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AIM Leukoencephalopathy with brainstem and spinal cord involvement and lactate elevation (LBSL) is known as a relatively mild leukoencephalopathy. We investigated the occurrence of severe variants of LBSL with extensive brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) abnormalities. METHOD MRIs of approximately 3,000 patients with an unknown leukoencephalopathy(More)
Disease-specific instruments of quality of life (QOL) are more sensitive to disease-specific changes. The purpose of this study is to identify prognostic factors for disease-specific QOL after all-arthroscopic rotator cuff (RC) repair using the Western Ontario Rotator Cuff Index (WORC). A total of 140 patients were evaluated after an RC repair with a mean(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the effect of radial extracorporeal shock-wave therapy (rESWT) on patients with chronic tendinitis of the rotator cuff. This was a randomised controlled trial in which 82 patients (mean age 47 years (24 to 67)) with chronic tendinitis diagnosed clinically were randomly allocated to a treatment group who received(More)
HYPOTHESIS The purpose of this study was to determine the minimal detectable change (MDC) for the Constant score in patients with impingement, a supraspinatus tear, or a massive rotator cuff (RC) tear as observed changes smaller than the MDC might be the result of measurement error. METHODS The Constant score was recorded in a total of 180 patients,(More)
Knowledge of the presence and extent of bone infiltration is crucial for planning the resection of potential bone-infiltrating squamous cell carcinomas of the head and neck (HNSCC). Routinely, plain-film radiography, multislice computed tomography (MSCT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are used for preoperative staging, but they show relatively high(More)
BACKGROUND Subacromial pain syndrome (SAPS) and scapular dyskinesis are closely associated, but the role of pain is unknown. We hypothesized that pain results in asymmetrical scapular kinematics, and we expected more symmetrical kinematics after infiltration of subacromial anaesthetics. OBJECTIVE To investigate the effect of subacromial anaesthetics on(More)
BACKGROUND Internal herniation following a laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) operation is a complication whereby the small bowel herniates through to the newly formed peritoneal compartment. Medical history, physical examination and laboratory tests are often non-specific and could lead to misdiagnosis. CASE DESCRIPTION A 46-year-old male with(More)
Chronic muscle diseases are highly prevalent in the elderly causing severe mobility limitations, pain and frailty. The intrinsic molecular mechanisms are poorly understood due to multifactorial causes, slow progression with age and variations between individuals. Understanding the underlying molecular mechanisms could lead to new treatment options which are(More)
BACKGROUND The treatment effect of acromioplasty for chronic subacromial pain syndrome (SAPS) on long-term shoulder function and rotator cuff deterioration has still to be determined. This study aimed to determine the long-term clinical and radiologic treatment effect of arthroscopic acromioplasty in patients with chronic SAPS. METHODS In this(More)
BACKGROUND Teres major (TM) transfer and latissimus dorsi (LD) transfer are essential treatment options in patients with posterosuperior rotator cuff (RC) tears. The purpose of this study was to quantify shoulder kinematics before and after TM transfer and LD transfer in posterosuperior RC tear patients. METHODS In this prospective cohort study, we(More)