Christie Schmidt

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OBJECTIVE Our objective was to evaluate early-phase unenhanced and late-phase contrast-enhanced helical CT in revealing renal lesions and staging renal cell carcinomas. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Contrast-enhanced helical CT of the kidneys was performed in 145 patients who also underwent unenhanced CT. Contrast-enhanced CT was performed in the corticomedullary(More)
Little information is available regarding the long-term effects, if any, of running on the musculoskeletal system. We therefore compared the prevalence of degenerative joint disease among 17 male runners (mean age, 56 years; height, 180 cm [5 ft 11 in]; and weight, 73.02 kg [161 lb] with 18 male nonrunners (mean age, 60 years; height, 178 cm [5 ft 10 in];(More)
CONTEXT It has been theorized that a positive Trendelenburg test (TT) indicates weakness of the stance hip-abductor (HABD) musculature, results in contralateral pelvic drop, and represents impaired load transfer, which may contribute to low back pain. Few studies have tested whether weakness of the HABDs is directly related to the magnitude of pelvic drop(More)
We describe acute therapy for a 13-year-old female from Panama with chronic idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura (ITP) refractory to steroids, splenectomy, vinca alkaloids, and azathioprine. She presented with neurologic deterioration from a posterior fossa intracranial hemorrhage (ICH). This followed a 3-month history of severe dysfunctional uterine(More)
Wegener’s granulomatosis (WG) is a systemic vasculitis characterised by the presence of necrotizing granulomas and classically manifests as a triad of upper and lower respiratory tract involvement along with glomerulonephritis. Other rather unusual presentations of WG include ocular, salivary gland, cutaneous, gastrointestinal and cardiac involvement. We(More)
Introduction: Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) has a poor prognosis when metastasized to distant sites, although immunotherapy may offer a prolongation of survival in selected patient groups. Unfortunately, no treatment options remain when immunotherapy fails. In this phase IIa trial the tolerability and efficacy of the antifolate drug methotrexate-human serum(More)
This 24-months, placebo-controlled, double-blind, randomised, group comparison study investigated the effect of acarbose vs placebo for improving metabolic control in patients with Type 2 diabetes under dietary training insufficiently controlled by diet alone. Patients randomised to acarbose had their dose increased in a stepwise manner to week 5. From week(More)
Cyclosporine pharmacokinetics were reported to be influenced in patients with Crohn's disease. To explore the relationship between Crohn's disease and cyclosporine pharmacokinetics, this investigation was performed in 20 patients with varying Crohn's Disease Activity Index (CDAI). A single oral dose of 300 mg of cyclosporine was given and serial blood(More)
PURPOSE Surgical blocking of the eustachian tube is presented as an ultimate treatment option in a 11-year-old suicidal boy with a therapy-resistant, persistent clicking tinnitus caused by myoclonus of the levator veli palatini. PATIENT An 11-year-old boy decompensated psychologically as a result of loud and objective tinnitus. The tinnitus could be heard(More)