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To prospectively evaluate whether age of patient affects diagnostic accuracy of sonography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the diagnosis of medial meniscal tears. We prospectively evaluated 74 consecutive patients (54 males and 20 females), in two different groups [group A (37 patients ≤ 30 years; mean age: 23.5 ± 5 years) and group B (37 patients >(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine the efficacy of sonographically guided intra-flexoral sheath corticosteroid injection in the treatment of trigger thumb. METHODS This study included 112 trigger thumbs of 104 patients (7 males, 97 females; mean age: 52.11 years) studied prospectively from 2009 to 2011. All patients experienced pain,(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) represents a group of inherited disorders of the phagocytic system, involving recurrent infections at different sites, especially the respiratory system. The present study was accomplished in order to determine the clinical spectrum of Iranian patients with CGD. METHODS Forty-one patients (29 males and 12(More)
To compare the coaxial and noncoaxial techniques of renal parenchymal core needle biopsy. This is an institutional review board-approved randomised controlled trial comparing 83 patients (male, n = 49) who underwent renal parenchymal core biopsy with coaxial method and 83 patients (male, n = 40) with noncoaxial method. The rate of complications, the number(More)
To compare the procedural time and complication rate of coaxial technique with those of noncoaxial technique in transperineal prostate biopsy. Transperineal prostate biopsy with coaxial (first group, n = 120) and noncoaxial (second group, n = 120) methods was performed randomly in 240 patients. The procedural time was recorded. The level of pain experienced(More)
A combination of bioceramics and polymeric nanofibers holds promising potential for bone tissue engineering applications. In the present study, hydroxyapatite (HA), bioactive glass (BG), and tricalcium phosphate (TCP) particles were coated on the surface of electrospun poly(L-lactic acid) (PLLA) nanofibers, and the capacity of the PLLA, BG-PLLA, HA-PLLA,(More)
OBJECTIVES To present new approaches to using duplex Doppler scanning to detect kidney complications in the early posttransplant period. MATERIALS AND METHODS We assessed the resistive index and the pulsatility index in 127 renal transplant patients (73 men, mean age, 35.2 +/- 14 years) who underwent duplex Doppler scanning on the first, third, and fifth(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to compare patients with multiple sclerosis and healthy control subjects as regards hemodynamics of cerebral venous drainage. MATERIAL/METHODS Between December 2012 and May 2013, 44 consecutive patients with multiple sclerosis and 44 age- and sex-matched healthy subjects underwent the B-mode, color Doppler, and(More)
To evaluate the potential relationship between scrotal ultrasound findings and abnormal semen analysis. Eighty-seven patients with varicoceles underwent semen analysis and scrotal sonography. On ultrasound, estimated testes volume and the largest pampiniform vein diameters on the affected side at rest and with Valsalva manoeuvre in both the supine and(More)
Pilocytic astrocytoma with leptomeningeal dissemination is a rare phenomenon and can be associated with obstructive hydrocephalus and an unfavorable prognosis. Herein, we report a seventeen-year-old boy with a history of ventriculo-peritoneal shunt insertion due to severe hydrocephalus who presented with progressive headache and vomiting together with(More)