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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy of fetal intervention using fetal cystoscopy or vesicoamniotic shunting in the treatment of severe lower urinary obstruction (LUTO). METHODS A cohort of 111 fetuses with severe LUTO attending two centers between January 1990 and August 2013 were included retrospectively. Fetuses were categorized into three groups based(More)
Congenital glenoid dysplasia is a rare congenital condition of the shoulder. We report the case of a 6-year-old girl that was referred to our institution for restricted motion of both shoulders. Radiological examination revealed bilateral glenoid dysplasia. At the time of the child's examination, her mother also complained of shoulder stiffness; radiographs(More)
Diltiazem is a calcium slow-channel blocking drug that may be effective in the treatment of chronic stable angina pectoris. To evaluate the therapeutic efficacy 3 hours after a single oral dose of 120 mg, 12 men with chronic stable angina pectoris performed a maximal exercise test on a bicycle ergometer after ingesting either placebo or diltiazem(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine if computed tomography of the patellofemoral joint has any advantage over standard radiologic techniques in the evaluation of recurrent patellar subluxation. DESIGN A case series. SETTING A tertiary children's hospital out-patient clinic. PARTICIPANTS Forty consecutive adolescents with a clinical diagnosis of recurrent patellar(More)
We reviewed retrospectively 22 patients (23 limb segments) with fibular hemimelia treated by amputation or limb lengthening to evaluate these methods of treatment. There were 12 boys and 10 girls, all with associated anomalies in the lower limbs. Twelve patients (13 limb segments) had early amputation and prosthetic fitting and ten had tibial lengthening(More)
We retrospectively reviewed the operative treatment carried out between 1988 and 1994 of eight patients with habitual patellar dislocation. In four the condition was bilateral. All patients had recurrent dislocation with severe functional disability. The surgical technique involved distal advancement of the patella by complete mobilisation of the patellar(More)
Sixteen cases of type II congenital kyphosis were reviewed. As a working hypothesis, we assumed that this pathology should have a behavior similar to scoliosis due to a segmentation defect, if a true unsegmented bar existed. The analysis of different parameters including the number of levels involved, the patient's age, the degree of disc space involvement,(More)
We developed a model for creating retinectomies of various sizes in phakic rabbit eyes and examined the effects of retinal attachment, epiretinal membrane formation, and intraocular pressure. Eleven retinectomized eyes with an average defect size of 5.6 disc areas and a postoperative followup from 48 to 62 days remained attached without retinopexy, and(More)
The coastal fish assemblages of Wemindji, eastern James Bay, were studied in 1987 and 1988 to describe seasonal utilization of the Maquatua River estuary and the adjacent coastal waters by marine and anadromous fishes. Fish diversity was low (11 sp.) and experimental gill net catches were highly variable between sites in the estuary and coastal waters, and(More)