoriasis; both groups responded similarly. Significant increases within the normal range were observed for serum 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D; these increases were negatively related to the initial concentrations of(More)
In an experimental study, we investigated the influence of a toxic dose of 13-cis-retinoic acid (40 mg per kg body weight daily) on the spermatogenesis of 30 Wistar rats. 15 rats were killed immediately after 8 weeks application; the remaining 15 animals were put to death after another 8 weeks without application. A control group of another 20 rats only(More)
Two cases of cutaneous myxoma are presented. In case 1 the cutaneous myxoma was localized on the left thumb and clinically resembled a pyogenic granuloma. In case 2 it was found at the left nipple. The benign cutaneous tumor may herald a cardiac myxoma and other conditions. Thus, a cutaneous myxoma should be accepted as an indication for thorough(More)
Colophony (rosin) derives from pine resin, tall oil and stump extractives. It is used as is or in chemically modified forms: hydrogenated, disproportionated, esterified, polymerized, as salt or reacted with maleic anhydride or formaldehyde. One of the largest single uses is in the sizing of paper and paperboard. There are hundreds of opportunities for a(More)