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BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate and compare the cost-effectiveness of varenicline with nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) for smoking cessation in four European countries (Belgium, France, Sweden and the UK). METHODS Markov simulations, using the Benefits of Smoking Cessation on Outcomes (BENESCO) model, were performed. We simulated the… (More)
The endurance during sustained contraction of elbow, flexors, elbow extensors, and back extensors was tested in 3 human subjects. The force level used was varied between ca. 15 and ca. 75% of maximal isometric strength (IS). The clearance of 133Xe from contracting muscles was registered during and after the endurance test. In this way it was possible to… (More)
The snapping tendon syndrome may be caused by abnormalities of the fascia lata, gluteus maximus muscle, or less commonly, the iliopsoas tendon. One case is reported in which fluoroscopic monitoring after computed tomography-guided injection of contrast material confirmed the diagnosis of snapping iliopsoas tendon syndrome.