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Twenty-seven diabetic patients (12 males and 15 females) with clinically suspected osteomyelitis complicating soft tissue infection of the foot underwent 29 magnetic resonance imaging studies of the suspected lesion. Of these patients, 26 had plain film radiographs, 11 had technetium bone scanning, and 12 had indium-labeled leukocyte scintigraphy performed(More)
Hypercholesterolemia is a major risk factor in the development of cardiovascular disease and HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (i.e. statins) were originally designed to reduce serum cholesterol levels and thus reduce this risk factor. However, it has become increasingly apparent that the effects of statins extend well beyond their lipid lowering actions, and(More)
A 16-item instrument was constructed as a tool to assist medicolegal official in their investigations and certifications of suicidal deaths. The Empirical Criteria for the Determination of Suicide (ECDS)--derived from a combined set of the 22 criterion items of the Operational Criteria for the Determination of Suicide (OCDS) and 33 other items obtained from(More)
Traumatic open dislocation of the knee is an infrequent, severe injury associated with extensive ligamentous damage and a high incidence of vascular and neurologic involvement. Eighteen patients with 19 open knee dislocations were treated at the affiliated hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania and Louisiana State University Medical Center during an(More)