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STUDY DESIGN Cross-sectional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) study. OBJECTIVES To study the relation of low back pain (LBP) to disc degeneration in the lumbar spine. BACKGROUND DATA Controversy still prevails about the relationship between disc degeneration and LBP. Classification of disc degeneration and symptoms varies, hampering comparison of study(More)
Magnetic resonance imaging of the lower extremities was performed with a low field system in 51 patients representing three different categories of biopsy-proven primary skeletal muscle disease; muscular dystrophies, congenital myopathies and polymyositis. The intermuscular distribution of abnormal signal intensity and the grade of involvement of individual(More)
The radiologic imaging of esophageal cysts (EC) in adults is described. These rare cysts, often detected incidentally on routine chest radiographs, seldom produce symptoms, but they may cause precordial sensations, arrhythmias, and dysphagia. They may also bleed and become malignant. As surgical excision is the treatment of choice, the preoperative(More)
INTRODUCTION Adult hypophosphatasia (HPP) is characterized by low serum alkaline phosphatase (S-ALP) and poorly healing fractures due to ALPL gene mutations. Increased S-ALP and fracture repair were reported in two patients treated with teriparatide, PTH 1-34. The effects of full-length PTH 1-84 have not been studied. METHODS Two 56- and 64-yr-old sisters(More)
Magnetic resonance examinations of skeletal muscle with differential T1 relaxation time measurements were performed in 19 patients with muscular dystrophies and congenital myopathies, and in eight control subjects. A field echo chemical shift imaging technique was used. T1 values of muscular tissue were measured from the primary composite images, and(More)
PURPOSE To prospectively evaluate the use and optimal timing of ultrasonographic (US) screening for posterior shoulder subluxation in infantswith brachial plexus birth injury (BPBI). MATERIALS AND METHODS Approval of the ethics committee and informed consent of guardians was obtained. This population-based prospective study included neonates with BPBI who(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the association between overweight and lumbar disc degeneration. DESIGN Population-based 4-y follow-up magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) study. SUBJECTS The subjects were 129 working middle-aged men selected to the baseline magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) study from a cohort of 1832 men representing three occupations: machine drivers,(More)
Computed tomography (CT), ultrasonography (US) and low field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of muscles were performed in 13 patients of a large family with two clinically separate phenotypes of muscular dystrophy. Five patients had severe proximal muscle weakness and wasting like in limb-girdle muscular dystrophy. Imaging methods showed loss of muscle(More)
Thirty patients who underwent coronary artery bypass grafting were randomized to receive 30% oxygen by mask either with an ambient airway pressure or with 7.4 mmHg (1 kPa) continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) for 8 h after extubation. Arterial blood oxygen tension (PaO2) decreased remarkably in the control group after extubation (from 19.2 +/- 5.3 kPa(More)