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A prospective study was performed to determine the effect of protein depletion and postoperative nutritional status on the outcome in sixty-three elderly patients who had been admitted to the hospital because of a fracture of the hip. The parameters that were used to determine the degree of protein depletion included levels of albumin, of prealbumin, and of(More)
In POINT X, a study designed to reflect clinical practice and patient treatment choices, 254 European patients received open-label collagenase for Dupuytren's contracture. The most severely affected joint was treated first in 74% of patients. In total, 52%, 41%, 7%, and 1% of patients selected the little, ring, middle, and index finger, respectively; 79%(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE Despite widespread use of adjunctive benzodiazepines during ketamine sedation, their efficacy in reducing recovery agitation in children has never been studied. We wished to characterize the nature and severity of recovery agitation after ketamine sedation in children treated in the emergency department and to determine whether the addition(More)
Safety was evaluated for collagenase Clostridium histolyticum (CCH) based on 11 clinical trials (N = 1082) and compared with fasciectomy data in a structured literature review of 48 European studies (N = 7727) for treatment of Dupuytren's contracture. Incidence of adverse events was numerically lower with CCH vs. equivalent complications from fasciectomy(More)
In 14 women aged 37-68 y with a history of renal calcium calculi, bone densities were 12.0% below those of age-matched control subjects at the L2-4 lumbar spine (P = 0.007) and 6.4% less at the femoral neck (P = 0.095). A low-oxalate diet was supplemented with 1 g Ca/d as citrate. In 6 mo, plasma 1,25(OH)2D concentrations fell from 53.2 +/- 18.8 to 41.9 +/-(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Dupuytren's contractures affecting proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joints are challenging to treat. We explored the effects of collagenase Clostridium histolyticum (CCH) on PIP joint contractures after injection of an affected metacarpophalangeal (MP) joint in the same finger and after injection of an isolated PIP joint contracture.(More)
A nationwide mail survey was used to determine the degree to which primary-care physicians indicated that they practice the "core competencies" in clinical nutrition identified by Young et al (Am J Clin Nutr 1983;38:800-10). We also surveyed the nutrition-related attitudes of these physicians. Although the 3416 physicians who responded to the survey tended(More)
A tropism test is required prior to initiation of CCR5 antagonist therapy in HIV-1 infected individuals, as these agents are not effective in patients harboring CXCR4 (X4) coreceptor-using viral variants. We developed a clinical laboratory-based genotypic tropism test for detection of CCR5-using (R5) or X4 variants that utilizes triplicate population(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the characteristics of tolterodine extended-release (ER) 4 mg responders and suboptimal responders (≤50% decrease in UUI episodes/24 h) among patients with overactive bladder (OAB), including urgency urinary incontinence (UUI), and identify predictors of a >50% UUI response with fesoterodine 8 mg in tolterodine suboptimal responders. (More)
AIMS Overactive bladder (OAB) and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) are highly prevalent conditions that place a large burden on the United States (US) health care system. We sought to analyze patterns of prescription medication usage for incident OAB in men and women, and for incident BPH in men using US health insurance claims data. MATERIALS AND(More)