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Back pain and radiological changes of the thoraco-lumbar spine were investigated in 142 top athletes, representing wrestling, gymnastics, soccer and tennis (age range 14-25 years). All groups of athletes reported back pain at high frequencies (50-85%). Male gymnasts had significantly increased incidence and severity of back pain as compared to the rest of(More)
Autoantibodies to the Tamm-Horsfall (TH) protein were analyzed in sera from 116 patients with pyelonephritis. The increases in antibody levels were limited in 23 patients with radiological detected renal damage during 31 attacks of acute pyelonephritis. 8 children with abnormally low total and/or unilateral 51Cr EDTA clearance had significantly lower IgG(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine whether age, C-reactive protein (CRP), body temperature, or results of voiding cystourethrography at diagnosis of first-time symptomatic urinary tract infection could predict the risk of renal damage as evaluated by dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA) scintigraphy performed 1 year after the infection. DESIGN The(More)
PURPOSE The aims of the study were: 1) to assess the efficacy of different imaging methods for use prior to treatment; 2) to compare the surgico-histopathologically-based International Neuroblastoma Staging System (INSS) staging with the imaging results; and 3) to suggest a localisation scheme for abdominal neuroblastoma. MATERIAL AND METHODS Thirty-one(More)
A radiologic study of the thoraco-lumbar spine was performed in 143 (117 male and 26 female) athletes (wrestlers, gymnasts, soccer players and tennis players), aged 14 to 25 years and 30 male non-athletes, aged 19 to 25 years. Film interpretation was made after mixing the films from all groups and without knowledge of the individual's identity. Various(More)
The thoracolumbar spine was examined by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and the history of back pain was analyzed in 24 male elite gymnasts (age range, 19-29 years) and in 16 male nonathletes (age range, 23-36 years). Disc degeneration, defined as reduced disc signal intensity, was significantly more common in athletes (75%) than in nonathletes (31%). The(More)
Bacterial attachment to urinary-tract epithelium is important in the pathogenesis of urinary-tract infection. Most pyelonephritogenic Escherichia coli bind specifically to epithelial-cell receptors, which are glycolipids of the globoseries and also antigens in the P blood-group system. Among 36 girls with recurrent pyelonephritis who did not have(More)