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OBJECTIVE To evaluate individual finger synchronized robot-assisted hand rehabilitation in stroke patients. DESIGN Prospective parallel group randomized controlled clinical trial. SUBJECTS The study recruited patients who were ≥18 years old, more than three months post stroke, showed limited index finger movement and had weakened and impaired hand(More)
One hundred sixteen patients with superficial bladder cancers (Stages Ta, T1, and TIS) were evaluated and treated with either intravesical bacillus Calmette-Guerin [Tice strain] (BCG) or doxorubicin hydrochloride (Adriamycin [ADR]), in a multicenter study. One hundred nine of these patients currently have follow-up. Of these, 54 were completely resected and(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the relationship between removable dentures and swallowing and describe risks. METHODS Twenty-four patients with removable dentures who were referred for videofluoroscopic swallowing study (VFSS) were enrolled. We evaluated the change of swallowing function using VFSS before and after the removal of the removable denture. The(More)
We evaluated 139 patients with superficial bladder cancer (Stages Ta, Tl, and TIS) and treated them with either intravesical bacillus Calmette-Guérin, Tice strain (BCG), or doxorubicin hydrochloride (Adriamycin [ADR]) in a nonrandomized, multicenter study. Our follow-up study comprises 135 of these patients. Of these patients, 78 tumors were completely(More)
In our study, 29 of 150 patients with bladder cancer also had other associated primary malignancies, 10 of which were manifested after intravesical treatment with bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG). Second primary malignancies developed in 5 of these patients within three months of the start of BCG therapy. All 5 showed acceleration of the second primary tumor,(More)
The Bac-T-Screen was used to process 795 urine specimens. Tests for urine specimens took slightly more than two minutes. The Bac-T-Screen predicted with 99 per cent accuracy if a specimen was negative for bacteriuria or pyuria. Thus, approximately one half of all carefully collected urine specimens need no further laboratory culture. In addition, the(More)
Isolated smooth muscle strips from the rabbit bladder body, bladder base, and proximal urethra were contracted with ionic calcium (Ca2+) alone and with the calcium-selective ionophore A23187, acetylcholine, norepinephrine, adenosine triphosphate (ATP), and direct electrical stimulation. The effects of Ca2+ and the calcium entry blocker verapamil on(More)
We evaluated 155 patients with superficial bladder cancers (Stages Ta, T1, and TIS) and treated them with either intravesical bacillus Calmette-Guérin (Tice strain) (BCG) or doxorubicin hydrochloride (Adriamycin), in a multicenter nonrandomized study. At present 140 of these patients in treatment Groups I and II are being followed up. With additional(More)
We evaluated 158 cases of patients with superficial bladder cancers (Stages Ta, T1, and Tis). These cases were treated with either intravesical bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) (Tice strain) or Adriamycin (ADR), in a multicenter, nonrandomized study. One hundred thirty-one of these patients were followed up; the results continue to show a higher percentage of(More)
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