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Work-related upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders, including carpal tunnel syndrome, are prevalent among dentists and dental hygienists. An important risk factor for developing these disorders is forceful pinching which occurs during periodontal work such as dental scaling. Ergonomically designed dental scaling instruments may help reduce the(More)
Compared with warfarin, dabigatran is associated with less intracranial hemorrhage, but an increased risk of myocardial infarction. To explore these phenomena, we compared their effects on thrombin generation. Thrombin generation in plasma from 10 patients taking therapeutic doses of warfarin (mean INR 2.6) was compared with that in plasma containing 250(More)
There is increasing evidence that alternative geometry keyboards may prevent or reduce arm pain or disorders, and presumably the mechanism is by reducing awkward arm postures. However, the effect of alternative keyboards, especially the new designs, on wrist and arm postures are not well known. In this laboratory study, the wrist and forearm postures of 100(More)
BACKGROUND In comparison with people in other occupations, dentists and dental hygienists are at increased risk of developing work-related musculoskeletal disorders, including carpal tunnel syndrome. An important risk factor in dental practice is forceful pinching, which occurs during dental scaling. Ergonomically designed dental instruments may help reduce(More)
OBJECTIVES To identify if a common set of cytokines is elevated in both ovarian cancer and acute coronary syndrome (ACS). DESIGN AND METHODS A cytokine array (Randox Ltd) was measured in healthy women (n=33), women with ACS (n=21) and ovarian cancer (n=45). RESULTS Women with ACS or ovarian cancer had higher concentrations of IL-6, IL-8, VEGF, MCP-1,(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the potency, reversibility, and perioperative bleeding risk of Hepalean with those of PPC heparin. METHODS Because in vitro testing failed to detect differences in the potency or protamine reversibility of the 2 heparin preparations, we conducted a parallel group, single-center, double-blind, randomized, controlled trial to compare(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the evidence for using heparin in the treatment of burn injury or the complications of burn injury in adults and children. DATA SOURCES The following databases were searched: MEDLINE (1966-current), EMBASE (1980-current), Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health (CINAHL) (1982-current), The Cochrane Central Database of Controlled(More)
OBJECTIVES To present a case of, and to review the literature concerning, osteoblastoma of the nasal cavity, and to demonstrate the importance of considering this rare entity when assessing patients presenting with a nasal septum lesion. CASE REPORT Benign osteoblastoma is a rare tumour, constituting 1 per cent of all bone tumours. Most cases occur in the(More)