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PURPOSE To determine the effectiveness and safety of interventions used for rehabilitation after open reduction and internal fixation of ankle fractures. METHODS A systematic review and meta-analysis was performed using both randomized trials and cohort studies. The effect of mobilization, weight-bearing, and unprotected weight-bearing as tolerated on(More)
BACKGROUND The cerebrovascular reactivity (CVR) results of blood oxygen level-dependent (BOLD) and arterial spin labeling (ASL) MRI studies performed in patients with cerebrovascular disease (steno-occlusive vascular disease or stroke) were systematically reviewed. SUMMARY Thirty-one articles were included. Twenty-three (74.2%) studies used BOLD MRI to(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the diagnostic value of electrocochleography compared with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with intratympanic gadolinium administration to diagnose endolymphatic hydrops in patients with Ménière's disease. DATA SOURCES An electronic search was performed in the PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane databases on September 15, 2015. A(More)
Although fracture type and treatment options for ankle fractures are well defined, the differences between mono- and polytrauma patients and low- and high-energy trauma have not been addressed. The aim of the present study was to compare the fracture type and trauma mechanism between mono- and polytrauma and low- and high-energy trauma patients with an(More)
INTRODUCTION Due to prioritisation in the initial trauma care, non-life threatening injuries can be overlooked or temporally neglected. Polytrauma patients in particular might be at risk for delayed diagnosed injuries (DDI). Studies that solely focus on DDI in polytrauma patients are not available. Therefore the aim of this study was to analyze DDI and(More)
BACKGROUND The optimal post-operative care regimen after surgically fixed Lauge Hansen supination exorotation injuries remains to be established. This study compares whether unprotected weight bearing as tolerated is superior to protected weight bearing and unprotected non-weight bearing in terms of functional outcome and safety. METHODS/DESIGN The WOW!(More)
The postoperative care regimes of ankle fractures are studied for over 30 years and recommendations have shifted only slightly in the last decades. However, study methodology might have evolved. The aim of this study was to evaluate the changes in time in the design, quality and outcome measures of studies investigating the postoperative care of ankle(More)
A 60-year-old woman with a history of hypertension presented with acute onset of left-sided weakness and drowsiness. Non-contrast CT at baseline and follow-up showed a focal high density lesion in the right middle cerebral artery, consistent with a calcified embolus. CT angiography confirmed its location.
BACKGROUND The last decade has shown a shift toward operative treatment of a subset of midshaft clavicle fractures. However, it is unclear whether there are differences between plate fixation and intramedullary fixation regarding complications and functional outcome. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to compare plate fixation and(More)