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QUESTIONS Does inspiratory muscle training improve maximal inspiratory pressure in intubated older people? Does it improve breathing pattern and time to wean from mechanical ventilation? DESIGN Randomised trial with concealed allocation and intention-to-treat analysis. PARTICIPANTS 41 elderly, intubated adults who had been mechanically ventilated for at(More)
From July 1988 until December 1990 1141 patients with left-sided idiopathic varicocele underwent phlebography of the spermatic internal vein, and percutaneous sclerotherapy with sodium morruate (Varicocid) was intended to be performed. In 125 of these patients sclerotherapy was not feasible. The reasons for this were analysed in a retrospective study.(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify and image protein biomarker candidates in the synovial tissue of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and patients with osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS A novel matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI) imaging mass spectrometry (IMS) technique was applied to the analysis of synovial tissue. Patients were classified(More)
Thirty-seven patients with 20 cemented Thompson-Richards prostheses and 19 cementless S. T. A. R. prostheses (2 bilateral cases) were followed up after 1-12 years. Rheumatoid arthritis was the main diagnosis in both populations, with females dominating. The investigation was based on the Kofoed ankle score. At follow-up the total scoring improved to 86.9(More)
The diagnosis of infections in patients with arthritis and/or joint prostheses requires interdisciplinary cooperation and the use of up-to-date methods. Massive bacterial infection can be identified by bacterial culture, and minimal infection can be detected by molecular pathological methods. These processes include specific enrichment of bacterial and(More)
In order to investigate the effects of distinct concurrent training sequences on serum leptin and cortisol levels, 10 subjects (27.1±4.8 years, body mass index 25.38±0.09) were submitted to a control session, concurrent training 1 and concurrent training 2. Samples of leptin and cortisol were collected. Concurrent training 1 consisted of indoor cycling(More)
PURPOSE To determine the value of supine chest radiography in comparison to orientating chest CT in the initial diagnostic evaluation of severely polytraumatised patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS 303 patients with primary indication for a cranial CT following trauma were investigated between 1988 and 1993. After performing the cranial CT all patients(More)
We present a comparative study of 120 elbow synovectomies with and without radial head resection performed between 1985 and 1993. Minimal radiological destruction according to Larsen stage 1-2 was present in 38 joints; 28 patients were followed postoperatively for an average period of 8.2 years. Synovectomy was combined with radial head resection in 70(More)
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