OBJECTIVE The purpose of this article is to identify the most rotation-stable hindfoot alignment measurement techniques on hindfoot alignment view and long axial view radiographs. MATERIALS AND METHODS Hindfoot alignment was quantified on hindfoot alignment view and long axial view radiographs of a phantom in different rotation positions. Rotation… (More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the ability of coronal non-weight-bearing MR images to discriminate between normal and abnormal hindfoot alignment. METHODS Three different measurement techniques (calcaneal axis, medial/lateral calcaneal contour) based on weight-bearing hindfoot alignment radiographs were applied in 49 patients (mean, 48 years; range 21-76… (More)
Bladder cancer is the fourth most common malignancy among men in the Western world. Bone metastasis occurs in 27 % of the cases. Usually, the location is the spine. The present report describes the first case of a proven distant bone metastasis to the acromion from a urinary bladder carcinoma in a patient with shoulder pain.
PURPOSE During recent years, gene expression analyses based on DNA chip technologies have allowed for the genome-wide identification of genes potentially associated with growth processes in a variety of organs. The present study aims to identify genes differentially expressed in the growing temporomandibular joint cartilage by means of transcriptome… (More)
We report the observation of a child born at 38 5/7 weeks' gestation, who presented with marked microcephaly and suffered from persistent intractable epilepsy up to his death at the age of 5 days. Magnetic resonance imaging suggested lissencephaly. But interestingly no submicroscopical deletion in LIS-1 gene could be detected and true lissencephaly could… (More)
A commonly used method of investigating colour vision, that is, the ability of the human visual system to discriminate colours, is based on the use of isochromatic colour plates, such as those used in the Ishihara test. The present paper describes a new computer-based method of determining red/green colour vision deficiencies. The method involves the… (More)
Testing of visual acuity for distant vision can be computerized by using monitor screens to present optotypes. Because of the limited spatial resolution of conventional monitors, measurement of visual acuity for near vision is not possible. This paper describes a new computer-aided method for the measurement of both near and distant visual acuity. Our… (More)