A P Crawford

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There is currently no objective reliable diagnostic test for plantar fasciitis inasmuch as diagnosis cannot be made on the basis of finding a heel spur on radiography (x-ray). In this single-blind observational study, ultrasonography was used to measure plantar fascia thickness in subjects with clinically suspected plantar fasciitis and in control subjects.(More)
BACKGROUND Osteonecrosis is a benign condition characterised by necrotic exposed bone, and is associated with bisphosphonate use. Osteonecrosis of the external auditory canal is rare, with only a few reported cases. METHOD Two case reports of temporal bone osteonecrosis are presented. RESULTS A 64-year-old man with a history of immunoglobulin G kappa(More)
Eosinophilic enteritis is now commonly diagnosed in northern Queensland, and cases have been seen elsewhere. The patients present with acute abdominal symptoms, which may mimic appendicitis, and many cases are managed by surgery. To facilitate the diagnosis of this unusual syndrome, six surgically treated cases are reported here. Blood eosinophilia may be a(More)
Plasma testosterone, serum FSH, and serum LH levels of 26 members of a club established for heterosexual transvestites were assayed. Mean plasma testosterone, serum FSH, and serum LH levels of the transvestite subjects were not significantly different from the normal range. The implications of these findings are discussed.
PURPOSE This study was undertaken to determine whether differences in left ventricular (LV) and systemic hemodynamic findings exist between American Indians in different regions that might contribute to known differences in cardiovascular morbidity rates among American Indians. METHODS We compared echocardiography results in 290 non-diabetic Strong Heart(More)