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PURPOSE To investigate the intra- and inter-tester reproducibility of measurements of the Achilles tendon, tibialis anterior tendon, and the tibialis posterior tendon in football players using ultrasound (US) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). MATERIAL AND METHODS Eleven asymptomatic football players were examined. Using a standardized US scanning(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate acute anterior knee pain caused by overuse in terms of pain location, aggravating activities, findings on clinical examination and ultrasound/MRI examination. To determine if acute anterior knee pain caused by overuse should be classified as a subgroup of patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS). METHODS In a observational study design(More)
Thirty-six patients scheduled for knee arthroplasty were randomized to general or epidural anesthesia that was prolonged into the postoperative period. All the patients wore graded compression stockings until full ambulation. No other thrombo-prophylactic treatment was given. In diagnosing deep venous thrombosis, bilateral ascending venography was performed(More)
We have studied the effect of extradural analgesia on postoperative venous thrombosis in patients undergoing knee arthroplasty. Forty-eight patients were allocated randomly to receive either general anaesthesia or extradural analgesia with local anaesthetics for 3 days. All patients wore compressive elastic stockings and no anticoagulant drugs were(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare the ability of two different E-MRI units and conventional radiography (CR) to identify bone erosions in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) metacarpophalangeal (MCP) and wrist joints with CT scanning as the standard reference method. METHODS 20 patients with RA and 5 controls underwent CR, CT and two E-MRI examinations (Esaote Biomedica(More)
BACKGROUND It is unknown whether an exercise program can prevent overuse injuries in the lower extremity. An often encountered and important risk factor for the development of lower extremity overuse injuries is an abrupt increase in activity level. HYPOTHESIS A preventive training program based on a literature review of intrinsic risk factors, and(More)
Thrombin-antithrombin-III complexes (TAT) & D-dimer in plasma, and fibrin(ogen) degradation products (FDP) in serum, were measured in 48 patients subjected to total hip arthroplasty. Blood samples were collected on days -1, 0, 1, 3, 7 and 10. Five patients developed postoperative deep vein thrombosis (DVT) diagnosed by venography. A characteristic pattern(More)
PURPOSE The aim is to provide a complete overview of the different simulation-based training options for abdominal ultrasound and to explore the evidence of their effect. MATERIALS AND METHODS This systematic review was performed according to the PRISMA guidelines and Medline, Embase, Web of Science, and the Cochrane Library was searched. Articles were(More)
CD4 recovery in HIV-infected patients treated with highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) is in part believed to be dependent on the degree of preserved thymic function. We investigated whether the thymus has a prolonged effect on CD4 recovery. Total and naïve CD4 counts as well as thymic output determined as the number of CD4 + cells containing(More)