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Twenty couples who conceived their babies by in vitro fertilization/gamete intrafallopian transfer (IVF/GIFT) were seen between 15 and 27 months postdelivery in order to evaluate social-emotional well-being and parental functioning. Emotional health and marital adjustment were assessed by standard questionnaires and compared with general population norms.(More)
AIMS To examine the independent relevance of plasma concentrations of 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] for vascular and non-vascular mortality. METHODS AND RESULTS We examined associations of plasma concentrations of 25(OH)D and cause-specific mortality in a prospective study of older men living in the UK and included findings in meta-analyses of similar(More)
BACKGROUND Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis worldwide and is a major cause of pain and disability in elderly people. The health economic burden of osteoarthritis is increasing commensurate with obesity prevalence and longevity. Osteoarthritis has a strong genetic component but the success of previous genetic studies has been restricted(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether osteolysis after total hip arthroplasty (THA) is associated with common polymorphisms within the genes encoding the interleukin-1 (IL-1) family and IL-6, and to determine whether polymorphisms that are associated with osteolysis affect in vitro messenger RNA (mRNA) expression in human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs)(More)
Aims To report the longer term outcomes following either a strategy of endovascular repair first or open repair of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm, which are necessary for both patient and clinical decision-making. Methods and results This pragmatic multicentre (29 UK and 1 Canada) trial randomized 613 patients with a clinical diagnosis of ruptured(More)
Hernia through the suprapubic catheterization (SPC) site is rare. Attention is required for such hernias as they get obstructed due to the narrow neck. We report this rare presentation in an elderly gentleman with obstructed incisional hernia through the SPC site, which was reduced and subsequently had a successful mesh repair.
BACKGROUND The benefits of endovascular repair of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm remain controversial, without any strong evidence about advantages in specific subgroups. METHODS An individual-patient data meta-analysis of three recent randomized trials of endovascular versus open repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm was conducted according to a(More)
Ultrasound-guided compression and thrombin injections are reliable for the management of small and medium-sized false aneurysms. However, owing to technical limitations, large false aneurysms often necessitate surgical intervention, which is associated with significant post-operative morbidity and mortality. Endovascular coil embolization is an evolving(More)