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Videofluoroscopic assessment of swallowing is widely used in clinical settings. The interpretation of such assessments depends on subjective visual judgments but the reliability of these judgments has been poorly researched. This study measured interrater reliability of judgments, made by speech pathologists, of videofluoroscopic images of subjects(More)
Twenty-six patients with metastatic colorectal adenocarcinoma were entered into a Phase I-II study of 5-fluorouracil (5-FUra)-high-dose leucovorin (CF). The starting dose of 5-FUra was 300 mg/sq m with escalation to 750 mg/sq m/week in 6 doses given by rapid i.v. injection midway during a 2-hr infusion of CF, 500 mg/sq m. Partial responses were seen in 9 of(More)
Chronic alcoholics frequently have osteopenia. This usually leads to an increase in long bone fractures. The exact cause of these changes is unknown. They could be caused by a change in the calcium metabolism or a change in the organic phase of bone. To elucidate the exact mechanism by which these changes occur, the following study was done. Forty-six(More)
This article examines a teaching package that was designed to cover the progression of skills agreed to by clinicians and educators as being pertinent to interpreting Videofluoroscopy Swallowing Studies (VFSSs). Sessions taught included knowledge of anatomy and physiology of swallowing, examination and identification of structures and landmarks from(More)
Sixty-five subjects were reviewed 12 months after tinnitus management training, which had been comprised variously of information, relaxation training and a therapeutic noise strategy. Seventy-four per cent of subjects reported increased habituation to tinnitus (n = 48), 65% reported reduced tinnitus annoyance (n = 42), and 52% reported an increased ability(More)
A 5-year-old neutered male Standard Poodle was evaluated by the emergency service at Texas A&M University Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (TAMU VMTH) for inappetence and lethargy, of 3 months duration. These clinical signs occurred shortly after the dog was administered cyclosporine a (5 mg/kg PO q24h) for biopsy-confirmed sebaceous adenitis. Original(More)
INTRODUCTION Recurrence of a dorsal wrist ganglion following surgery is not uncommon and we propose a technique to deal with the problem. METHOD A flap of extensor retinaculum is used to fill the defect left in the wrist capsule following repeat radical excision of the recurrent ganglion. The flap is based on a distal arterial pedicle, usually the(More)
Thiazide diuretics cause changes in calcium metabolism. Clinically, these changes include a decreased excretion of calcium, and in some instances, this results in a corresponding increase in bone mineral. The study of mineral metabolism in bone is difficult because of the slow turnover rate of bone. For this reason, the rat fracture model was used to study(More)