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STUDY DESIGN A retrospective case review of children treated with dual growing rod technique at our institutions. Patients included had no previous surgery and a minimum of 2 years follow-up from initial surgery. OBJECTIVES To determine the safety and effectiveness of the previously described dual growing rod technique in achieving and maintaining(More)
Ultrasonic features of three cases of liver cell adenoma (LCA) and two cases of focal nodular hyperplasia (FNH) are presented. These tumors have similar sonographic appearances presenting either as solid masses or containing sonolucent areas due to hemorrhage or necrosis. Although these ultrasonic features in patients with an area of decreased activity on(More)
BACKGROUND Deep surgical site infection may change the course of growing-rod treatment of early-onset scoliosis. Our goal was to assess the effect of this complication on subsequent treatment. METHODS A multicenter international database was retrospectively reviewed; 379 patients treated with growing-rod surgery and followed for a minimum of two years(More)
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective analysis of patients treated with single and dual growing rods who had completed their course of treatment, had definitive fusion, and had a minimum of 2 years follow-up. OBJECTIVES To determine which technique was the most effective in the management of severe spinal deformity in young children: control of the spinal deformity,(More)
The appearance of focal hepatic lesions on 99mTc-sulfur colloid images is nonspecific. As it is important to distinguish hemangiomas from other lesions prior to biopsy, a prospective study was performed using 99mTc-labeled red blood cells. Dynamic perfusion and delayed blood-pool images (1-2 hours) were obtained and lesion activity categorized as increased,(More)
BACKGROUND We assessed the safety and feasibility of permanent implantation of a novel coronary sinus mitral repair device (PTMA, Viacor Inc). METHODS AND RESULTS Symptomatic (New York Heart Association class 2 or 3) patients with primarily functional mitral regurgitation (MR) were included. A diagnostic PTMA procedure was performed in the coronary sinus(More)
The present study was designed to evaluate whether the presence of renal disease during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is associated with worse outcomes at 1 year in a multicenter study. The incidence of death, myocardial infarction, coronary artery bypass grafting, repeat PCI, and repeat revascularization were prospectively collected on 4,602(More)
Metaphyseal chondrodysplasia type Schmid (MCDS) is caused by mutations in COL10A1 that are clustered in the carboxyl-terminal non-collagenous (NC1) encoding domain. This domain is responsible for initiating trimerization of type X collagen during biosynthesis. We have built a molecular model of the NC1 domain trimer based on the crystal structure(More)
Patients with chest pain/ischemic cardiac disease and normal coronary arteriography are thought to have a benign prognosis despite diminished quality of life. Many patients with hypertension fall into this group, at least in the early stage of their disease. Whether abnormalities in coronary flow reserve in these patients are associated with increased(More)